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Greeks struggle to reclaim traditional Mediterranean diet

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Greeks struggle to reclaim traditional Mediterranean diet

While traditional Mediterranean fare is among the healthiest on the planet, Greece now struggles with an obesity epidemic. Worldfocus correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson report on Greek efforts to reclaim their heritage of "slow food."

Posted: November 25, 2009 17:11   Comments: 13
Savoring slow food in Crete

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Savoring slow food in Crete

As part of their reporting on Greek efforts to stem the tide of obesity in their country, Worldfocus correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson visit "slow food" advocates Nikos and Lola Frantzeskakis. The pair share recipes for healthy -- and delicious -- dishes in Vamos, Crete using locally-grown vegetables, meats, and of course, olive oil.

Posted: November 25, 2009 17:10   Comments: 2
Today: A settlement freeze offer and a missing tiger

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Today: A settlement freeze offer and a missing tiger

Stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the death toll continues to rise in the Philippines from a massacre allegedly ordered by a clan close to the government. In Russia, a rare Siberian tiger tagged by Vladimir Putin goes missing.

Posted: November 25, 2009 12:06   Comments: 2
Efficient Danes use hydrogen cells to maximize wind power

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Efficient Danes use hydrogen cells to maximize wind power

Last week, we showed you how everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power. But there's a challenge -- how to store that power when the wind isn't blowing. John Larson reports on how Denmark is searching for answers, including building Europe's first "hydrogen neighborhood" -- homes that are powered and heated with the help of hydrogen fuel cells.

Posted: November 24, 2009 17:00   Comments: 11
Today: Violence in the Philippines, Ahmadinejad in Brazil

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Today: Violence in the Philippines, Ahmadinejad in Brazil

Stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the death toll from a political massacre rises in the Philippines; scientists say climate change may cause conflict in Africa; and the Iranian president is in Brazil.

Posted: November 24, 2009 12:47   Comments: 1
Germany to require immigrants to sign integration contracts

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Germany to require immigrants to sign integration contracts

Germany has plan for an "integration contracts" that new immigrants must sign, laying out services available to immigrant communities and detailing the expectations of new arrivals. Martin Seemungal reported late last year on the rising Christian-Muslim tensions in the city of Cologne.

Posted: November 23, 2009 21:55   Comments: 68
Today: contracts for immigrants and prisoner exchanges

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Today: contracts for immigrants and prisoner exchanges

Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Germany plans to have immigrants sign "integration contracts," Israel may be closer to securing the release of hostage Gilad Shalit; and political violence in the Philippines.

Posted: November 23, 2009 12:36   Comments: 5
Activists protest arrest of opposition leader in Russia

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Activists protest arrest of opposition leader in Russia

Worldfocus producer Christine Kiernan writes about the case of Russian activist Eduard Limonov, who was picked up for participating in an “unsanctioned rally” in Moscow on October 31. Activists from the opposition Solidarity movement say they have uncovered a high-level police memo ordering officers to disrupt the protests.

Posted: November 20, 2009 12:39   Comments: 0
Today: Obama in Korea and a World Cup controversy

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Today: Obama in Korea and a World Cup controversy

Today's top stores as brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. President Obama has tough words for Iran and North Korea; Russia has over 3,500 people die in road accidents daily; and Irish sports officials protest the winning goal scored by France in the World Cup playoffs.

Posted: November 19, 2009 11:19   Comments: 2
Today: Somali pirates, German troops and obese kids

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Today: Somali pirates, German troops and obese kids

Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: President Obama leaves China with few concessions; Germany will extend its mission in Afghanistan for another year; and an epidemic of childhood obesity threatens to lower life expectancy in Mexico.

Posted: November 18, 2009 12:01   Comments: 0

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