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Tough talk will break the Middle East impasse

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Tough talk will break the Middle East impasse

Contributing blogger S.Azmat Hassan, a former Pakistani diplomat, writes about the current impasse in the Middle East peace process. He argues that the Obama administration should be tougher on both sides to break through the current stalemate.

Posted: November 10, 2009 14:30   Comments: 6
Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

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Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

Worldfocus.org builds out extended coverage pages to focus on key international countries and themes: Voices of Iran; Stateless to Statehood; Politics and Pop Culture; Behind the Korean; Crisis in Congo, and more.

Posted: November 6, 2009 18:22   Comments: 0
Afghanistan’s “bravest woman” criticizes government

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Afghanistan’s “bravest woman” criticizes government

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al Kassim interviews Malalai Joya -- the first Afghan woman to be elected to parliament. She has openly challenged the Afghan government, U.S. and NATO military presence, warlords and the Taliban.

Posted: November 6, 2009 14:54   Comments: 16
Taxes curb Danish oil use, promote energy independence

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Taxes curb Danish oil use, promote energy independence

Producer John Larson reports from Copenhagen, Denmark, on how changing lifestyles, taxing energy and subsidizing alternative technologies have reduced the country's dependency on oil and created thousands of new jobs.

Posted: November 5, 2009 18:29   Comments: 20
Finding a way to coexist with hyenas in Ethiopia

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Finding a way to coexist with hyenas in Ethiopia

While in Ethiopia reporting on a series of signature stories from Ethiopia, correspondent Martin Seemungal encountered an unusual tradition - locals who feed hyenas by hand. The tradition supposedly began as a way to protect children from the wild animals.

Posted: November 4, 2009 18:20   Comments: 3
Journalists risk their lives reporting in the Philippines

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Journalists risk their lives reporting in the Philippines

Correspondent Mark Litke and producer Ara Ayer report from the Philippines where there are more newspapers in print, more points of view and more influence in broadcast journalism than ever before. But since People Power in 1986, more than 70 journalists have been murdered.

Posted: November 3, 2009 17:56   Comments: 4
Ancient Palestinian craft still intact amid globalization

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Ancient Palestinian craft still intact amid globalization

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al Kassim reports from the West Bank city of Hebron about its vanishing glassmaking industry, which dates back to the Phoenician era. He visits a master craftsman whose family business has endured for generations.

Posted: November 3, 2009 16:56   Comments: 26
Straddling the two Koreas: DMZ diplomacy with Major Im

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Straddling the two Koreas: DMZ diplomacy with Major Im

Part 3 of 6 in our series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about his encounter with North Korean Major Im Dong-chul while on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas.

Posted: November 3, 2009 15:29   Comments: 10
Today: Russia vaccinates for H1N1 and Clinton in Kosovo

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Today: Russia vaccinates for H1N1 and Clinton in Kosovo

A high-level North Korean diplomat announces his country's intention to participate in direct negotiations on nuclear proliferation, and Bill Clinton visits Kosovo to attend the unveiling of his 11-foot statue.

Posted: November 2, 2009 13:34   Comments: 3
Hillary Clinton’s message to Pakistan

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Hillary Clinton’s message to Pakistan

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Hillary Clinton's three-day visit to Pakistan. For the past few years, Pakistan has been visited by many senior U.S. military officials, but Clinton has been unique in emphasizing human development as a key ingredient in counter-terrorism.

Posted: November 2, 2009 13:20   Comments: 4

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