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Class warfare looms in 2010 British general election

Perspectives

Class warfare looms in 2010 British general election

The 2010 British General Election, which must be held by June 3, pits embattled Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the Labour Party against David Cameron of the Conservatives. Jamie Macfarlane writes about the perennial issue of class as a potential factor in the race.

Posted: January 26, 2010 16:39   Comments: 4
Top 10 Worldfocus Blogwatch Features of 2009

Worldfocus Best of 2009

Top 10 Worldfocus Blogwatch Features of 2009

Worldfocus presents highlights from our Blogwatch section, as well as other web feature articles. This year saw many significant events -- ranging from great recession to the post-presidential election protests in Iran. Read our top 10 web articles from 2009, about Dubai, cartoon porn and Ogadeni militants.

Posted: December 31, 2009 14:42   Comments: 0
An uneven global economy is cause for concern in 2010

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An uneven global economy is cause for concern in 2010

Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek discusses the economic fluctuations in Britain, across Europe and elsewhere. He explains how Britain and the UK face identity crises in determining what they can do to dig out of the economic crisis.

Posted: October 23, 2009 13:28   Comments: 0
South Yemenis clamor for secession from Yemen

Mohammad Al-Kassim

South Yemenis clamor for secession from Yemen

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim writes about the separatist movement in Southern Yemen - an under-reported story that could have major implications for the United States.

Posted: October 16, 2009 13:40   Comments: 3
Reading the Middle Eastern press on Iran’s nuclear plant

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Reading the Middle Eastern press on Iran’s nuclear plant

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim blogs about how Middle Eastern news media outlets covered the news that Iran is building a second nuclear site.

Posted: September 25, 2009 15:10   Comments: 1
Inefficiency mars Britain’s cradle-to-grave health promise

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Inefficiency mars Britain’s cradle-to-grave health promise

The British National Health System is the world's largest publicly-funded health care system. Harry Smith of Al Jazeera English reports on how this free -- but controversial -- system is faring 60 years after its inception.

Posted: September 8, 2009 14:46   Comments: 1
Mounting election fraud and waning support in Afghanistan

Interview (video)

Mounting election fraud and waning support in Afghanistan

Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses potential exit strategies for U.S. allies and Americans' waning support for the fight in Afghanistan.

Posted: September 7, 2009 16:43   Comments: 3
British interests in Libya probed after bomber’s release

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British interests in Libya probed after bomber’s release

Geoff Porter, the head of Middle Eastern and African affairs for the Eurasia Group, examines the extent to which the business relationship between the U.K. and Libya influenced the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.

Posted: August 25, 2009 14:26   Comments: 5
Britain defends its health care against U.S. criticisms

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Britain defends its health care against U.S. criticisms

The angry debate over health care reform in the U.S. is triggering another round of outrage overseas. Officials in Great Britain are now fighting back to defend their system from the criticisms of America's right. Andrew Clark of The Guardian discusses how Britons view the U.S. health care debate.

Posted: August 14, 2009 14:40   Comments: 12
Pakistan celebrates, reflects on independence day

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Pakistan celebrates, reflects on independence day

On Friday, Pakistan celebrated its 62nd anniversary of independence from British rule. Security was on high alert in the conflict-torn nation. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes the changes Pakistan has gone through since gaining independence in 1947.

Posted: August 14, 2009 14:38   Comments: 0

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