Gizem Yarbil is an associate producer at Worldfocus who grew up in Turkey. She argues that Turkish immigrants may cling even more strongly to their customs-- including honor killings-- when faced with the difficulties of life in the West.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its nominations for the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Nominees include films from Germany, Peru, Argentina, France, and Israel. See the trailers here.
Elderly Ohio resident John Demjanjuk is being tried in Germany as an accessory to the murder of almost 28,000 Jews. Prosecutors allege that he served as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp in Poland. Today, relatives of those killed in the camp testified. Do you support the prosecution of an apparently ailing, 89-year-old accused Nazi guard?
Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the fallout continues from the financial woes of Dubai World; an Irish report finds evidence of a church cover-up of abuse; and Cuba stages its first military exercises in 5 years.
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.
Garrick Utley, the president of the Levin Institute of the State University of New York, and Rana Foroohar, senior editor of Newsweek’s international edition, join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and its lasting geopolitical implications. They discuss the history of Berlin and and analyze current U.S. - German relations.
As a reporter, Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff hitch-hiked overnight to Berlin to cover the story. Daniel Fried was working at the Polish desk at the U.S. State Department when the wall came down. Sergey Shestakov was the chief of staff for the Soviet ambassador to the United Nations.
Twenty years later, the residents of Berlin celebrate the historic day that marked the beginning of the end of Communism. Virtually all Berliners remember where they were and what they were doing the day that the wall fell. Mike Kraus, a freelance video journalist, reports from Berlin.
Berlin lies at the center of the German political imagination and was the focal point of the Iron Curtain that separated Eastern and Western Europe during the Cold War. Berlin has also played host to some of America's greatest presidential speeches -- by JFK, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama.