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Global Politics

The crisis in Ukraine is testing the limits of the US relationship with Europe

President Obama in Europe this week has been rallying the nations of Europe to oppose Moscow's annexation of Crimea, and to try to deter further aggression. But despite all the talk of unity, there are serious limits to what the US and Europe are willing to do together. Host Marco Werman speaks with Judy Dempsey, senior associate at Carnegie-Europe.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz today is Leuven, Belgium. The city is home to the world's biggest brewer. Union workers protesting job cuts there are blockading the company. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Horst Dornhorst, beer expert and writer.

Global Politics

How American debt compares

President Obama's debt-reduction commission is trying to trim federal deficits dramatically in the coming decade. But how does US debt compare with other nations? The World's Jason Margolis has more.

Global Politics

Adopt a waloon

Belgium goes to the polls on Sunday amid fears that could split the country permanently. The World's Clark Boyd is in Brussels, where an online group is trying to cool passions by encouraging rivals to ?adopt' someone from the other side.

Conflict & Justice

Using DNA spray to catch thieves

Reporter Clark Boyd tells us that businesses in Britain, Holland and Belgium are using synthetic DNA to spray thieves and shoplifters. When the police catch a suspect, all they need is an ultraviolet light and a cotton swab to begin their investigation.

Global Scan

Is the US secretly training Syria's rebels?

What is at stake in the ongoing Syrian civil war? Enough that the US is considering increasing its role in supporting the rebels — perhaps providing direct military support and training. Meanwhile, Roman Catholic Pope Francis says he might consider allowing priests to marry, while Belgium considers the possibility a hitman was behind an attack on a Jewish museum this weekend. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the birthplace of surrealist painter Rene Magritte. The answer is the city of Lessines, in the province of Hainaut in Belgium.

Global Politics

Tintin on trial

50 years ago this month, Congo became an independent nation. In the early 1930s, cartoonist Herge sent his intrepid boy reporter Tintin to Congo. But now, it's the subject of, a lawsuit brought by a Congolese immigrant. The World's Clark Boyd reports.