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UN promotes women's rights

A new agency at the United Nations aims to promote equality and women's rights. The surprise list of the board members includes Saudi Arabia, Libya and Congo. Philippe Bolopion, UN advocacy director for Human Rights Watch speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins.

Global Politics

The currency wars

On the eve of the G20 summit in Seoul, Simon Johnson, professor at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the former chief for the International Monetary Fund, explains the issue.

Arts, Culture & Media

Symbolic meaning of poppies

The poppy has different symbolic meanings if you're in China or if you're in Britain. That made things somewhat awkward as members of the British government made a diplomatic visit to Beijing today. The World's Alex Gallafent explains.

Global Politics

Bush memoir causing stir in Britain

Former President George W. Bush is causing a stir in Britain with his new memoir. In an interview Bush defended the use of water-boarding as a legal interrogation technique that saved lives both in the US and the UK. Laura Lynch reports.

Global Politics

Chinese cars for Europe

Last year China overtook the United States as the world's biggest car market. A joint venture in Bulgaria will produce the first Chinese brand cars in the European Union. From Bahovitsa, Bulgaria, Matthew Brunwasser reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Nicaragua's Perrozompopo

Thursday night at the Latin Grammys, keep your eyes peeled for a newcomer to the awards. He is Nicaraguan singer and songwriter Ramon Mejia and he's been nominated in the best alternative album category. The World's Marco Werman has more.

Conflict & Justice

Attacks on Russian journalists

Jessica Golloher reports from Moscow on recent attacks suffered by Russian journalists. Two men who were attacked recently had reported on efforts to stop developers from cutting down trees around Moscow to make room for new highways.

Global Politics

Jailed tycoon's trial

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with journalist Masha Gessen in Moscow, about Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's wealthiest man, now an outspoken prisoner facing more jail time on charges of embezzlement and money laundering.