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Global Hit

American folk singer Pete Seeger is being honored in Sweden today as part of Music Freedom Day. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Seeger's grandson, Tao Rodriquez-Seeger, a musician in his own right.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the British overseas territory of Bermuda. 400 years ago this island in the North Atlantic off the east coast of the U.S. was an important way station for ships voyaging to the New World. It was also the scene of an important shipwreck, one that probably inspired Shakespeare to write The Tempest. British writer Simon Winchester sends us an audio postcard from Bermuda.

Conflict & Justice

Iraq withdrawal

For two years during his campaign, Barack Obama spoke about having a plan to end the war in Iraq. Today, Mr Obama announced the withdrawal of most American troops from in Iraq by the end of August 2010. The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Conflict & Justice

Keeping an eye on Kurdistan

The semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan risks being a flashpoint for the government in Baghdad when American troops withdraw. Anchor Marco Werman learns why from The World's Middle East correspondent Quil Lawrence.

Business, Finance & Economics

Disgraced British bank chief won't give up pension

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is threatening legal action against the former head of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Sir Fred Goodwin, to get back part of a multi-million dollar pension payout he gained despite nearly running the bank into the ground. Goodwin's recently bailed-out bank reported losses of nearly 35 billion dollars -- the largest loss in British corporate history. The World's Laura Lynch has the latest.