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Business, Finance & Economics

No more Big Macs

In the Geo Quiz we're looking for an island nation where all three McDonald's restaurants will close at the end of the month. And besides being destined to be Big Mac free by Sunday, it's also famous for its glaciers and fjords, and, well, ice.

Conflict & Justice

Iraq situation report

Iraqi officials have raised the death toll from Sunday's bombings in Baghdad to 155. The co-ordinated attacks were Baghdad's bloodiest since April 2007. The World's Jason Margolis takes a look at what's been going on in Iraq.

Global Politics

Iran's nuclear issue

Today, Iran's foreign minister said Iran will not give up its right to enrich uranium at home. We speak with Joseph Cirincione, a non-proliferation expert and president of the Ploughshares Fund in Washington.

Arts, Culture & Media

Good morning Afghanistan!

Today radio listeners in Afghanistan were treated to a new station and a new program � Good Morning Afghanistan! The radio station is for the British armed forces in Afghanistan. We speak with Dusty Miller, the station manager and morning host.

Global Politics

Ukraine's language

Ukraine became independent from the Soviet Union 18 years ago. One of the first moves Ukrainian nationalists took was to make Ukrainian the official state language. But as Brigid McCarthy reports, Russian remains the language of choice.

Global Politics

Fast food in Nigeria

Mr. Bigg's is the largest fast food chain in Africa's most populous country. But running a fast food operation is no easy feat in a country beset by mismanagement, corruption, and a lack of infrastructure. David Hecht reports.

Global Politics

The Caucasus and Hollywood

Actor Andy Garcia is in Georgia to play the part of President Mikheil Saakashvili in a film about last year's conflict with Russia. The story is of a journalist and a cameraman caught up in the unfolding drama of the war last August. Carol Hills reports.