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Conflict & Justice

Preparing for Elections in Congo

There will be elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo a year from now. Some Congo experts say free and fair elections are paramount but others say the international community focuses too much on elections. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.

Conflict & Justice

New Iraqi government takes shape

Re-elected Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has reappointed Shia leader Nouri Maliki as prime minister; but the power-sharing deal was thrown into doubt after the main Sunni alliance walked out of parliament. Lisa Mullins talks with The BBC's Jim Muir.

Global Politics

Cuba angered over US video game

The Cuban government is criticizing a new video game in which US special ops soldiers try to kill a young Fidel Castro. A Cuban government website said the fame glorifies assassination and will turn American children into �sociopaths.�

Conflict & Justice

Britain gets tough on welfare

These are tough economic times and countries are imposing some tough economic measures. Britain is reducing spending on higher education. The World's Laura Lynch updates on Britain's latest sweeping changes to the country's social safety net.

Global Politics

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.