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Mideast avoids financial crisis

The Middle East has so far seemed to escape the financial crisis plaguing the rest of the world. As The World's Aaron Schachter reports, this is in large part due to inherent wariness and a banking and real estate boom of its own.

Global Politics

The forever war

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with New York Times correspondent Dexter Filkins about his new book "The Forever War." In it, Filkins describes his experiences covering everything from the rise of the Taliban to the war in Iraq.

Global Politics

New reminders of the Cold War

This weekend a former defense ministry official in Estonia was arrested for treason. The official is suspected of selling NATO secrets to Russia. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Edward Lucas, deputy editor of "The Economist," about the case.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For today's geo quiz we asked whether the number of immigrants to the US is going up or down, and where most of them come from. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the answer from William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution in Washington. He says at least half of the people coming to the United States are from Latin America...and that newly released census numbers for 2007 indicate a slowdown in immigration.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of Europe's second-longest river. The answer is the Danube. That grand waterway flows through Hungary's capital, Budapest. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Nick Thorpe about an anti-graffiti effort in Budapest.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman tells us about a band named "Nation Beat" that was part of this year's Farm Aid line-up. The band brings Brazilian influences to play in what is usually an all-American event head-lined by Willie Nelson.