Global Politics

Our stories explore the politics behind the news, with analysis ranging from Washington, DC to Damascas, Syria

Global Politics

European Union prepares to adopt 24th official language as costs mount, calls for English rise

In the European Union, every language is an official language. Government officials speak in the official language of their country, and those comments are then translated into 22, soon to be 23, other languages. All of that costs $1.4 billion per year — and that total will increase when Croatian becomes an official language later this year.

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Why Sudan may split

Jennifer Cooke directs the Africa program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. She talks with Lisa Mullins about the twists and turns in Sudan's history that lead to today's historic referendum.

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Tunisia unrest continues

At least four people died in overnight clashes in Tunisia despite a curfew and the deployment of troops, opposition officials have said. The nationwide protests have been fueled by anger at poverty, unemployment and corruption. Clark Boyd reports.

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Sudan breakup

Northern Sudan is all but resigned to the impeding independence of Southern Sudan. Matthew Brunwasser reports from Khartoum, where some northerners are sad to see the south go � while others say good riddance.

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Egypt on the edge

Nobel peace laureate and Egyptian opposition politician Mohamed ElBaradei has arrived in Cairo as anti-government protests continue to spread. Anchor Marco Werman gets an update on the anti-government protests from The World's Matthew Bell in Cairo.

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Wikileaks cyberwar

A global group of online activists is making life difficult for companies who don't want to do business with WikiLeaks. The World's Clark Boyd has more on the Anonymous group, and its goals.