Global Politics

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

Global Politics

Why vote for Scotland's independence? A Scottish teen explains his reasons

Sixteen-year-old James Kane from Oban, Scotland, was undecided until this week on whether to vote for independence for Scotland. He's not your usual teen. He interviewed leaders of many of Scotland's political parties before making up his mind. But he is typical in that teens from 16 on up will get to vote in this special referendum on the country's future.

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Gulf recovery hits language barrier

Vietnamese-American fishermen want to be involved in the Gulf Coast recovery effort. But BP and Coast Guard officials are finding out that interpreters are few and far between and some information isn't easy to translate. Julia Kumari Drapkin explains.

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Rural 'red shirt' protesters

The 'Red Shirt' protesters in Bangkok, Thailand say they represent the poor. Many are from the country's poorer regions in rural northeast Thailand. Simon Montlake went there to learn what is fueling the deadly political tensions in the capital.

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Sri Lankan's wounds of war

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Sri Lankan journalist Sonali Samarasinghe about life in Sri Lanka today ? a year after the Sri Lankan government proclaimed victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels, ending a long, bloody civil war.

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Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz sent us in search of a town in north-eastern Poland. Today, this town welcomed dozens of American soldiers and a battery of Patriot missiles. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Adam Easton, who reports from the capital, Warsaw.