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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Yemen, the new terrorism front

Yemen has become a hotbed of radical Islamic militant activity. Many of Osama bin Laden's former associates now live there. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Sudarsan Raghavan, Baghdad Bureau Chief for the Washington Post.

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Haitian orphans

Dixie Bickel runs an orphanage about 15 miles out of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince. She has over 150 children to look after and like many others in the country she is now waiting for help to arrive. Anchor Marco Werman talks with Dixie.

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The village of Ghajar

Israel is prepared to hand the northern section of a divided village on the Lebanon border over to United Nations forces. But people in the town aren't happy about it. They say they're part of Syria. Aaron Schachter reports from the village of Ghajar.