Global Politics

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

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With no time to find a cure, Ebola could be contained faster with a quicker test

Time is running out for thousands of people in Africa who are in danger of contracting Ebola. A cure or vaccine will not come in time to prevent many more infections and possible deaths. And now a second case has been diagnosed in the US. Perhaps the only answer is a rapid diagnostic test that can quickly identify those who are ill and those who are not.

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Harvard researchers went undercover to reveal Chinese censorship tactics on the Internet

We all know about the so-called ‘Great Firewall of China,” the half-joking term for the barrier set up to prevent Western media from being consumed in China. And most of us assume there is a great deal of additional censorship with China itself. But until Gary King of Harvard University found a way to peer directly at the inner workings of Chinese censorship, no one knew exactly how it was done or what the Chinese were most serious about censoring.

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India's first cartoon everywoman is the product of a female cartoonist who stood up to her own critics

Kanika Mishra had had it with the folksy 'common man' character so prevalent in Indian cartoons. She decided to create a 'common woman' and named her character Karnika Kahen which literally means 'Karnika speaks.' And speak she does, taking stands against sexual abuse and rape in India, and getting a lot of flak in the process.

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Geo answer

For today's Geo quiz, we're looking for an Italian city 30 miles west of Venice. The answer is Padua. Anchor David Baron speaks with political commentator Sergio Romano, who's in Milan.

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UN condemns attack on warship

The UN Security Council today unanimously condemned the attack that sank a South Korean warship earlier this year. It stopped short of directly blaming North Korea. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Colum Lynch, who covers the UN for The Washington Post.