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Global Politics

Gaza Celebrates Ceasefire

In Gaza, news of the ceasefire deal was greeted by celebrations but just before the truce went into effect, there were more rockets fired into southern Israel. And there were more Israeli strikes hitting targets in Gaza.

Global Politics

Hezbollah in Lebanon

Some say the militant group Hezbollah has a good chance of winning a majority in Lebanon's legislative elections next month. The World's Aaron Schachter reports on what the reaction in the US and Europe might be to a Hezbollah-dominated government.

Conflict & Justice

Change for Syria

US special envoy George Mitchell will be in Syria soon. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Syria expert, Joshua Landis, about the prospects for change in the Middle East. Landis is assistant professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz today is Cape Town, South Africa. That's where Nelson Mandela gave his first speech after being released from prison 20 years ago today. Cape Town resident Vanessa Watson remembers seeing Mandela that day right outside her home.

Conflict & Justice

Gaza crisis

The World's Katy Clark reports that the United Nations today announced that it's stopping food aid delivery to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip; UN officials say they've run out of fuel because of an Israeli blockade on Gaza.

Global Politics

Palestinians in prisoner swap

Israel also returned the bodies of nearly 200 Lebanese and Palestinian militants as part of its prisoner swap with Hezbollah today, and The World's Aaron Schachter looks at what today's prisoner exchange means for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

Global Politics

North Korea talks hit wall

The latest round of nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea ended today without an agreement. That means North Korea joins the list of unresolved foreign policy issues waiting for President-elect Barack Obama. The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Global Politics

Next steps to revitalize a down-turned economy

President Obama met today with economic officials and appointees. His nominee for Treasury secretary, Tim Geithner, appealed for "forceful action" today at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance committee. The rest of the world is also hoping for effective measures. With a globalized economy, it seems, everyone sinks together. We speak with John Authers, the Investment Editor with the Financial Times, in New York.