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Global Politics

Canadian census controversy

Canada asks a lot more questions when it comes to collecting census information. Some Canadians say the forms violate their privacy. So Canada is dropping some questions, and considering making participation voluntary. Derek Stoffel reports from Toronto.

Global Politics

Finding jobs for France's older workers

It's likely that the French government's plan to raise the minimum retirement age to 62 will become law. Labor unions are now saying it's time to do something to help French people over 50 find work or keep their jobs. Correspondent Anita Elash reports.

Conflict & Justice

Gauging the Arab-American vote

Eight years ago, Arab-American citizens favored George Bush for president. This year, polls suggest they're leaning toward Democratic candidate Barack Obama. And the war in Iraq plays a role in that shift, as The World's Jason Margolis reports.

Global Politics

Global hit and geo answer

Martial Solal has been a leading figure in French jazz for a half century. And before we end the show, we answer today's Geo Quiz. We were looking for a country in central Africa where a national census is under way. The answer in Chad.

Global Politics

Win in China

Entrepreneurship is no longer a dirty word in China. Select businessmen, and a handful of women are now held up as powerful icons. Ole Schell traveled to the city of Weifang to profile an up-and-coming lingerie baron.

Global Politics

Rural voters in Iran's election

The World's Laura Lynch hears from voters in rural Iran in the days leading up to Iran's presidential election. Iran's conservative incumbent is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He faces a strong challenge, but he remains popular outside Iran's cities.