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Politics

Behind the Egyptian Crisis: Resource Stress?

The ongoing conflict in Egypt has deep roots in history, religion, politics and economics. But journalist Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed says another underlying cause is a growing resource crisis--shortages of food, water, energy, and a booming population.

Conflict & Justice

Britain's health care system

The World's Laura Lynch reports on Britain's National Health Service, which is often dragged into the US debate over health care reform. Critics in the United States call the system inefficient, but many Britons defend the NHS.

Conflict & Justice

An economically divided Europe

Europe is dividing in two, economically. While countries like Germany and France emerge from recession, the so-called PIIGS countries (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) stand to sink further. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.