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Lifestyle & Belief

Love and marriage in Russia

Families are declining in Russia. And the Kremlin is taking action. The government plans to boost the number of large families by giving parents cash incentives to have more kids. But Reporter Jessica Golloher says women in Moscow aren't interested.

Global Politics

The Irish and their native tongue

Every child in Ireland learns the Gaelic language, but most adults there don't speak the language. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with writer and filmmaker Manchan Magan, who's been exploring Ireland's relationship to its native language.

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.