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Global Politics

Geologist sentenced in China

A Chinese-born American geologist accused by the Chinese government of dealing in state secrets was sentenced to eight years in prison today. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with University of Chicago geologist David Rowley.

Global Politics

Oil spill in Michigan

Correspondent Derek Stoffel reports on another oil spill that's contaminated US waters. This time a company based in Canada is scrambling to clean up a spill in the Kalamazoo River, in Michigan.

Global Politics

Sudan split over oil

An oil-rich area on the border between northern and southern Sudan is adding to already tense relations that exist between the Sudanese government and southern leaders. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Rebecca Hamilton.

Global Politics

Why Sudan may split

Jennifer Cooke directs the Africa program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. She talks with Lisa Mullins about the twists and turns in Sudan's history that lead to today's historic referendum.

Global Politics

Top new stories of the week

Executives at BP got an earful this week on Capitol Hill. To discuss that and other major news headlines, anchor Katy Clark speaks with Matthew Bishop, of the Economist, and Sherwin Bryce-Pease ? UN correspondent for the SABC.

Global Politics

Iraq's oil boom

Much of the uncertainty Iraqis feel is about the economic future of their country.Those prospects depend largely on the recovery of Iraq's oil industry. The World's Katy Clark reports that Iraq's oil is flowing again.

Science, Tech & Environment

Canada's oil sands

The oil deposits in Northern Alberta are some of the largest in the world, but extracting and refining that oil is costly and dirty. Canada is under fire for its oil production, but it’s the United States that buying much of that oil, and new pipelines are being built to bring even more of it south of the border.