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Global Politics

Elections in Britain

Campaign season officially started in Britain today. Parliamentary elections are May 6th. Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his ruling Labor Party face tough competition from David Cameron and the Conservatives. The World's Laura Lynch reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Stone money

On the Pacific Island of Yap, you can't exactly keep change in your pocket when dealing in the local currency. It's stone and up to twelve feet across. Its origins go back millennia. The money is still used. From PRI's The World.

Science, Tech & Environment

Germany's 2010 bug

Remember the Y2K bug? Well, Germany is experiencing a computer glitch, 10 years after millennium bug. It's a software problem that's preventing computers from recognizing ?2010″ on credit cards. David Hecht checked it out for us.

Global Politics

Argentina's bailout

Argentina's President (Cristina Fern-ndez de Kirchner) this week announced plans to nationalize the country's private pension funds. Some see it it as a reasonable move in times of a financial crisis.

Science, Tech & Environment

Germany's 2010 bug

Remember the Y2K bug? Well, Germany is experiencing a computer glitch, 10 years after millennium bug. It's a software problem that's preventing computers from recognizing ?2010″ on credit cards. David Hecht checked it out for us.

Global Politics

Mideast avoids financial crisis

The Middle East has so far seemed to escape the financial crisis plaguing the rest of the world. As The World's Aaron Schachter reports, this is in large part due to inherent wariness and a banking and real estate boom of its own.

Global Politics

Argentina's bailout

Argentina's President (Cristina Fern-ndez de Kirchner) this week announced plans to nationalize the country's private pension funds. Some see it it as a reasonable move in times of a financial crisis.

Global Politics

Mideast avoids financial crisis

The Middle East has so far seemed to escape the financial crisis plaguing the rest of the world. As The World's Aaron Schachter reports, this is in large part due to inherent wariness and a banking and real estate boom of its own.