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Global Politics

Middle East and nukes

Iran's nuclear posturing has inspired some of its neighbors to pursue their own nuclear programs. Some experts say such programs could provide cover for the development of nuclear weapons in the region. The World's Aaron Schachter has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Japan's nuclear secret

Japan revealed today it violated its own non-nuclear principles established after World War II and lied about it for decades in a secret pact with the United States. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Professor Andrew Gordon.

Global Politics

North Korea no threat to south

Tensions are escalating between North and South Korea, now that the South has formally blamed the North for the sinking of a Navy ship in March. But as Jason Strother reports, a lot of South Koreans don't view North Korea as a real threat.

Global Politics

North Korea's next leader

The World's Mary Kay Magistad speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins about the future of North Korea's leadership. It's expected that the son of ailing leader, Kim Jong Il is next in line. It also appears that Kim's young sister may play a critical role.

Global Politics

US-Russian nuclear treaty ratified

Moscow-based political analyst Mikhail Troitskiy says the new START treaty is an important milestone for US-Russia relations. He tells anchor Lisa Mullins that ratification would push both sides toward further cuts in their nuclear weapons arsenals.

Arts, Culture & Media

Carbon dating forensics

Researchers in Sweden have come up with a technique to use radioactive carbon in the atmosphere, to figure out the age of unidentified dead bodies. The scientists measure levels of carbon-14 in teeth. The World's David Baron has the story.

Global Politics

Clinton in Russia for talks

Hillary Clinton met with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. At a joint news conference, the two said that there has been considerable progress to reduce their nuclear arsenals. The World's Matthew Bell takes a closer look.

Global Politics

US missiles and Iran

The Pentagon says it's expanding land and sea-based missile defense systems in and around the Persian Gulf. The moves are intended to counter what the U-S considers a growing missile threat from Iran. The World's Matthew Bell reports.