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Global Politics

Getting Turks to read

According to Turkish government statistics, most Turks do not sit down and read on a regular basis. So the Turkish government has started a campaign to promote reading. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford has the story.

Global Politics

A plan for Afghanistan

What to do about Afghanistan? That's a top priority for the Obama Administration. The Senate foreign relations committee today put together a panel of experts to address the question. And The World's Matthew Bell listened in.

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's answer is Kenya. That's where the country's president and his wife are exchange public accusations over who's to blame for two recent fires that killed at least 145 people in their country. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter David McGuffin, who's following the story.

Global Politics

Protectionism at home and abroad

British workers are protesting the use of foreign labor at a UK plant, and the EU and Canada are threatening retaliation over the 'Buy American' clause in the economic stimulus package. The World reports on rising global concerns about protectionism.

Global Politics

Wartime spending review

The World's Matthew Bell reports on a new government review of wartime spending. The review is focusing attention on how factors like poor planning and corruption have hampered U.S. reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.