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Global Politics

U.S. seeks new strategy in Pakistan

President Obama's new envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke arrived in Pakistan today. Holbrooke pledged to forge a new strategy and urged allies to do more in the war against insurgents. The World's Jason Margolis has more.

Global Politics

A shift in American drug policy

President Obama appears to have changed America's stand on a new global strategy to fight illegal drugs. Just a few days ago, UN-sponsored negotiations to craft the new strategy were close to collapse. Europe and the United States were deeply divided. But as The World's Laura Lynch reports, Mr.Obama is now signaling a big shift away from the Bush administration's anti-drug policies.

Global Politics

Israeli vote nears

Israel holds its long-awaited general election tomorrow. The vote will decide who becomes Israel's next prime minister. The incumbent, Ehud Olmert, announced he was stepping down months ago. The World's Quil Lawrence has been on the campaign trail and he speaks with host Marco Werman.

Global Politics

Mexico's former ruling party in a comeback

The party that ruled Mexico for seven decades, the Institutional Revolutionary Party or PRI, may be ready to make its comeback. The party has been busy delivering popular programs on the local level, while the current ruling party of President Felipe Calderon is struggling on the national level. The World's Lorne Matalon reports from Mexico City.

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The Ayatollah's messenger

Iran is marking the 30th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution -- which was led by Ayatollah Khomeini. Before the revolution, the Ayatollah was in exile and able to communicate with others through a secret messenger. That man was Abdul-Aziz Sachedina. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Sachedina about that time of turmoil in Iran.