Latest Stories Tagged: Global Politics

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Obama-mani and China

As Barack Obama prepares to take office tomorrow, he has worldwide recognition. But the president-elect has limited name recognition in one area -- China's Sichuan province. The World's Mary Kay Magistad sent us this audio postcard.

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Mid East leaders divided on Gaza

Saudi Arabia's king today pledged one-billion dollars to help rebuild the Gaza Strip after the Israeli offensive. But Arab leaders remain divided over how to respond to the crisis politically. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.

Global Politics

Lebanon's rules of the road

Ben Gilbert reports that authorities in Lebanon are trying to improve on the enforcement of traffic laws in the country. Many Lebanese have traditionally ignored traffic laws, and corrupt officials have looked the other way.

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President Bush's choice of words

In his farewell address last night, President Bush defended his actions to protect the nation from terrorist attacks. But he never uttered the phrase "war on terror." The World's Matthew Bell asks if the phrase will fade away with the Bush presidency.

Global Politics

Culture in a war zone

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Wired Magazine's Noah Schachtman about the US Army program that sends cultural experts into war zones. The experts are known as "human terrain analysts," and three of them have been killed in the past two years.

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Gaza cease-fire near?

Mediators in Egypt are still trying to hammer out a cease-fire agreement to end the violence between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest on the truce effort from The World's Quil Lawrence in Cairo.