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Global Politics

A look ahead to the G20 summit

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Simon Johnson, former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund, about the challenges facing President Obama as he joins leaders from the world's major economies at this year's G20 Summit.

Global Politics

Big tasks for smaller players

The World's Jason Margolis looks at some of the OTHER nations attending the G20 summit this week. Though Europe and the US may grab the headlines, there are many other countries trying to accomplish their goals at the summit.

Global Politics

Netanyahu's new govermment

Benjamin Netanyahu returns to the post of Israeli prime minister today. Netanyahu's new coalition government includes the religious Shas party, which will hold the Housing ministry -- the office that oversees Jewish settlements. Linda Gradstein reports from Jerusalem.

Global Politics

Do elections in Turkey show signs of political change?

The candidates up for office in Turkey's local elections this weekend include Jews, Armenian Christians, and a transgender woman. Never before have so many non-traditional politicians been on the ballot in the mostly Muslim country. The World's Aaron Schachter reports that some Turks see this as a sign of democratization, but others say it's a ploy to curry favor with the European Union.