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Global Politics

Fidel Castro resigns

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Michael Voss in Havana about the announcement today that Fidel Castro is stepping down as president of Cuba; Cuba's national assembly will elect the country's next president this weekend.

Conflict & Justice

The conflict in Kenya

Adam Mynott in Kenya, on the status of talks between the country's government and the opposition; the two sides have so far failed to reach a power-sharing agreement that would settle a dispute over elections back in December

Global Politics

Condoleezza Rice in China

The World's Mary Kay Magistad has details on Condoleeza Rice's visit to China, as today the Secretary of State urged China to use its influence to get North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.

Iraq sets deadline for militias

The World's Jason Margolis has the latest on the showdown between the Iraqi government and Shiite militants, as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has given the militants a deadline of 72 hours to lay down their weapons.

Global Politics

Arab split over Lebanon

The World's Aaron Schachter reports that Arab nations are split over what to do about Lebanon: an Arab Summit in Syria was supposed to help heal Lebanon's political wounds, but the meeting is instead highlighting divisions within the Arab world.

Global Politics

Russians on film

The World's Alex Gallafent reports that Hollywood refuses to give up on Russian villains; film makers looked for new villains after the Cold War ended but now it's clear that Hollywood's fascination with Russian villains is not over.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer: fifty miles

Fifty miles. That's about the distance separating the United States and Russia. And it's the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The World's David Leveille takes a look at an old proposal to link Siberia and mainland Alaska by tunnel.