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Global Politics

Russia's plans for the future

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev wants to transform Russia into a modern, democratic country. That was his message in today's state-of-the-nation speech. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the BBC's Richard Galpin.

Conflict & Justice

Greece's credit downgraded

The international credit rating agency, Standard and Poor's, downgraded Greek debt to a level known informally as 'junk.' Anchor Marco Werman discusses the role of credit rating agencies with Justin Fox, Editorial Director of Harvard Business Review.

Conflict & Justice

Iraq's Navy

The Iraqi Navy was almost completely destroyed during the 1990 Gulf War. Following the 2003 invasion, American and British forces have been slowly rebuilding Iraq's naval capabilities. Reporter Susannah George reports from Basra.

Global Politics

Ireland in crisis

Ireland's two main opposition parties have called for an immediate general election after an EU-led bailout of the country's economy. The World's Laura Lynch has the latest on the bailout plan and what it might mean for other countries.