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Global Politics

Obama urges support for Mideast talks

President Barack Obama has urged fellow world leaders to support Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations currently under way. He was speaking at the 65th UN General Assembly at the organization's New York headquarters. The World's Jason Margolis has more.

Conflict & Justice

Green electronics for the US

The US based non-profit Green Electronics Council is trying to make the electronics industry more environmentally friendly. Sarah O'Brien, communications director of the council speaks with Lisa Mullins about efforts to green the electronics industry.

Global Politics

Learning to speak diplomatically

192 countries want to be understood at the United Nations. Many there use English. Some non-English speakers get coaching on how to assert themselves in English, or butt in without sounding rude. Alex Gallafent joins the classroom instruction.

Global Politics

Mexican journalists seek asylum

Four Mexican journalists seeking political asylum in the United States pleaded their case at a news conference in El Paso, Texas Tuesday. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Carlos Spector, the attorney who represents the four journalists.

Global Politics

Taliban threaten Afghan elections

Afghans go to the polls this weekend, more than 2,500 candidates are competing for 249 seats in the lower house of parliament. Taliban insurgents are threatening to disrupt the vote. GlobalPost.com correspondent Jean Mackenzie is in Kabul.