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Global Politics

Piracy vs. privacy

When President Obama made his first public comments on the rescue of an American cargo shop captain from Somali pirates, he said "...I want to be very clear that we are resolved to halt the rise of privacy in that region." Some have called it a presidential flub, but The World's Jason Margolis says maybe so, but it's not as straightforward as it seems.

Conflict & Justice

Al Qaeda in Somalia

The World's Jason Margolis reports on the escalating violence in Somalia, and this week, a US naval submarine fired missiles into southern Somalia aimed at a what the US military said was an Al Qaeda target.

Arts, Culture & Media

The world's poorest countries

Today's Geo Quiz is about money. We Americans aren't feeling very wealthy right now. Most of us are a lot wealthier still than most of the world's 6.8 billion people. Most of them are poor. We want to know which are the 5 poorest countries of the world?

Conflict & Justice

German lawyers to defend Somali pirates

A group of German lawyers seeks to defend nine Somali men accused of an attempted pirate attack on a German freighter. The alleged pirates are in custody in Kenya, where they face trial this week. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with one of the German lawyers, Oliver Wallasch.