Bletchley Park, outside London, was one of the most important spying posts during World War II. It was here that computer scientists cracked the supposedly unbreakable German communication codes. But now, Bletchley Park is falling into disrepair, and some British computer scientists want to save it. Anchor Marco Werman has more.
Senator Barack Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today. It's the first stop on the European leg of Obama's foreign tour aimed at bolstering the presidential candidate's foreign policy credentials. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Malte Lehming, opinion page editor for the German daily Der Tagesspiegel.
The recent spate of incidents at a nuclear power plant in southern France has shaken that country's confidence in nuclear power. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with David Lockbaum, director of the nuclear safety project at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, about the safety of nuclear power plants in France and in the U.S.
Reporter Jill Replogle takes us to a village on the shores of Central America's deepest lake, in Guatemala. Local residents in San Marcos la Laguna fear that as foreigners buy up local land, their village could suffer. San Marcos is on the shores of Lake Atitlan -- the answer to our Geo Quiz.
The State Department estimates that there are four to five million eligible American voters living overseas. The Department says hard figures are hard to come by. What the government does know is that in 2006, roughly 330-thousand overseas votes were cast. That's a turnout of roughly 6-point-6 percent.The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Spain on the challenges facing American citizens who want to vote from abroad.
So voting overseas, isn't so easy. As the World's Jason Margolis reports from Boston, voting officials have been trying for 60 years to find a better way to get ballots to overseas voters. This election, they're hoping they've started to solve the problem.