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Week of Sat, 2007-07-07 23:00 to Sat, 2007-07-14 22:59
Poland's conservative family values (6:15) July 9, 2007permalink
Matthew Brunwasser reports on Poland's "League of Polish Families." The group is moving the Catholic country further to the right. That's making many Europeans uncomfortable. But it's also winning friends in the United States.
Turkey's interests in northern Iraq (5:30) July 9, 2007permalink
Iraq's foreign minister says Turkey has massed troops on its side of the border. And Turkish authorities are threatening to carry out military operations against Kurdish rebels inside northern Iraq. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Bulent Aliriza, director of the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
Does eating local really help? (4:40) July 9, 2007permalink
There's a growing movement to get people to eat foods produced locally. The idea is that reducing the number of miles your food travels to get to you will reduce fuel consumption. But some environmentalists are questioning whether reducing "food miles" really helps that much. The World's Jori Lewis has more.
Japan beams broadcast into North Korea (3:45) July 9, 2007permalink
Japan is hoping a new radio broadcast will reach Japanese abductees in North Korea. North Korea admitted to taking 13 Japanese citizens to train Communist spies. They released five of them in 2002 and claimed the other eight had died. But Japan suspects they may still be alive, and that there may be more. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Chris Hogg
Blair aide publishes diaries (3:30) July 9, 2007permalink
Alastair Campbell was British Prime Minister Tony Blair's Director of Communications from 1997 to 2003. Today, Campbell published the first edition of the diaries he kept during that time. The World's Rob Hugh-Jones reports from London.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Mowaffak al-Rubaie, Iraq's National Security Adviser, about the state of the surge plan in Iraq. He says it's important that Iraq needs support from both the White House and Congress if it's to achieve stability.
Washington debate on Iraq heats up (4:30) July 9, 2007permalink
The White House says the buildup of troops in Iraq still needs time to work. But the Bush administration is under growing growing pressure from Congress to shift course in Iraq. And that pressure is increasingly coming from Republicans. The World's Jason Margolis reports.