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The Netherlands to immigrants: Speak Dutch

Large-scale migration from Morocco to the Netherlands started in the 1960s under a guest worker program. But when Dutch officials realized that families from Morocco and elsewhere weren’t returning to their homelands, they tried to get them to learn Dutch. When that only partially worked, attitudes hardened.

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The World - Episode 20071121 - Europe proposes blue cards

Europe desperately needs skilled workers from abroad. But the continent makes it very difficult to educated foreign workers to get working papers. So the European Union has come up with a plan to expedite the process. The World's Gerry Hadden has details.

Europe's car emissions debate

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that European leaders are proposing tough new pollution standards for cars, but the European Union proposal faces a tough fight because European car makers say the plan would jeopardize their business.

Europe's car emissions debate

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that European leaders are proposing tough new pollution standards for cars, but the European Union proposal faces a tough fight because European car makers say the plan would jeopardize their business.

Sarkozy popularity dips

Sarkozy's poll numbers are down, and Sarkozy's glamorous lifestyle has alienated some voters, while an economic slowdown has others worried about the future

Estonia's high-tech embassy

Cyrus Farivar reports that the Baltic nation of Estonia has opened a new trade office California's Silicon Valley, and its goal is to drum up high-tech business for Estonian burgeoning high-tech industry.

France and the Arab World

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been making deals in the Middle East recently to boost France's profile there but the moves are also attracting the attention of Islamic extremists, as The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Citizenship questions

Australians are questioning whether their national citizenship test contains appropriate questions, and some think they smack of racism, as The World's Alex Gallafent reports on what the questions on citizenship tests say about various countries.

Internet woes in Egypt and India

Computer users in Egypt, India, and a number of other countries were cast back to a time before broadband today when two key internet cables under the Mediterranean Sea were cut off, causing a massive cyber-slowdown, as The World's Clark Boyd reports.

Less than free and fair elections

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some human rights groups are calling on countries like the United States to do more about flawed elections held around the globe.