Europe

Can Spain and Catalonia find 'peaceful coexistence'?

Most of the protests across various cities in Spain’s northeast region of Catalonia have been relatively calm, with people of all ages attending, including families with small children and dogs wearing pro-independence bandanas. But at night, as protests led by student organizations take over, the mood changes.

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Who are Turkey's Saturday Mothers?

On Saturdays 24 years ago, Kurdish women would gather in Istanbul's Galatasaray Square, a popular pedestrian shopping area, to demand the whereabouts of their sons, fathers and husbands. Today, they continue to meet, and while many of the founding mothers are growing frail, their daughters are taking the reins. Some men have joined the movement as well.

Can you go plastic free? This London family did.

In recent years, it’s become fairly common for people to bring their own shopping bags to the store, but for the past 18 months, Philippa Robb and her son, Haydn Robb Harries, have been bringing their own containers, too. That’s because, after a long consideration, Philippa gave up buying single-use plastic in January 2018.

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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.