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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo quiz and geo answer

Today we're looking for the French town where you land after crossing the British Channel by ferry. The answer is Calais. That's where a unique trek by 28-year-old Briton Mark Boyle came to an abrupt halt. Boyle was planning to WALK all the way to India from Calais. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with him to find out what went wrong.

Seeking a ban on cluster bombs

An international conference aimed at building support for a treaty banning the use of cluster bombs wrapped up in New Zealand today, and so far, 82 countries have signaled their support

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit - Jil Aigrot

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with French singer Jil Aigrot about the parallels between herself and French musical legend Edith Piaf. Aigrot has recorded a CD of Piaf songs. She also lent her voice to "La Vie en Rose," a movie about Piaf's life.

Global Politics

France's role in Chad

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with writer James Traub about French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner and France's relationship with the troubled African nation of Chad. Traub profiled Kouchner for last Sunday's New York Times Magazine.

Global Hit - Carla Bruni

Supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni can now add First Lady of France to her resume. Bruni married France's president Nicholas Sarkozy over the weekend. But her recording career is not over. Anchor Lisa Mullins has today's Global Hit.

France's nuclear deals

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on the controversy surrounding France's nuclear dealings with Arab countries: President Nicolas Sarkozy has or is negotiating the sale of French nuclear power plants to countries such as Libya, Morocco

Bank scandal in France

Correspondent Genevieve Oger has the latest on the discovery of a massive fraud hitting one of France's most important banks today

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