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Iran, Russia accused of 2020 US presidential election meddling; Hariri asked to form a government again; Poland court ruling on abortion law

US officials accused Iran on Wednesday of sending out fake but menacing emails to voters in swing states in an effort to influence public opinion just before the presidential election. And, former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has been asked to form a government again. Also, Poland’s high court ruled that a 1993 law permitting pregnancy terminations for fetal defects was unconstitutional.

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World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize; Moscow talks aim for Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire; China joins COVAX alliance

The UN’s World Food Program has won the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its efforts to combat hunger in conflict regions on several continents, talks in Moscow planned for Friday have raised hopes for a ceasefire in the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and China announced on Friday its intention to join COVAX, an international alliance to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to around two-thirds of the world’s population by 2022.

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Egypt events inspire Iran opposition

The Iranian opposition has been energized by events in Cairo. In a rare interview with a dissident inside Iran, an activist who uses the pseudonym Behzad speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins about the very different struggle Iranian opposition faces.

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Iran cracks down on protesters

Iranian security forces clubbed and tear-gassed demonstrators who marched today in Tehran and other major cities in Iran to protest against the regime. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with a protester who used the pseudonym "Behzad" about today's events.

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Iran's beleaguered opposition

What spread to Egypt may now be energizing the opposition in Iran. Karim Sadjadpour follows Iran at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He tells anchor Lisa Mullins the regime's resolve to crush the opposition is a short-term strategy.

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Iran's cyberwar

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced new initiatives to improve cyber-freedom in countries like Iran. Lisa Mullins speaks with Iranian cartoonist and editor Nikahang Kowsar of Khodnevis.org about what the best use of the money would be.