We talk with Marcus Mabry, international business editor for our partner The New York Times and Dan Gross, senior editor and finance expert at Newsweek. They explain what this week's bad economic news can tell us about the ongoing recession.
A man in Portugal started a petition to turn a song by the Lisbon-based band Deolinda into the country's new national anthem. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the petition leader ï¿½ and the band's lead singer.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Portuguese island of Madeira. Its most famous son is soccer superstar Ronaldo. He's been acquired by the Spanish team Real Madrid for 131 million dollars. We get details from Forbes London bureau chief Parmy Olson.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for Spain's second largest city. The answer is Barcelona, where the World Association of Newspapers is holding a conference right now. The topic is how newspapers are holding up in the age of the Internet. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Larry Kilman of the World Association of Newspapers.
You hear all kinds of musical fusion these days. But here's one you'd never expect. It's music by a quartet called the Stockholm Lisboa Project. Liana fronts the group and they perform Portuguese Fado with Swedish polska.
The Obama administration's new drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske wants to get rid of the term "war on drugs" and focus more on treatment instead. To discuss the implications of this possible policy shift is Glenn Greenwald, a columnist for Salon.com.
In Portugal, sardines are increasingly scarce. Their stocks in the waters off the Iberian Peninsula have plummeted in recent years, resulting in a fishing ban earlier this year that grounded Portuguese and Spanish sardine ships for months.
The largest artificial lake in the European Union, the Alqueva irrigates an area the size of Los Angeles, luring foreign investors at a time when climate change is fanning droughts from California to northern Europe.
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