The President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, and his counterpart from Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, met in the Turkish capital Ankara yesterday. They agreed to increase military cooperation against Islamist extremists. The BBC's Rob Watson joins us now.
One way to get your head around exactly what happened with the mortgage crisis is to look at the tools that made it happen. Michael Osinski found himself on Wall Street writing the software that let traders turn plain old mortgages into bonds.
While the leaders of the world are coming together to tackle the global financial crisis at the G-20, demonstrators are gathering in the streets. For a report from the frontlines of the protests we are joined by Jack Izzard from the BBC's Today program.
Can Pakistan be governed? To find out, James Traub interviewed the President of Pakistan, who was elected to office after the assassination of his wife Benazir Bhutto. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the results of that interview.