Kosovo

American cars a sign of status, admiration in Kosovo

The United States is held in high regard in Kosovo because of its role in supporting the former Serbian province's bid for independence. So, for many Kosovars, having a beefy American muscle car is a high sign of status. So much so that Kosovars living abroad, even in the U.S., often bring their cars home with them on vacation.

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Global Politics

US-Russian relations

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Frederick Starr, chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Starr says the conflict between Russia and Georgia is more a conflict between Russia and the West.

Global Politics

Russia versus the West

Russia continues to defend its actions in the former Soviet state of Georgia. Meanwhile international condemnation mounted over Russia's recognition of Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Global Politics

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Albania, the world's first officially atheist country. Albania's Communist leaders banned all religious organizations in 1967 and anyone caught worshipping suffered severe penalties. But religion rose up again after Communism fell in the early 1990's. Correspondent David Chanatry has the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

New nations

Sunday's referendum in southern Sudan got us thinking about new countries for the Geo Quiz. It's worth noting that there have been more than 30 countries created in the past two decades. So here's the question: What are the 5 newest countries?