Europe

Words courtesy of Milton

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Paradise, as in "Paradise Lost," the title of a poem by 17th-century English poet John Milton. Milton's poetry may have sounded "other-wordly" in his own time, simply because he invented new words to use in his work. The World's Alex Gallafent tells us that many of those words are still in use today.

Global Hit Bishi

The World's Andrea Smardon profiles a rising star in London's underground music scene...the multi-faceted performer Bishi.

Global Hit - Shooglenifty

Scottish band, Shooglenifty has been playing good time roots music peppered with Scottish-isms for 17 years. Their latest CD, "Troots," is no exception. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets a lesson in translation.

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Scottish Highlands, where "phone boxes" -- what we call public phone booths -- are in danger of becoming a thing of the past - but not without a fight.

No cash needed for London paper

London's Evening Standard newspaper is hoping to boost sales by making it easier to buy its newspaper, as The BBC's Chris Vallance has the story.

Recovering East German Stasi documents

East Germany's Secret Service, or Stasi, kept extensive records on its citizens during the Cold War but tried to destroy them when its government toppled in 1989, but now German computer scientists are trying to repair those documents

Love in Davos

Davos, Switzerland is getting a lot of attention this week as the site of The World Economic Forum, but it's also drawing other forums that are exploring other subjects, like the science of love

Italy's political limbo

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on Italy's political crisis as yesterday the country's center-left coalition government fell, after a raucous and -- some say -- undignified -- debate in the Italian parliament.

Russian politics

The candidate favored to win Russia's presidential race also happens to be the hand-picked favorite of current president Vladimir Putin, but meanwhile opposition candidate Mikhail Kasyanov may be blocked from putting his name onto the election ballot, as Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the latest on Russia's presidential election from Fred Weir, Moscow correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

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