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Global Politics

Gun smuggling case in New Mexico

Monica Ortiz Uribe reports on a New Mexico border town that was once attacked by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa. It's in the news now because some local officials were arrested on charges of smuggling guns into Mexico. Which town?

Conflict & Justice

New START for nuclear disarmament

The Senate is Washington has approved a nuclear arms pact with Russia. The treaty requires the US and Russia to cut their nuclear warheads by 30%. The World's Alex Gallafent takes a look back on the evolution of US/Russian diplomacy over nuclear weapons.

Conflict & Justice

Nuclear clean-up

BBC Security Correspondent, Gordon Corera, followed a secret convoy transporting spent fuel from a poorly secured reactor in Serbia to Russia. It's part of a larger effort to remove nuclear material in insecure locations.

Global Politics

US and Russia nuclear treaty

The US and Russia are moving closer to signing a new arms control agreement that would reduce the nuclear arsenals in both countries. The World's Matthew Bell reports on the significance of the treaty and what obstacles lay ahead.

Global Politics

Explosive export

20 years ago, on the eve of the Velvet Revolution, Communist Czechoslovakia churned out tractors, Skoda cars, and Semtex. The explosive is still being manufactured in the Czech Republic and only there. The BBC's Tim Whewell explores the legacy of Semtex.

Global Politics

Iran's nuclear issue

Today, Iran's foreign minister said Iran will not give up its right to enrich uranium at home. We speak with Joseph Cirincione, a non-proliferation expert and president of the Ploughshares Fund in Washington.

Conflict & Justice

Iran's new nuclear proposal

A new proposal by Iran today is creating confusion among international negotiators. Iran wants to buy enriched uranium rather than send the uranium it already has to another country for processing. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Borzou Daragahi.

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Conflict & Justice

Questions about illegal arms deals

The U.S. ambassador to Albania may face questions from Congress over an illegal arms deal, and another U.S. diplomat alleges that the ambassador tried to cover up the deal, as Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the details from Eric Schmitt of the New York Times.

Global Politics

Lifting sanctions on North Korea

President Bush today said today the United States would lift some trade sanctions against North Korea and that he would take North Korea off the list of state sponsors of terrorism, as The World's Matthew Bell has the story.

Environment

Nukes in central and eastern Europe

Countries in Central and Eastern Europe are taking a new look at nuclear energy. Proponents say the construction of nuclear plants could provide greater energy independence while reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.

Global Politics

Secretary Clinton in South Korea

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in South Korea for the latest stop on her Asia tour. Top of the agenda there will be North Korea's nuclear program. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from The World's Matthew Bell.

Conflict & Justice

Arms dealer on trial

Syrian-born Monzer al-Kassar is one of the world's most notorious arms dealers. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Benjamin Weiser, who's covering al-Kassar's trial for the New York Times.