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The Italian Obama

Nancy Greenleese profiles Italian leftist politician Nichi Vendola. His appeal to young voters has earned him the nickname of 'Italy's Obama'.

Global Politics

Ivory Coast political standoff continues

The African Union is intervening in the disputed presidential election in Ivory Coast. Incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo has refused to stand aside for the man the UN says won the poll. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to the BBC's John James in Abidjan.

Conflict & Justice

Protesters hold their ground in Egypt

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with correspondent Thanassis Cambanis, who's in Tahrir Square. He reports that hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters continued to demand President Mubarak's resignation, despite a number of government concessio

Global Politics

Palestinian parliament resigns

Daniel Estrin reports on the resignation of the Palestinian parliament. Members of the ruling Fatah party hope the move will give them more credibility ahead of scheduled legislative and presidential elections in September.