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India's reaction to US offshore tax plan

Some in India are worrying about what President Obama's proposal to increase taxes on American companies operating overseas might mean for India's outsourcing industry. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Zubair Ahmed in Mumbai.

Politics

Government vs. media in Turkey

The World's Aaron Schachter reports that authorities have charged the country's largest media group with tax evasion. Some critics say it's a brazen attempt to stifle Turkey's media others say the media moguls are getting what they deserve.

Politics

Greece asks for international aid package

Greece has asked for the activation of a financial rescue package. It had hoped that just the promise of EU support, would have been be enough. But Greece's problems have continued. The World's Jason Margolis has more about the potential ramifications.

Politics

Retiring at 60 in France

The French parliament passed controversial reforms to its pension system last week. The biggest change? The minimum retirement age would rise from 60 to 62. Reporter Anita Elash spent some time with one couple who retired at 60 and sent this story.

Politics

Estonia joins the Euro zone

On New Year's day, Estonia becomes the 17th country to join the Euro currency zone. Its entry comes at an inauspicious time. Lisa Mullins finds out more from Raimo Poom, political editor at Eesti Päevaleht newspaper in Talinn, Estonia's capital.