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Politics

Venezuela's energy crisis

Oil-rich Venezuela is in the midst of a severe energy crisis. The President is giving workers three extra days off after Easter in an effort to save electricity. The BBC's Will Grant has the story.

Politics

John Burdett's Bangkok

Leaders of the so-called 'red shirt' demonstrators said today they're ready to accept mediation from a group of Thai senators. Marco Werman talks to novelist John Burdett about the story behind the headlines from Thailand.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Venezuela's energy crisis

Rolling blackouts have been a daily reality for Venezuelans since last winter. That's when a prolonged drought began to cut the output of the hydroelectric dam that provides 70 percent of the country's electricity. The World's Marina Giovannelli reports.

Conflict & Justice

Roma crackdown in France

In France, police have been raiding Roma camps and deporting hundreds of people. Human rights groups and some European officials question the legality of the crackdown. But the government isn't backing down. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Politics

Comparing global debt

President Obama's debt-reduction commission has proposed ways to dramatically trim federal deficits in the coming decade. The World's Jason Margolis examines how America's debt compares with other nations.

Arts, Culture & Media

Sudan breakup

Northern Sudan is all but resigned to the impeding independence of Southern Sudan. Matthew Brunwasser reports from Khartoum, where some northerners are sad to see the south go � while others say good riddance.