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  • May 15, 2012  

    Greece’s political turmoil intensified Tuesday amid calls for fresh elections. Ray Suarez gets the latest from reporter John Psaropoulos. He then turns to Fred Bergsten of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Nicholas Burns of Harvard Kennedy School for more analysis on the economic impact worldwide. Continue reading

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    Kira Kay and Jason Maloney of the Bureau for International Reporting reported for the NewsHour on the changing political scene in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. View photos of an opposition political rally they attended. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2012  

    With a 64 percent landslide, Vladimir Putin claimed his third term as Russia’s president Sunday, prompting celebrations, protests and accusations of voting fraud. Protesters vowed to continue demonstrating until their demands for democracy are met. Margaret Warner reports from Moscow on Russia’s varying reactions to the vote. Continue reading

  • March 2, 2012  

    In other news Friday, crowds turned out for protests in 18 of Yemen’s 21 provinces calling for officers loyal to the country’s ousted leader be purged from the armed forces. In Iran, voters cast ballots in a parliamentary election that’s expected to reinforce the rule of Islamic hardliners. Continue reading

  • January 10, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, a bomb tore through a busy market in Northwest Pakistan, killing at least 30 people. The blast hit vehicles of an anti-Taliban militia in the Khyber region near the Afghan border. Also, U.S. forces staged another sea rescue of Iranians in distress. Continue reading

  • January 5, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, another wave of bombings struck in Iraq, killing at least 78 people. It was the second such coordinated attack since U.S. troops left the country last month. Also, the government of Myanmar announced that the party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be allowed to run in upcoming elections. Continue reading

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    Congolese youth share their views about why they voted in December 2011 elections and whether or not they felt it mattered. Continue reading

  • December 7, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, the former Democratic governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, was sentenced to 14 yeas in prison for corruption. He was convicted of trying to sell the appointment to President Obama’s Senate seat. Also, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was jailed on new counts of sexual abuse. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, Senate Democrats and Republicans moved to block each other’s plans for extending the payroll tax cut. Democrats wanted to pay for it with a surtax on millionaires, but the GOP said that would only penalize job creators. Also, auto sales in November may turn out to be the strongest in more than two years. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2011  

    Egypt’s rising food prices are helping fuel the revolution that led to this week’s parliamentary elections. In collaboration with The Center for Investigative Reporting, Homelands Productions and Marketplace, Sandy Tolan reports as part of a new series called “Food for 9 Billion.” Continue reading