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Japan’s Military Priorities Now Focus on China

Conflict & Justice

A national review of Japan’s military forces has resulted in a change in their focus: potential threats to stability coming from China. Japanese leaders now see the military of their gargantuan neighbor as a threat to stability in the region, along with North Korea. China replied this morning to the review, condemning the move. Will […]

Far from Pacific home, Micronesians making Missouri home

Roma in Northern Hungary Have Their Water Supply Cut Off

Geo Quiz

Takeaway Host John Hockberry Checks in From Africa

Far From the Pacific, Micronesians Increasingly Call Missouri Home

Arts, Culture & Media

Spain’s Ongoing Decade of Self-Delusion

As one economist recently put it, in just a single decade Spain has gone from semi-rural backwater to Europe’s fourth largest economy, and back again.

The Euro Crisis Intensifies: Questions on Greece and the Debt

Greece spent a decade working to become a full member of the European Union. Now it appears it’s doing its best to get thrown out. At a summit meeting in Brussels last night, Euro leaders stepped up contingency planning for a possible Greek exit from the euro zone. Meanwhile, Europe’s leaders are struggling to overcome […]

Top of the Hour: Italian Senate to Vote on Austerity Measures, Morning Headlines

The Italian Senate will vote Friday on a long-delayed austerity package which European leaders hope will help avoid bailing out the Continent’s third largest economy.

Top of the Hour: Markets React to European Instability, Morning Headlines

Interest rates on Italian debt rose on Tuesday to 6.74 percent, a level that has led to bailouts in other countries. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi faces a no confidence vote later Tuesday.

The World

Korean City Hosts UN Conference On Desertification

Which South Korean city is hosting a UN meeting at the moment?