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Strikes in France are commonplace, so how do public workers there view the US government shutdown. Plus, European banks have their say as they gp head-to-head in dealing with Detroit's bankruptcy. We also go to a neighborhood in Germany where credit cards are out, but BITCOINS are in.
An American professor in Beijing explains the US government shutdown to Chinese students. Also, the effects the shutdown has on the nation's security and intelligence stories. Plus, growing demand for internet search engines that keep your queries private.
As the government shutdown continues, President Obama puts off visits to several Asian nations. Also, the rise and (possible) fall of Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. And, for the South African students who live in shacks, prom night is a chance to feel glamorous.
How the partial US government shutdown affects America's image abroad. Also, atheism is introduced in some schools in Ireland, though most are still run by the Catholic Church. Plus, a rebel-held village in Syria that's been described as a "Disneyland for jihadists."
What do Iranians think about the rapid warming of US-Iranian relations. Do they think this new relationship will hold? Also, a Kenyan runner shatters a world record at the Berlin marathon. But will someone run a marathon in under 2 hours? And one of North America's most recognizable and well-loved insect is disappearing. What is happening to the Monarch Butterfly?
Now that a UN draft resolution has been reached on eliminating Syria's chemical weapons, the focus turns to making it happen. Also, how to go about responding to a natural disaster in a war zone. And, red is the new black - prisoners in Italy produce fine wines.