- Making News: European Union Calls Darfur Crisis Genocide
The European Parliament today called for United Nations sanctions and an arms embargo against Sudan, calling atrocities being committed in that country---s Darfur region " tantamount to genocide." The assessment echoes a recent condemnation by US Secretary of State Colin Powell. Robert Collins, professor emeritus of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, specializes in Africa.
- Reporters Notebook: Presidential Campaigns Target Young Voters
In 2000, most of America's youth couldn---t have cared less about the election, but this year, some 40 million 18 to 29 year-olds are showing more interest in voting than they have in years. Mark Lopez, research director for the University of Maryland's Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning Engagement, says that both presidential campaigns are targeting this youthful group that accounts for one in five eligible voters.
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Two Americans and a Briton were kidnapped in Baghdad today, during a week of escalating violence that has claimed more than 200 lives, and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has now said the war was illegal. As the insurgency continues to grow, who is actually in control in Iraq? Should January---s elections be postponed? How deep is anti-American sentiment? Guest host Sara Terry discusses Iraq's increasingly unstable political landscape with reporters in Baghdad and experts in reconstruction, security, foreign policy and democracy.