- Newsmaker: US and Iraq at War on Battlefield of World Opinion
While the Bush administration is threatening force to topple Iraq-s regime, Saddam Hussein claims there is still room for diplomacy. How is their propaganda war going in various parts of the world? Alice Chasan, editor of the World Press Review, reports on the -global chorus- of skeptics about US and Iraqi pronouncements and US unilateralism.
- Reporter's Notebook: LAUSD Soda Ban Lauded at International Obesity Congress
As the World Summit on Sustainable Development continues in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sao Paolo, Brazil is hosting another conference to address an issue that sounds personal but has important international consequences. The International Congress on Obesity meets every 4 years. Neville Rigby, Director of Policy and Public Affairs for the International Obesity Task Force, has a progress report.
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