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Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron talking about defense budget cuts in Northwood near London, Oct. 19, 2010. (AP)

Britain announced an austerity package that has stunned even the most hard-nosed American deficit hawks. We look at Britain’s cutbacks.

 
Thursday, October 21, 2010 | 10:00 AM
A picture from the recent riots in Paris (Courtesy of Eva Brams, evab.smugmug.com)

Wild turmoil in France over plans to raise the retirement age to 62. We look at the riots, and the debate, and America’s own debate over pushing past 65. Also, see images from the Paris streets.

 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | 11:00 AM
From an exhibit at the German Historical Museum in Berlin (Credit: Der Spiegel Online)

Swastikas and the F├╝hrer on display. The first “Hitler exhibit” in Germany since World War II opens in Berlin. We take a tour — click through to see images.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010 | 10:00 AM
A trader on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Thursday, May 27, 2010. (AP)

Europe wobbling. Markets down. We ask if the U.S. recovery is strong enough to plow through. Plus, Kristof/WuDunn to ’10 grads.

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Friday, May 7, 2010 | 11:00 AM
The Avenue Champs Elysees in Paris on Easter Sunday, March 24, 1940. (AP)

Historian-adventurer Graham Robb takes us to the back stories, back streets, and the people of Paris.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Unemployed school teachers chant slogans at an anti-government demonstration outside the Greek Parliament in Athens, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Greece's debt crisis intensified Tuesday as its credit rating cut to junk status. (AP)

Greece goes broke, and fear rises that a contagion could spread. We’ll look at the Greek debt crisis and global response.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM
A plume of ash rising from the volcano in southern Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier, Monday, April 19, 2010.

Iceland’s volcano and its global impact. From passenger woes to airline losses, to the bigger volcano next door, we’ll take a look.

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Friday, March 19, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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We take a big-picture look at the late author Stieg Larsson, his wildly popular thriller series, and his intriguing life and legacy — from “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” to the others in the series.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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For more than a decade Ireland boomed. It was Europe’s Celtic Tiger. Then it came crashing down. We’ll look at Ireland’s wild rise, and what went wrong.

 
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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We’ll look at Europe’s — and maybe the world’s — debt crisis, as Greece, Spain, and Portugal wobble and the E.U. is on the line.

 
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Sep 19, 2014
No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh,Scotland,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)

ISIS and arming Syrian fighters. Scotland rejects independence. NFL turmoil. US troops and Ebola. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Sep 19, 2014
Joseph O'Neill (courtesy of the author)

Author of “Netherland,” novelist Joseph O’Neill is back, with “The Dog,” on globalization, capitalism, and self-discovery in Dubai.

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Sep 18, 2014
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Billionaires. We’ll look at the super super rich, and their global shaping of our world.

 
Sep 18, 2014
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After a summer of deadly clashes between Gaza and Israel, we talk to Jews on the left and right about the future of liberal Zionism. Some say it’s over.

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Our Week In The Web: September 19, 2014
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

Lots of big, contentious topics on the show this week — from Zionism to early education, corporal punishment to development in the Grand Canyon.

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Talking Through The Issue Of Corporal Punishment For Kids
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

On Point dove into the debate over corporal punishment on Wednesday — as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faces charges in Texas after he allegedly hit his four-year-old son with a switch.

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Our Week In The Web: September 12, 2014
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

In which you had varied reactions to the prospect of a robotic spouse.

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