Questions raised in Egypt about how fair and free the country’s first post-revolution elections have been. Also, why Germany is cracking down the Hells Angels biker gang. Plus, our series “Beyond Class” examines how 60 years of communism haven’t really improved the lot of farmers and workers in China.
Egypt completes voting today in its first competitive presidential election. Millions of people have come out to vote. The official results are expected in the coming days. Meanwhile, there are questions about just how free and fair this election is turning out to be. The World’s Middle East Correspondent Matthew Bell reports.
A day after European leaders met to try to come up with a new answer to Greece’s economic troubles, critics say the leaders are still failing to offer any real solutions to the debt crisis – and time is running out.
About 1,000 police officers fanned out across northern Germany in a massive raid against Hells Angels. The move was related to an investigation concerning multiple charges against the motorcycle club, including the search for a body. The German government classifies the group as an organized crime syndicate.
Server farms – buildings house huge number of machines that support websites and internet activity – need to be kept cool. As a result, more and more high-tech companies are building data centers in the far north to take advantage of the naturally cool climate there.
No-one in China is lower on the totem pole than farmers and villagers. When they migrate to cities to work in factories, they are treated like dirt. So what happened to Mao Zedong’s communist revolution? The revolution was supposed to improve the lot of the rural poor. We visit a part of rural China where Mao once lived. Mao went there to educate himself about the conditions of the farming class. But decades later, the descendants of the people Mao interviewed aren’t much better off, at a time when other Chinese are enriching themselves.
Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong has given an interview after decades of silence. He spoke to an Australian accountant.
Ghana’s Ebo Taylor talks to Marco Werman about his latest album, Appia Kwa Bridge. Taylor is a master of the Ghanaian music style, highlife.