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European Journal

Putin Sets to Return to Power (#2941)

Russia: Putin's Promises - The governing party "United Russia" intends to nominate Vladimir Putin as its candidate for president at the end of November. Change is not in the offing in Russia. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will be running for President again. The current President, Medvedev, will run for Prime Minister -trading roles.

Britain: In the Shadows of the City - "Big Issue", the mother of all homeless newspapers, is now celebrating its 20th birthday. The paper's significance is more timely than ever.

Austria: Corruption - Trouble in Austria: Public prosecutors are investigating several former cabinet ministers on suspicion of corruption. A shadow has fallen on the current government, as well.

Poland: The Beloved Crucifix - Janusz Palikot is the maverick among Poland's politicians. He wants to privatize government companies and reduce the influence of the Catholic Church.

Greenland: Strawberries in the Ice - Until a few years ago, Greenland's permafrost made it impossible to grow food. But global warming is changing that. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: EUROPEAN JOURNAL looks beyond the headlines and sound bites to deliver relevant, unbiased and imaginative reporting on the events shaping the political, economic and cultural landscape of Europe. Each week, teams of journalists, photographers and producers scour the continent in search of stories with impact and meaning for American viewers, while alternating presenters Jim Gibbons and Cathy Smith provide in-depth analysis on this dynamic region.

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