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Can the G20 summit in London help boost the popularity of the British PM Gordon Brown?
How will Nato deal with the challenges it faces on its 60th anniversary?
London is set to host the G20 summit of world leaders - Analysis asks what can it achieve?
We examine the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, thirty years after it was signed.
Can cricket's Indian Premier League sustain its success outside of India?
Why are Spanish banks doing better than many other financial institutions?
Madagascar - the background to a country in chaos.
Switzerland has announced it's relaxing its banking secrecy laws. Imogen Foulkes reports