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News in Review - November 1997 Land Mines: Ending the Carnage?

The Canadian-led, Princess Diana-accelerated campaign to get world agreement to ban land mines. The accord, reached in Oslo, is to be signed in Ottawa in December, but without China, Russia, Israel and others, and with the United States still insisting on using the weapons in "special" circumstances.
  • 1997
  • 00:11:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1997

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News in Review - November 1997 Scotland and Wales: Houses of Their Own

With the help of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Scotland and Wales vote to take back legislative powers from Westminster, ending long campaigns to re-assert powers over their own affairs.
  • 1997
  • 00:13:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1997

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News in Review - October 1997 The Indian Subcontinent: Turning 50

Fifty years of dynamic and colourful history in one of the most populous nations in the world reveals both progress and pain.
  • 1997
  • 00:13:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1997

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News in Review - October 1997 Nuclear Power: Pulling the Plug

Once the envy of the world, the Ontario Hydro nuclear program was revealed as having serious financial, managerial and operational problems. The impact on the energy industry and the public's trust are critical to this story.
  • 1997
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1997

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News in Review - October 1997 North Korea: The Secret Famine

Political struggles within the country itself and with South Korea, along with the famine crisis that the North Korean government tried unsuccessfully to keep hidden from the world, demonstrate the cruel connections between politics and human misery.
  • 1997
  • 00:12:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1997

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News in Review - October 1997 The Mir Space Station: Keeping It Together

As we watched from Earth, human error and technological difficulties continued to plague Mir, a symbol of international cooperation and technological excellence. And yet, it will be remembered as an important but intermediary-stage project that lived long enough to become flawed.
  • 1997
  • 00:15:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1997

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News in Review - September 1997 Election 97: The Regions Speak

The new political reality of five political parties holding official status in the House of Commons contributes to a lack of a clear political outlook as the country heads to the next referendum.
  • 1997
  • 00:17:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1997

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News in Review - September 1997 Newfoundland 500: John Cabot Was Here

Pride, festivities, pomp and circumstance, royal visitors, the tourism agenda, media attention and native protests make for a problematic mix in terms of an event that involves historical uncertainties.
  • 1997
  • 00:14:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1997

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News in Review - September 1997 Hong Kong: Back to China

Will Hong Kong’s return to China provide a greater window on the world for Chinese people and thus encourage the democratic movement in the world’s most populous nation?
  • 1997
  • 00:12:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1997

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News in Review - September 1997 The Manitoba Flood: No High Ground

Natural disasters are complex events that have a significant economic, political and social impact. The Manitoba flood of 1997 was an event that underscores our need to understand changing global weather patterns.
  • 1997
  • 00:11:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1997

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