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Today's coverage: Europe votes, a little and to the right; stimulus flow slow

By Marshall Ingwerson / June 8, 2009

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Nicholas Blanford sorts through the Lebanon election results and what they mean. Hezbollah took a big hit.

• Don Kirk assesses what will it take to free the two US journalists just convicted of "hostile acts" by North Korea.

Robert Marquand surveys the EU parliamentary vote on Sunday and its overall rightward tilt.

• Also noteworthy in the EU parliamentary vote, Sweden's Pirate party – advocating unregulated Internet use – wins a seat. Tom Sullivan reports on what that means.

British PM Gordon Brown is hanging by a thread after the EU parliamentary vote Sunday revealed major Labour party losses. Ben Quinn reports on Brown's plan to survive as more and more government ministers quit his government, advising him to do same.

Zimbabwe is trying to restore international aid. Scott Baldauf looks at whether a visit by Sudan's president, an indicted war criminal, is going to help.

Scott Peterson is covering the campaign trail in Iran. He looks at how Ahmadinejad's allies are faring in their former stronghold – Iran's east.

• Our Colbert report: Jane Arraf reports on what Stephen Colbert is doing in Iraq, other than getting part of his head shaved by Ray Odierno (who took orders from Obama via video just for the show).

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