ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009
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(London: Jake Tapper) The global summit featured; details given about Obama's call for stimulus spending by the other countries, the push back led by Germany and the views of different countries on the economic problems. [German finance minister Peer STEINBRUCK- questions spending more money.] [British Prime Minister Gordon BROWN- speaks about risk.] [On BBC, French finance minister Christine LAGARDE- states French President Nicolas Sarkozy's stance.] Obama's London agenda noted.
(London: Charles Gibson) The impact of the recession on several countries introduced.
(Tokyo: Clarissa Ward) The layoffs of Japanese workers, who are losing company housing and becoming homeless, reviewed.
(Sydney: Margaret Conley) The slipping of the Australian economy reviewed; scenes shown of protesting workers. [Bonds/Pacific Brands employee Peter BASTO- reacts.]
(India: Karen Russo) The impact of the global economy on diamond factories in India reviewed.
(Kenya: Dana Hughes) The impact on the tourism industry in Kenya reviewed; scenes shown from a game preserve. [Park ranger Stanley MASHUKO- says poachers will come in and kill the animals.]
(Budapest: Moma Hassan) The near-bankruptcy in Hungary with the currency collapsing reviewed; details given about one family's predicament.
(London: Charles Gibson) ABC News/"Washington Post" poll findings on the public's view of the US image abroad under Obama as compared to President Bush cited.