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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Monday's Connector of the Day: Gayle Haggard

January 29th, 2010
06:15 PM ET

(CNN) The wife of former pastor Ted Haggard said that she never considered divorce after she discovered her husband had sexual encounters with men.

Gayle Haggard is seen here on Larry King Live.
Gayle Haggard is seen here on Larry King Live.

Ted Haggard, the former president of the National Association of Evangelicals and the head pastor at the 14,000-member New Life, was outed publicly in 2006 by a former prostitute, Mike Jones, who said Haggard had paid him for sex over three years and had used methamphetamine in his presence.

Haggard also later admitted to an inappropriate relationship with a 20-year-old male church volunteer.

Haggard said that he no longer has same-sex urges, attributing the change to therapy. He blamed his homosexual experiences on a sexual encounter with an adult man when he was in second grade, which "formed the way my mind processes things."

We'd like to know what you think.

Do you think Gayle Haggard should have stuck by her husband? Why do you think she did? What would you do? How much would you put up with?

Please leave your comments below.

Will recall hurt the Toyota brand?

January 29th, 2010
12:28 PM ET

The world's largest car maker, Toyota, has announced a worldwide recall of more than 5 million cars that seriously threatens the image of the Japanese company.

Toyota has announced a recall of millions of cars.
Toyota has announced a recall of millions of cars.

Thursday's recall in China of 75,500 sport utility vehicles because of potential accelerator pad problems is part of a global recall that includes 5.3 million cars in the United States.

The recall has also affected cars across many parts of Europe.

The Toyota brand is synonymous with having a high safety standard and many car owners purchase their vehicles for this very reason.

This begs the question - has the massive recall hurt the Toyota brand?

How much of an impact will it have on the Japanese automaker, particularly in places like China?

Some are even suggesting that this could mean the end of Toyota.

We want to know what you think - please leave your questions and comments below.

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Remembering Auschwitz: Part three

January 29th, 2010
11:27 AM ET

Is your recession over? Join CNN’s live chat today at 1500 GMT

January 29th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

How is 2010 shaping up for you financially? Do you expect the coming year to be better for you, your family and friends? Is your community through the worst of the recession – or are you still experiencing tough times?

Join the debate on what you think 2010 will bring.
Join the debate on what you think 2010 will bring.

CNN would like your views on whether governments’ and banks’ policies have helped or hindered recovery.

Becky Anderson and the Connect the World crew are teaming up with Richard Quest to host a live debate today on what 2010 might hold for the world economy. Richard Quest will join us live from the WEF at Davos to give his view on what the policy makers are really thinking.

We’ll also be joined by Paul Armstrong, who’s blogging from Davos all week, and Harvard University’s Ken Rogoff.

Please click here to join the live Skype chat

All you need to join is a Skype account – click here to get set up

We will also have a live stream of the event which we will broadcast on CNN.com.

In the meantime please leave your comments and questions below.


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What are the world's best sporting rivalries?

January 28th, 2010
12:46 PM ET

There isn't anything like a good sporting rivalry to get your blood boiling.

Manchester United celebrate their win over rival Manchester City.
Manchester United celebrate their win over rival Manchester City.

It doesn't matter what sport you support, what part of the world you live in or what economic class you belong to – sporting rivalries cross all borders.

Here's our list of some of the most notable sporting rivalries.

Football – Manchester United v Manchester City
Cricket – India v Pakistan and England v Australia
Tennis – Federer v Nadal
Baseball – New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox
Basketball – Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics
Ice Hockey – Russia v U.S. v Canada
Athletics – Haile Gabreslaisse v Kenenisa Bekele

We'd like to know what you think.

What are some of your favorite sporting rivalries? Why do you think sporting rivalries exist? How much do things like geographic location, economic class and history play into who you support?

Please leave your comments below.


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