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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.

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

Tuesday's Connector: Claudia Schiffer

February 23rd, 2010
04:37 PM ET

German-born supermodel Claudia Schiffer is one of the world's most famous celebrities – appearing on over 500 magazine covers and countless movies.

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Dubbed as one of the most beautiful women on earth, Schiffer had an unlikely start as a model.

During her early years at school, Schiffer was extremely shy because of her tall height and was often made fun of because she came from a wealthy family.

After being discovered at a nightclub in Dusseldorf, Schiffer quickly established herself as a successful model, making a name for herself across Europe.

During the 1990s, Schiffer appeared as the face for a number of a high-profile fashion campaigns including Guess, Chanel and Mango.

Here's your chance to ask supermodel Claudia Schiffer a question.

Do you want to ask for advice on getting into the modelling world? Maybe you want to know about what she is doing with her life now? Does she have a favorite campaign or movie she worked on?

Tune in on Tuesday night at 2100 GMT to see if Claudia answered your question.

NATO Secretary-General Rasmussen takes your questions

February 23rd, 2010
02:57 PM ET

NATO troops are currently involved in a massive miliatry operation in southern Afghanistan, in a bid to defeat Taliban strongholds in the region.

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Nearly 15,000 Afghan and NATO troops have been involved in the offensive, known as Operation Moshtarak, launched earler this month.

It's one of the largest offensives undertaken by NATO troops since the international military campaign in Afghanistan began in 2001.

NATO officials have so far hailed the offensive as a success, however attacks resulting in civilian deaths have generated heavy criticism from Afghan officials and humanitarian organizations.

NATO officials have since apologized for the deaths. The head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, expressed regret after more than two dozen civilians were killed in a NATO airstrike on Monday.

NATO Secretary-General Anders Rasmussen is appearing on Connect the World tonight at 2100 GMT and is ready to hear your comments on the offensive and answer questions you may have.

Please leave your comments below.

Filed under:  General

Are you fed up with the strikes?

February 23rd, 2010
01:38 PM ET

Industrial action continues to grip parts of Europe causing chaos - even though German airline Lufthansa suspended a four day strike.

French air traffic controllers are on strike affecting half the flights at Orly Airport in Paris along with 25 percent of flights at Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Also in France, gas giant Total said about 100 of 4,000 gas stations in the country are beginning to run out of fuel as a strike by oil refinery workers enters a second week.

In Spain, a proposal to raise the mandatory retirement age to 67 has prompted unions to call for a massive Madrid street protest Tuesday.

And on Wednesday, widespread strikes are expected in Greece over austerity measures the government plans to implement to cut its large public debt, which has caused stock market jitters and concerns that sovereign debt problems will spill across the world.

We want to know what you think?

Are you fed up with all the strikes across Europe? Do you think it's right that workers strike during one of the worst economic slowdowns in history?

Filed under:  General