As he addressed delegates at the United Nations’ General Assembly in New York Thursday, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a chart drawn in the shape of a fuse-bomb and sectioned according to various stages of uranium enrichment, to make his point against the danger of Iran’s nuclear program.
To figure out just how all the talk of red lines and possible military strikes are viewed inside Iran, we turned to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Nazila Fathi who reported for The New York Times from Iran until she was forced out in 2009. She’s now a fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center.
Political strategists slice and dice the electorate into smaller and smaller groups targeting messages to specific populations. The Romney camp is now making a pitch toward Polish Americans. But are they getting the message right?
The actor Herbert Lom has died, at 95. He was perhaps best known as Inspector Dreyfus, the long-suffering boss of Inspector Clouseau, in the original Pink Panther movies.
One of the leading contenders for one of the top slots is the current Communist Party Chief of Guangdong, Wang Yang. Yang has cultivated an image of a political reformers, but not everyone in Guangdong sees that way.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for September 27, 2012. Artists featured are: Habib Koite, Bela Fleck, Bobby McFerrin, Toubab Krewe, Bob Brozman Orchestra.
The South Korean government has put up motivational signs on a bridge that attracts would-be jumpers to address the issue of high suicide rate in the country.
A 5000-year-old dense forest of towering black oak trees once covered this eastern region of England. Recently a farmer made a discovery there near Cambridgeshire when his plow hit a massive oak tree buried in the wet soil.
The World’s environment editor Peter Thomson talks with host Aaron Schachter about new pictures of plankton, the tiny organisms that float around in the world’s oceans.
Gagaku is the oldest form of classical music in Japan. It thrived in Japanese imperial courts from the 700s. The tradition still survives but is rarely performed outside of Japan. But reporter Maria Bakkalapulo attended a performance in Scotland and tells us about it.
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The latest from the UN General Assembly. Iran bars women university students from 76 fields of study. And South Koreans, once good savers, are going into debt.
The Hubble Space Telescope has produced one of its most extraordinary views of the Universe to date – an extreme deep shot that captures galaxies as they were just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang.
One of the men who captured Colonel Gaddafi was buried today. Omran Ben Shabaan was caught on camera last year grabbing the fallen dictator as he emerged from a drain hole. Shabaan also died violently, from injuries he received at the hands of Gaddafi loyalists. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Borzou Daragahi of the Financial Times, in Benghazi.
Cab drivers in New York City seem to agree that the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly is a nightmare for traffic. But New York’s multinational cabbies have lots of different opinions on what the General Assembly should be talking about.