NSA surveillance programs may be a surprise to Americans but European intelligence agencies have known about them and made use of the intelligence for years.
As Brazil gets ready to host the Olympics and World Cup, the country won’t just be dealing with threats from civil unrest. There’s also the threat of terrorism. The World’s Jason Margolis has more on that angle from Rio de Janeiro.
Anchor Marco Werman takes an armchair trip to Nigeria, with author Chinelo Okparanta. The Nigerian-American writer recommends three books – ‘Things Fall Apart,’ ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ and ‘Love is Power, Or Something Like That’ — which take readers through episodes of Nigeria’s history, from colonialism to present day.
This story is about something many of us take for granted: our driver’s license. But if you live in the United States without proper documentation, getting one isn’t a given. And it’s an issue sparking debates nationwide. Sarah Harris reports from Vermont.
German pianist Davide Martello brought his grand piano to Istanbul to play for protesters – and police – in Taksim Square.
Reporter Marlon Bishop reports on gypsy jazz from Bogota by the band Monsieur Periné.
The Taliban and the United States agreed Tuesday to hold peace talks, starting later this week. The aim is to negotiate an end to the fighting in Afghanistan.
Brazil is commonly referred to as an “emerging economy,” along with countries like China and India. But has Brazil’s economy already emerged? As Brazil’s economy has steadily grown for a decade, life has gotten better for the lower classes. More and more Brazilians, have refrigerators, washers and cars. But other gauges of a middle class life are harder to acquire, like access to higher education.
Today’s Geo Quiz features an Irish city that has hosted a summer horse racing festival going back as far as the 1860′s. The races and festive atmosphere will again attract visitors this July from all over the world including loyal Geo Quiz listener Eamonn Burke who’s introducing the tradition to his daughter this summer.
Bradley Manning’s court-martial was already in weekend recess as of midday Tuesday, marking the third consecutive week the court has finished far ahead of schedule.
This summer we invite you to travel with us. All summer long we’ll be reaching out to authors, journalists, and thinkers to take us on a trip through books.
Frank Ahearn knows a thing or two about privacy. He’s made a career of finding people. Reverse-engineered, this has also made Ahearn something of an expert on disappearing. The World’s Marco Werman speaks with Ahearn about how he helps people drop off the grid, and about his new book titled “How to Disappear.”
More than 150 doctors and medical personal have published an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for permission to attend to the medical needs of more than 100 hunger strikers at the jail in Guantanamo Bay. Algerian detainee Ahmed Belbacha was arrested just months after the September 11th attacks in 2001. Belbacha, like the other detainees, cannot speak with reporters. But he offered his testimony to the BBC.
Kabul-based businesswoman Hassina Syed thinks talks with the Taliban are critical for the Afghan economy. She heads The Syed Group of Companies, which includes restaurants, hotels and an export-import business. Syed tells anchor Marco Werman that as US military forces leave her country, she’s already lost the majority of her business.
Sarah Chayes, a former special advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is pessimistic about the prospects for US talks with the Taliban.
Protests continue in Brazil over the rising cost of public transportation and over the government’s massive spending to prepare venues for upcoming sporting events.
President Obama will be in Berlin on Wednesday. Last time he was there, as a candidate in 2008, he was embraced by a crowd of 200,000 enthusiastic Germans. Five years later, the German welcome will not be as warm.