The Supreme Court upholds the main provisions of the health care reform bill. We find out how the story is playing out overseas. Also, Americans concerned about the price of health care head to Mexico to find more affordable options. And the drink of choice for Europeans is American beer.
The US Supreme Court has said President Barack Obama’s landmark health care reform act is constitutional. The World explores how the decision is received abroad.
This Saturday will mark the end of an era in France when the Minitel wil be switched off. The Minitel was a groundbreaking home electronic terminal, created in 1982, almost a decade before the commercialization of the Internet.
Gunmen storm a pro-government TV station in Syria, leaving three people dead. Also, university students in Sudan protest planned austerity measures. And the music and activism of Mexico’s Carla Morrison.
Syrian forces shot down a Turkish reconnaissance jet last Friday. Now, Turkish prime minister Erdogan said that there would be no immediate retaliatory strike against Syria.
Syrian rebels are bringing their fight closer and closer to Damascus and Bashar Al Assad said in a speech on Tuesday that his country was now “at war.”
A piñata ban in nearly three dozen parks in Harris County, Texas has rankled Hispanic community leaders and activists.
For the past week, Sudanese students have been taking to the streets in Khartoum and around the country.
Head of British intelligence service MI5 fears the Arab Spring has created a ripe environment for Al-Qaeda in the Middle East. Russian all women punk band Pussy Riot face more jail time for protesting Putin’s latest go at the presidency. And Italy holds the first ever World Pasta Championship.
In a rare speech, the head of Britain’s intelligence service MI5, Jonathan Evans, said Al-Qaeda has been spreading its operations into new countries, with British-born extremists now being trained in places like Libya and Egypt.
The women in Pussy Riot were arrested in February after protest performances against the Kremlin and have been in jail since.
A new TV show in South Korea is aimed at challenging prejudice about North Koreans.
Enrique Pena Nieto has been confirmed as the winner of Mexico’s presidential election, following a partial recount. With almost every vote counted, Pena Nieto had 38.2%, with second placed Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on 31.5%. While third-placed Josefina Vazquez Mota admitted defeat, Lopez Obrador said he would challenge the result in Mexico’s electoral tribunal.
Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood is officially recognized as Egypt’s first democratically elected president. Turkey steps up on censoring political dissent. And the Jazz styling of Korean pianist, Hey Rim Jeon.
US Ambassador Nicholas Burns, the former under secretary of state for political affairs, talks with The World’s Marco Werman about the daunting foreign policy dilemma Egypt’s elections pose for President Obama.