Myanmar has undergone dramatic political change. Myanmar President Thein Sein is hoping that will mean more US investment in his country. But, American companies are going to face some challenges in Myanmar. Patrick Winn is a reporter with Global Post and has been covering the changes there.
Mourners gathered at the site of a collapsed garment factory in Bangladesh to honor the more than 1,100 people who died. That incident focused global attention to the safety standards in Bangladesh’s garment industry. Host Marco Werman speaks with Mushfiq Mobarak, an economics professor at Yale University, who said there are actual positive effects to be considered.
Nawaz Sharif — the man most likely to become Pakistan’s next prime minister has set two priorities: Boosting his country’s economy, and bringing peace for Pakistan. Journalist Beenish Ahmed tells host Marco Werman that Sharif has some worrisome comments for the US.
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin. Diplomatic relations between Washington and Moscow have been chilly but Kerry is hoping to restore relations and to win Russian support on Syria.
A group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army may sound like an obscure group, but it’s grabbed the world’s attention by hacking news media websites to draw support for the Syrian government.
As investigators gather information about the Boston marathon bombing suspects, one focus is whether the suspects were influenced by online militant websites. Host Marco Werman talks with Rita Katz, of SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors radical jihadist websites.
For many Muslim Americans, the Boston Marathon bombings presented a dreaded scenario: a terrorist attack by Muslim suspects. Haider Javed Warraich is a resident in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. And he tells host Marco Werman that he was angry and disappointed when he discovered the identity of the bombing suspects.
A young American diplomat from Chicago died Saturday while delivering textbooks to children in Afghanistan. Anne Smedinghoff was a public diplomacy officer for the US Embassy in Kabul when she and four others were killed by a suicide bomber. Host Marco Werman talks with her aunt, Cathy Tokarski who shares her memories.
Cuban leader Raul Castro announced that he will step down as President in five years, thereby ending the Castro rule since 1959. Miguel Diaz-Canel is presumed to become the next president.
Keiko Fukuda, the woman who earned the distinction of becoming the highest ranking woman in Judo, has died at the age of 99.
North Korea is being widely condemned for conducting a nuclear test Tuesday. The test poses a special challenge to North Korea’s traditional ally, China.
The discovery of horsemeat in European beef products is threatening consumer confidence in the food industry. Consumers are upset that they’ve been tricked into eating horsemeat which they thought was beef.
“Zero Dark Thirty” was released in December, but in Pakistan, the film has been banned because Pakistanis see the film as an embarrassment.
A 200-year old law prohibiting Parisian women from wearing trousers has been revoked. The law was started in November 1800 to prevent women from dressing like a man unless they receive permission from the local police.
France’s military intervention in Mali represents a shift in the country’s foreign policy. Anchor Jeb Sharp hears more about that from Jennifer Cooke, director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.