Google’s North Korea diplomacy and whether it accomplished anything. Also, Venezuelans in the US economy worry about their country’s political future, as an ailing Hugo Chavez misses his swearing-in Thursday. And music goes underground in Iran.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt is back from his controversial trip to North Korea. He says he told North Korean leaders to loosen their restrictions on internet access in the recluse nation, or risk being left behind.
The US embassy in France has been reaching out to people in the Muslim immigrant suburbs of Paris. And that’s put some in France on edge.
Three Kurdish women were murdered in Paris Wednesday night, execution style. All were activists for the PKK, the militant group that’s long fought for Kurdish rights in Turkey. One was a PKK co-founder.
34 parties are competing for votes in Israel’s upcoming parliamentary elections. Most of those parties will fail to get any seats in the Knesset. But that doesn’t stop them from campaigning.
Iranian authorities have arrested five members of an underground band and charged the musicians with collaborating with dissident Iranian singers and satellite channels based in the US.
Emma LeBlanc, a 25-year-old Rhodes Scholar from New Hampshire, has spent much of the past five years in Syria, documenting life there with a camera. Now, LeBlanc has assembled an exhibit of photographs taken at a ballet school in a suburb of Damascus, as a way to show daily life routines during times of conflict.
An ailing Hugo Chávez was a no show for his inauguration Thursday and the uncertainty around the country’s political future is troubling Venezuelans living in the US.
Uzbekistan’s “first daughter,” Gulnara Karimova, wears many hats. She’s a diplomat, a ruthless businesswoman, and a pop singer nicknamed Googoosha. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with journalist Natalia Antelava about her Twitter conversations with the daughter of Uzbekistan’s president.