Pope Benedict XVI announces he will resign citing his advanced age. Danish newspaper exposes double-agent that provided intelligence on US drones. And a Frenchman who preserved the music of Ethiopia in the Ethiopique series.
Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he is to step down at the end of February because of his frail health. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Rome correspondent Megan Williams about reaction to the surprise announcement.
Pope Benedict XVI has announced his resignation. He’s the first Pope to quit in almost 600 years. Anchor Marco Werman gets context from Father James Bretzke, professor of moral theology at Boston College.
When it comes to immigration reform, President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers generally agree on one starting point: that undocumented immigrants seeking US citizenship should get in the “back of the line,” behind everyone else waiting legally. But there’s not just one line, rather many, and the process is fraught with backlogs and complications.
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.
A multibillion-dollar expansion of the Panama Canal is proving a boon to scientists. The construction has revealed a trove of fossils, revealing a wide array of creatures that lived at the southern end of North America 20 millions years ago.
One of Israel’s leading professional soccer clubs is going through a nasty episode of intolerance – and violence. Some of the fans of Beitar Jerusalem are angry about their team signing two Muslims. Up until a few weeks ago, the team was the only one in Israel with an all-Jewish roster.
Ecuador’s Vice President Lenin Moreno is a paraplegic and has been a major force for disability rights and benefits in his own country.
Chinese table tennis player Zhuang Zedong has died at the age of 73. Zhuang was the Chinese player who helped start the famous “ping-pong diplomacy” episode in the 1970s. It is what led to Richard Nixon’s famous opening to China, and his historic trip there.
Francis Falceto has spent decades collecting Ethiopian music and introducing Americans to the sounds of Ethiopian Jazz from the ’60s and ’70s.