A call for tougher regulations for the news media in Britain in the wake of the phone hacking scandal there. Also, Spain’s radical right movement struggles to gain momentum despite the economic crisis. And politics and music mix on the dance floor in Mexico.
Thursday Lord Justice Sir Brian Leveson unveiled The Leveson Inquiry, a report that examined the phone hacking of British celebrities, politicians, athletes and crime victims at Rupert Murdoch’s former tabloid publication News of the World.
The World’s Clark Boyd profiles a group of Serbians who want to give The Onion a run for its money. Meet the people behind The Global Edition.
One of Turkey’s most popular TV shows is a cross between “The Wire” and “Law and Order.” It features a cop, Behzat Ç, who drinks and curses. The show also touches on current political issues, which makes government censors very uneasy.
Correspondent Michael Kavanagh traveled Thursday across the frontlines from rebel-held Goma, into Army-held territory, and then back again. He says the warring factions aren’t all keen to negotiate and residents fear the insurgents will go on a massive looting rampage, before pulling out of the provincial capital.
Slow-paced international climate negotiations have resumed this week in Qatar amid a rising wave of bad news on carbon emissions, temperatures and extreme weather events.
Radical right political parties have made gains all across Europe, gaining strength and political power. But in Spain, the far right is faring less well. Extremists have failed to capitalize on the economic crisis and joblessness to gain followers.
Last year the entire Lokomotiv hockey team from Yaroslavl, Russia died in a plane crash. So this season, the team is rebuilding and getting back on its skates.
The Geo Quiz takes us to a Mexican border city which is in the grip of Xolos fever right now. Xolos are a canine breed that Americans know as Mexican hairless dogs. Xolos is also the nickname of the local soccer team, which is battling for the crown of Mexican champion this week.
Musicians in Tijuana are speaking out about violence, corruption and Mexico’s incoming president. Valerie Hamilton talked to Tijuana’s Los Macuanos about the political party on the dance floor.