Belgium

The World - Episode 20071218 - Miss Belgium controversy

The winner of this year's Miss Belgium contest got into trouble recently. She couldn't answer a question in Dutch -- one of Belgium's official languages. She speaks French, the country's other official language. But her linguistic misstep highlights the country's current identity crisis. Anchor Lisa Mullins explains.

Global Politics

Geo answer

The poem "In Flanders Fields" was written by a Canadian military surgeon during World War One. Flanders Fields is the answer to our Geo Quiz. We speak with Piet Chielens, a curator at the In Flanders Fields Museum in Belgium.

Global Politics

The crisis in Ukraine is testing the limits of the US relationship with Europe

President Obama in Europe this week has been rallying the nations of Europe to oppose Moscow's annexation of Crimea, and to try to deter further aggression. But despite all the talk of unity, there are serious limits to what the US and Europe are willing to do together. Host Marco Werman speaks with Judy Dempsey, senior associate at Carnegie-Europe.

Global Scan

Is the US secretly training Syria's rebels?

What is at stake in the ongoing Syrian civil war? Enough that the US is considering increasing its role in supporting the rebels — perhaps providing direct military support and training. Meanwhile, Roman Catholic Pope Francis says he might consider allowing priests to marry, while Belgium considers the possibility a hitman was behind an attack on a Jewish museum this weekend. That and more in today's Global Scan.