Belgium

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.

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz today is Leuven, Belgium. The city is home to the world's biggest brewer. Union workers protesting job cuts there are blockading the company. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Horst Dornhorst, beer expert and writer.

Global Politics

How American debt compares

President Obama's debt-reduction commission is trying to trim federal deficits dramatically in the coming decade. But how does US debt compare with other nations? The World's Jason Margolis has more.

Global Politics

A smelly problem in Brussels' subway

Brussels is often considered the 'Capitol of Europe.' So, you'd think the city's subway system would reflect the city's place in the world. As The World's Clark Boyd reports, many in Brussels find plenty to sniff at when it comes to their Metro system.

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Going vegetarian in Ghent

The city council of Ghent in Belgium has declared every Thursday to be a "veggie day." Starting today, every restaurant in the Belgian city has to offer customers at least one vegetarian dish on Thursdays. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Koen Lefever, the chef at one of Ghent's top restaurants.