When Capt. Blake Hall left Iraq, he was preparing to bring his friend and Iraqi interpreter to the United States with him. Unfortunately, a short time later, the interpreter was killed while on patrol with other soldiers. Now, Hall has finally succeeded in bringing the man's family to the U.S.
Increased incarceration rates in communities with high unemployment and poverty has some researchers questioning the drug policy in the United States. They're suggesting the drug problem is actually an outgrowth of U.S. drug policy -- which needs to be changed.
The United Nations was going to be located in the United States -- that much was sure. But just where the new headquarters, the new capital of the world, would be located, was much debated back in the 1940s. A new book looks at that battle.
Falconry has been an integral part of the heritage of the United Arab Emirates. And despite the rapid modernization the country has undergone, falconry remains culturally significant. So much so that there's a massive veterinary hospital devoted to caring for the birds.
There's an emerging scandal, or scandal, around horse meat across Europe. In some cases, inedible horses not fit for human consumption were passed into the food chain. In another, horse meat was passed off as ground beef -- tricking consumers.
There are thousands, perhaps millions of immigrants waiting in line, legally, to become U.S. citizens. Politicians agree that those who may be put on a path to legalization by immigration reform should wind up "behind" those already in line. What that means, though, is ill-defined. And if the line doesn't speed up, folks may die in line.
China has become the largest trading partner for much of the world. Though, and perhaps because, China is in a position of economic power, income inequality and migration have become large problems for the country's new leadership to address.
Huawei is one of the biggest tech companies you've largely heard little about. That's in no small part because the company has been largely blocked from moving into the U.S. market in any major way, because of security concerns. But the company is already here, in ways not readily seen.
Ecuador's media have been under fire since President Rafael Correa took office in 2006. He appears set to win a third term later this month, which means more difficult times for the country's independent media.
Ireland has targeted drunken driving in recent years, tightening restrictions and beefing up penalties. But a group of pub operators say those tighter laws are cutting into their profits, and they're seeking help from local government to create a system that authorizes drunken driving on rural roads.