Abraham Lincoln wasn't just Honest Abe, he had a wheeling and dealing political side. That's the take of the new movie, Lincoln, out this weekend. It'll be up against Skyfall, the 50th anniversary edition of the James Bond series.
There's a legal battle brewing over who has the rights to own towering statues from Cambodia's 10the century Khmer empire. The United States recently seized several, on behalf of the Cambodian government, but there's a court case brewing over just who should own these impressive statues.
Nelson Mandela led South Africa out of the apartheid era and on Tuesday, South Africa honored him by putting his face on the face of the country's money. The new, advanced security bills feature Africa's indigenous animals on the reverse side.
The general cemetery in Santiago, Chile, is a place where families come together. In life, and in death, sports teams, families and all manner of people choose to live the after-life together. The living regularly tend their graves and visit their departed family members.
Brazil was ruled by an abusive military dictatorship decades ago, like many other South American countries. But alone among its neighbors, Brazil has resisted efforts to confront and deal with that past. A new Truth Commission has been established to investigate, but no concrete actions are expected.
For Filipinos looking for a taste of heir homeland, Jollibee is ubiquitous. With more than 900 locations in the Philippines and a growing number of branches abroad, the fast food chain blends American style fast food with a uniquely Filipino culture.
Mitt Romney often talks about his heritage in Mexico, and his faith in the Mormon Church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has a complicated history in Mexico -- it's growing rapidly today, but more than 100 years ago it was a place Mormons went to avoid a prohibition on polygamy.
Johann S. Bach composed his music some three centuries ago, but even today it takes on new life in unexpected places. In a new book, author Paul Elie looks at the musicians who are taking Bach and casting it in a new light.
When the British government first decided to reveal the person behind their MI5 spy agency, many were surprised to find that the person was a she, not a he. That woman was Stella Rimington, who's become the basis of James Bond's M -- and a fiction writer in her own right.
George McGovern, in 1972, lost his bid to be elected president in a landslide. But four years earlier, he led a commission that totally changed how presidential party nominees are chosen. That system remains in place to day and is, perhaps, one of McGovern's most enduring legacies. He died this weekend, at age 90.