politics & society
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said he would sign a bill banning adoption of Russian children by Americans -- retaliation for a U.S. human rights bill targeting Russians. The measure sparked protests from U.S. diplomats, and from Russian children and their adoptive U.S. parents.
Egypt had a bloody political clash last week as opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood charged President Mohammed Morsi with attempting to overstep limits on his political power. Now, Egyptians are growing disillusioned with the recently elected Morsi.
Sanctioned wolf hunts in the northern Rockies have resulted in the death of eight wolves collared by researchers from Yellowstone National Park. But with the recent death of the much-loved female leader of the Lamar Canyon pack, commissioners are taking action.
The negotiations over the fiscal cliff continue with few outward signs of progress. Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers and seem able to agree on just one thing: don't expect any deals before Christmas.
With the increase use of drone strikes as a powerful fighting force, the military is looking to get more involved in intelligence. Greg Miller says that it's becoming more difficult to tell who's doing what as the Pentagon and CIA work closely together.
In Europe and the United States, Muslims, including a group called Muslims for Progressive Values, are pushing for making mosques more inclusive -- to serve all people. Some say this could be the beginning of a reformation of Islam.
President Barack Obama and the Republicans are digging in their heels over proposals to resolve the crisis of the fiscal cliff. So far, both sides say no progress has been made and seem to be trying to lower expectations for a deal.
The extreme right has found a great deal of support as Europe's economies lurch toward economic recovery. They're typically anti-immigrant and often anti-European government. In Greece they've risen to national positions, but in Spain, unique circumstances are holding them back.
If you've heard about the impending fiscal cliff America is heading toward, you're probably wondering what barriers are in the way to stop us from hurtling over and if we shouldn't manage that -- what's waiting for us at the bottom of the ravine.
Massachusetts becomes the latest state to tell undocumented immigrants meeting certain criteria that they will be eligible for in-state tuition under the same guidelines as documented Massachusetts residents.