Iranian-Americans have been widely successful in the United States. But they've largely been absent from the political scene. Now Cyrus Habib is changing that. He's currently the highest ranking Iranian-American elected official -- newly elected to the Washington Legislature.
Hugo Chavez has been dead a week and the race to replace him is already set. In many ways it'll be a rematch of the October election Chavez won handily. But the question is whether the less fiery Nicolas Maduro can top Henrique Capriles as well.
Phoenix welcomes more refugees than almost any other American city. It's also home to a great many undocumented immigrants. One group of refugee children is finding its way in a new home on the soccer field, coach by an undocumented immigrant.
Sen. Rand Paul spent 13 hours on a talking filibuster to stall the nomination of John Brennan to head up the CIA. With bipartisan concern over drone strikes aimed at Americans overseas, some are concerned drones could also be used on American soil in the future.
North Korea is threatening, for the first tiem, to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States and South Korea. Though South Korea has heard this rhetoric before, critics say these threats should be taken with great caution.
Skilled tech workers who aren't Americans but want to work in the United States have one real choice: get an H-1B visa through their employers. But they're competitive and come with a pair of proverbial handcuffs that can put immigrants at a disadvantage. And critics say they take jobs from Americans.
China's about to complete its once-a-decade leadership transition, with Xi Jinping taking over for Wen Jiabao. As Wen prepares to leave office, he was surprisingly frank about his administration's failings -- and offered concrete advice to his successor.
Hugo Chavez led Venezuela for 14 years, building the country into the western hemisphere's sharpest critic of the United States. He nationalized businesses and governed with a populist bent. He died Tuesday in Caracas, age 58.
After passing the United States as the top carbon emitter, one researcher says China's now making a commitment to reduce the country's carbon output. But in order for China to reduce large amounts of CO2, they say, the U.S. will need to do more.
Uruguay's new left-wing government has introduced a host of new laws, regarding marijuana, abortion and same-sex marriage. They're hot topics of discussion and, surprisingly, often the reactions people have defy political labels.