The US Secret Service has had a rough time of late. Just last week, three agents were sent home from a trip to The Netherlands after one agent was found passed out in the hall. Another incident in Miami a few weeks before led to two agents being given sobriety tests on the side of the road. All of this comes in the shadow of a 2012 incident where agents were accused of patronizing prostitutes in Colombia.
Ebola is one of the deadliest viruses on the planet and the outbreak that's unfolding now in the west African nation of Guinea has spilled over into neighboring Liberia. Tarik Jasarevic, a spokesman for the UN's World Health Organization, says international resources are being deployed to battle the crisis.
An offshore earthquake near Chile Tuesday night claimed six lives and caused millions of dollars of damage, but could have been much worse if Chile weren't so prepared. Meanwhile, in Turkey, it seems the country wasn't prepared for elections, with power outages reported. That and more in today's Global Scan.
A decade of war has destroyed lives, schools and other social institutions in Iraq, killing hope for many Iraqis. Now, a young government worker is trying to awaken cultural pride and optimism by leaving books at the cafes frequented by young Iraqis.
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is nearing the end of its 10th day and investigators are no closer to solving the mystery. They may only have three more weeks before batteries die in the plane's underwater locator devices.
A landmark case in the battle against sexual assault in the military screeched to a halt this week when Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair cut a plea deal. Former Navy Lt. Paula Coughlin, the whistleblower who brought to light the Navy's Tailhook scandal, says the outcome shows the need to take military sexual assault cases outside of the chain of command.
President Obama insists that the international community must present a united front against Russia's apparent expansionism.But what can they do? Where does NATO draw the line? Host Marco Werman speaks with Ivo Daalder, who was US ambassador to NATO until last year.
The new documentary film "The Galapagos Affair" tells the story of European settlers who move to a remote island looking for paradise, but become embroiled in an murder mystery when two of the islanders disappear.
As part of The Ninth Month, PRI.org is inviting you to share the lullabies your remember best. Was it one you sung to your own child? Or maybe one your remember your mom singing to a sibling. Share a link to a video or even sing right into your computer.
China's president says he's going after corrupt officials large and small. But Xi Jinping's government is also targeting a group of anti-corruption activists, known as the New Citizens Movement. Host Aaron Schachter speaks with Sophie Richardson, China director of Human Rights Watch.
Sonia Narang will be reporting from Pakistan in April as part of a fellowship sponsored by the East West Center. The trip has had special meaning for her, though, because she'll be the first member of her extended family to visit Pakistan since they left after the Indian/Pakistani partition in 1947.