One of the places the economic downturn more or less passed by is Turkey. The Brookings Institution recently released a survey of the 150 cities in the world with the healthiest economies. Istanbul tops the list. Matthew Brunwasser reports.
Tensions are rising in Lebanon as a UN court prepares to issue indictments relating to the assassination of the country's former prime minister. Members of Hezbollah may be named. Ben Gilbert reports that they're mounting a counter-offensive.
A memorial to honor Germany's gay Holocaust victims is being opposed by an unlikely group. Daniel Estrin reports that the controversy is that the memorial ignores Lesbians who also suffered under the Nazis.
Lisa Mullins talks with theologian Father Thomas Reese about changes in the Vatican Bank. New rules announced today should increase transparency, prevent money laundering or the financing of terrorists.
Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to the BBC's John James in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast. Post-election violence there has subsided, but the Ivory Coast ambassador to the U-N warns the country could be ï¿½on the brink of genocide.
Africans have journeyed to Malta, which lies between Africa and continental Europe. When their requests for asylum are denied, they become stuck in the EU's smallest nation. In part 3 on nomadic migration and skin color, Phillip Martin reports.
Hundreds of thousands of migrants from Zimbabwe have resettled in South Africa during the past four years. But many of them could face deportation unless they apply for a visa by close of business tomorrow. Anders Kelto reports from South Africa.
Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav was convicted Thursday of raping an employee when he was a Cabinet minister. Lisa Mullins speaks with Gil Hoffman of The Jerusalem Post about how the case is reverberating across Israel.
The Chinese government has released its first ever report on their fight against corruption. Officials within the Communist Party; problems include embezzlement and bribery. Host Lisa Mullins talks to the BBC's Martin Patience in Beijing.
Host Lisa Mullins speaks with industrial ecologist Thomas Graedel about the sudden interest in 'rare earth' metals; which are crucial for many high-tech products. Professor Graedel is a co-author of a new U.N. report on recycling of rare earths.
Violence in Mexico is not just taking a toll along the border. It's impacting tourism to the country's interior.The World's Jason Margolis has more from San Miguel de Allende, a popular tourist destination in central Mexico.