France's parliament is considering legislation that would put a financial squeeze on tourists who travel to war zones and other hotspots. Supporters say if reckless tourists need government rescues, they should pay. Genevieve Oger reports from Paris.
More tourists are winding up in places they shouldn't be. Some travel to war zones or countries their government has warned them not to. Robert Reid is an editor with Lonely Planet. Marco Werman asked him why people are heading to dangerous places.
Marco Werman gets details from reporter Steve Stecklow on a new mosque recently built in Nicaragua. There are conflicting reports on how it was funded; including rumors has that it was built with Iranian money.
The government of Venezuela has acknowledged that police are involved in up to 20-percent of the country's crime. And so, president Hugo Chavez is forming the country's first ever National Police Force. Will Grant reports.
President Obama is meeting with Israeli prime minster Benjamin Netanyahu. Expectations for the stalled Middle East peace process are low, and the meeting is likely to anger Palestinians. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Some of Istanbul's old neighborhoods are struggling to modernize. The Turkish government is razing buildings to make way for new homes. Some argue the original character of the neighborhoods is being destroyed. Aaron Schachter reports from Istanbul.
The family of Swedish crime author Stieg Larsson has offered Larsson's partner a settlement to end a dispute over his inheritance. The World's Carol Zall reports on the latest chapter in the Larsson saga.
Artists often play a part in the struggle against barriers. The World's Gerry Hadden has been looking into songs that symbolized the struggle against the divided Germany. He didn't find many. But the few he found mostly came from the former East Germany.
Environmental engineer Anu Ramaswami trains other engineers to consider the social and cultural aspects of their work. She explains why, in the developing world, technological fixes often fail to deliver on their promise.
President Barack Obama has said the entire nation is grieving after a shooting that killed 13 people at Fort Hood in Texas. The tragedy casts a light on Muslims serving in the US military. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Tulane University trauma expert Charles Figley about the kind of work that the alleged Ft. Hood shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, did. Hasan is an Army psychiatrist with a specialty in treating combat stress.
Earlier this week an Afghan policeman turned on five British soldiers and killed them. Retired Captain Doug Beattie says he twice encountered situations that made him question the loyalty of his Afghan allies. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with him.
The World's Europe Correspondent, Gerry Hadden, is in Berlin. He spent last night in the Ostel hotel. It's a hotel refurbished to resemble a guesthouse in 1970s communist East Germany. Gerry gives us a tour.