France's military intervention in Mali represents a shift in the country's foreign policy. Anchor Jeb Sharp hears more about that from Jennifer Cooke, director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
As French actor Gérard Depardieu embraces his new Russian citizenship to flee France's 75 percent income tax on millionaires, some observers are reminded that the love-hate relationship between France and Russia has existed for centuries.
A prominent attorney in Pakistan, Hina Jilani, says Indian street protests have empowered women's rights advocates there, and reminded the Pakistani public to take a more active role, and not leave social action to small groups of activists.
Off-the-charts air pollution in Beijing has affected all residents of the Chinese capital in recent days, including The World's Mary Kay Magistad. She speaks with anchor Jeb Sharp about what life in Beijing is like when the air becomes unbreathable.
The US is winding down its presence in Afghanistan. President Obama met his Afghan counterpart on Friday to discuss the details. Anchor Jeb Sharp talks with Ali Jalali, a 2009 candidate for president of Afghanistan.