The US has spent billions of dollars on Afghan reconstruction, but much of it not very smartly. A special inspector general has been appointed to try and find the misspent funds and discern who's responsible.
The Ambassador wasn't the greatest car, but it was the first one manufactured in India. That's why car lovers and owners of the iconic machine are saddened by the news Hindustan Motors halted its production.
It may seem hard to believe, but Toyota almost didn't make it in the US. Its first car, the Toyopet Crown, was a flop. Toyota helped establish a huge Japanese-American community in Torrance, California that finds it hard to imagine the company is moving on.
The Chinese internet giant Alibaba will soon be offering its shares to investors in US stock markets. Its initial public offering is expected to be one of the biggest in history. A Chinese shopper explains why she shops on the site.
Bangladeshis today are honoring the memory of those killed one year ago in the deadly factory collapse at Rana Plaza. Building owner Sohel Rana and several factory owners are in jail awaiting trial. Zafar Sobhan, the editor of the Dhaka Tribune explains why prosecution of the men would be a big step forward for the weak Bangladeshi justice system.
The US State Department has resumed non-lethal aid to the more moderate rebel groups in Syria. Along with food, medical supplies and communications equipment, the aid includes 43 Toyota pickup trucks. The BBC's Afghanistan correspondent David Loyn explains the value of pick-up trucks in war zones.
A Congressional report last fall urged American businesses and government agencies not to buy equipment from Chinese telecommunication giant, Huawei. The reason? It could be used as a backdoor for Chinese cyberspying.
Dan Richter started a bike shop in small-town Alberta to help him transition from military to civilian life. He didn't expect it would get him into a new kind of battle with one of the biggest bicycle brands in the world: Specialized.
Call it snowshoe art or perhaps folly in the freezing cold, but it takes imagination to create patterns that you can only see from a distance. And Alan Turing, the father of computer science, gets a posthumous pardon from Britain. Pakistan's long experiment in natural-gas cars is crashing. We also explore why Muslims and Jews are celebrating Christmas, and more, in today's Global Scan.
Rui Chenggang is well known for his provocative interviews with corporate and world business leaders for CCTV — the state-run Chinese Central Television. But last week, just before going on air, he was taken away by the authorities.
Australia's Quantas Airlines has ditched its 17-year alliance with British Airways to partner with Emirates Airline. That means its twice-daily 'kangaroo route' from Sydney to London will stop in Dubai instead of Singapore.
Authorities know Malaysia Airlines flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur late on Friday night headed for Beijing. But that's almost all that's known. About 45 minutes later, the plane was never heard from again.
A British court today fined five corporations ? including BP ? a total of $14.6 million for a 2005 explosion at an oil depot in southern England. Forty three people were injured in the accident. Anchor Marco Werman has more.
Americans aren't a nation of savers. And that's contributed to the country's current economic problems. But as The World's Katy Clark reports, it's not entirely due to our love of nice clothes and the latest electronic gadgets.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with economist Garel Rhys, director of the Center for Automotive Industry Research at the University of Cardiff, about the economic outlook for foreign autoworkers compared to their counterparts in the U.S.
The World's Matthew Bell tells us about one aspect of the massive stimulus package that passed the House last night. The provision would require that infrastructure projects paid for by the U.S. government use American-made steel and iron.
Melaina Spitzer reports from Ecuador on an ambitious scheme to create an overland trade route in South America that rivals the Panama Canal. The plan involves moving goods from through a combination ports, highways and riverways. On PRI's The World.