The scandal at the Veterans Affairs Health Administration proved to be too much for Eric Shinseki, who resigned on Friday. The World's Marco Werman talks with national security reporter Bryan Bender of the Boston Globe.
The US is no longer the biggest greenhouse gas producer in the world. And Obama's aggressive new plan would only reduce global carbon levels by around one percent. So why is it being hailed? Because it could spur the rest of the world into action.
There’s bipartisan support to help young unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the US as children. But should young immigration activists accept a narrower bill, giving them a chance at citizenship, or push for a broader deal that would include their families?
Tension between Russia and Ukraine is rising, as each accuses the other of being responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet. Meanwhile, the Netherlands goes into mourning, saying this is their 9/11, since more than half the passengers on the flight were Dutch.
As President Obama and Speaker Boehner dig their heels in, there's a lot of talk about the need to "save face" and resolve the shutdown standoff. That concept of "saving face" is common in other cultures, especially in Asian nations like Japan.
French President Francois Hollande won't go hungry Thursday night. He will host two separate state dinners — one for President Obama and another for Russian President Vladimir Putin. A White House chef explains the dance between food, politics and diplomacy.