Hundreds of French police surrounded the home of a 24-year-old man in France suspected of being behind the shooting at a Jewish school on Monday, as well as the killing of three French soldiers last week. They spent hours in an stand-off with him Wednesday morning
As we ring in 2013, it's worth taking a moment to look back on 2012. These stories were the most popular on PRI.org this year — and they run the gamut. From animals to weird science, the PRI.org audience proved, again, they you all go for variety.
In Spain, the possibility that nearly 50 years of terrorism may be over is causing shockwaves. Politicians of all stripes are claiming credit for the apparent demise of the Basque terrorist group known as ETA.
The Whitechapel Foundry has been making bells for more than four centuries. They've made the bell atop Big Ben, in Westminster Abby and a host of less prominent ones as well. Now, the foundry's employees are enjoying some very high-profile work -- a series of bells for Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee and another bell for the Olympics.
Rio de Janeiro will soon have its moment in the sun. As Brazil's second largest city, it will host both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. But before the city can host the world's two largest sporting events, it must first deal with its notorious crime scene.