Anyone who lived through Britain's Thatcher years won't forget them in a hurry. Politically, there were no fence, sitters: you were either with her or against her. She was adored and reviled, and not much in between.
According to the latest US census data, nearly 80 percent of Americans speak only one language. But one state is taking a gamble on multilingualism in a big way: Utah. It's become a pioneer in foreign language learning, even as some residents are unhappy with the move.
For our Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of the capital of Ukraine. The answer is Kiev. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports on a controversy a local TV show that asked viewers to name the greatest Ukrainian of all time.
The World's Jason Margolis has a preview of Barack Obama's high-stakes trip to the Middle East and Europe; the trip is seen as a high risk, high reward move for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
Immigration reform is a top priority for Republicans and Democrats in the current political term. Both agree that something needs to be done. Farmers and agricultural industry types hope that their agreement includes fixing the guest worker program. But some immigrant activists say that's not such a good idea.