An oil-rich area on the border between northern and southern Sudan is adding to already tense relations that exist between the Sudanese government and southern leaders. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Rebecca Hamilton.
Turkey is one of the most wired societies in Europe. But Turkey's government is cracking down on online activities. Zeynep Tufekci of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, says new legislation will block online access and require Internet providers to store data on web users' activities.
It's likely that the French government's plan to raise the minimum retirement age to 62 will become law. Labor unions are now saying it's time to do something to help French people over 50 find work or keep their jobs. Correspondent Anita Elash reports.
There was a lot of finger pointing at China in the Congressional campaigns but once candidates take the oath of office and actually have to govern, will the China bashing ease up? The World's Jason Margolis has more.
Hugo Chavez was a larger-than-life political figure who served as Venezuela's president for 14 years, keeping a lid on protests and a difficult economy. His successor Nicolas Maduro has had anything but a smooth reign and Venezuela is now being compared to tumultuous counties like Syria and Ukraine.
China is still livid over the awarding of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to jailed dissident, Liu Xiaobo. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the big picture from The World's Beijing correspondent, Mary Kay Magistad.
Entitlement programs protecting the middle class are under assault around the world. In the US, everything from social security payments to mortgage tax deductions appears to be up for discussion. Guy Sorman is a French philosopher and economist.
The White House said today that the President will press for quick Senate approval of the START-2 treaty. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Matthew Bunn of the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, about the politics.
In his campaign speeches, Narendra Modi eloquently conjures images of an India free from poverty and corruption, where no one goes hungry, where plumbing and electricity are universal and the poor have access to education. But the Hindu-nationalist is a deeply divisive politician.