Latest Stories Tagged: United States

Conflict & Justice

An Afghan government offensive

Senior Obama Administration officials have indicated that 2014 is the key date for handing over responsibility to Afghan security forces. Ben Gilbert reports that the march toward those goals has really just begun and there's a long way to go.

Global Politics

The fight against cholera in Haiti

American volunteers are on the front line of the fight against the cholera epidemic in Haiti. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the head of a team from Maine, Doctor Chiedza Jokonya, and reporter Beth Macy of the Roanoke Times, who's covering the work.

Global Politics

The top cotton producers

The high price of cotton figures in today's Geo Quiz. So, we're wondering where the world's supply of cotton comes from. We'd like you to name the top three cotton producing nations. Together, they account for more than 65 million bales of the soft stuff

Global Politics

Cuba angered over US video game

The Cuban government is criticizing a new video game in which US special ops soldiers try to kill a young Fidel Castro. A Cuban government website said the fame glorifies assassination and will turn American children into �sociopaths.�

Global Politics

The currency wars

On the eve of the G20 summit in Seoul, Simon Johnson, professor at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the former chief for the International Monetary Fund, explains the issue.