Vice President Dick Cheney arrived in the Ukraine today. He's there to show American support for the pro-Western government in the wake of Russia's conflict with Georgia. But as the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports, Ukrainians are divided about how to deal with Russia.
France has a female politician in the media spotlight, too. She's Justice Minister Rachida Dati, who this week announced that she is pregnant, but won't reveal who the father is. Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Anita Elash in Paris.
Israel's ruling Kadima party holds a primary later this month to select a new leader. The current leader, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, is stepping down in the midst of a corruption scandal. The front-runner in the Kadima race is Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni. Linda Gradstein has a profile.
Dear Candidate: Cuban Dissident Jesus Gabriel Ramon Castillo September 4, 2008permalink
Cuban dissident Jesus Gabriel Ramon Castillo was released from a Cuban prison in the spring of 2008 and sent to Spain. I his letter to the candidates, he asks them to consider the suffering of Cubans in exile.
The World's Matthew Bell reports on what Sen. John McCain's foreign policy would be like if he were elected president. McCain has been getting a lot of praise at the GOP Convention this week for being strong on national security.
Pakistan: Taliban Key Challenge for Next President September 4, 2008permalink
In this interview with our correspondent in Pakistan, Sharmeen Obaid paints a bleak picture of the Talibanization of her country and the foreign policy challenges facing the next U.S. president.
Today on The World: A look at what Senator John McCain's foreign policy would be like; also, a profile of the woman who could be Israel's next prime minister; and what it's like to play a guitar burned onstage by the late Jimi Hendrix.