In his New Year address on Tuesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned he might take a "new path" if Washington maintains sanctions amid his country's push for economic development, but experts say it may be too late to change the trajectory of negotiations.
Republicans in the Senate failed to muster the votes needed to approve $5 billion US President Donald Trump has demanded for a border wall and Trump earlier said the shutdown could last "a very long time."
The United States delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum on Tuesday to come clean about what Washington says is a violation of an arms control treaty that keeps missiles out of Europe prompting, a rebuke from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Sophie Lambert (U.S. Green Building Council) discusses the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system. It could change how developers and local governments can work together to create environmentally-sound neighborhoods. On Living on Earth.
A Congressional investigation found twice as many Washington D.C. children had high blood lead levels during the city's water crises than the Centers for Disease Control previously reported. Living on Earth reports.
A commentary in China's official Communist Party newspaper blames Western-style democracy for the political unrest in Kenya, and Anchor Lisa Mullins gets reaction from Akwe Amosu, senior policy analyst for Africa at the Open Society Institute.
The World's Matthew Bell reports that South Korea's president-elect has stirred up controversy by proposing changes in the way Seoul deals with North Korea, and among the changes is the possible dismantling of South Korea's Unification Ministry.
Computer users in Egypt, India, and a number of other countries were cast back to a time before broadband today when two key internet cables under the Mediterranean Sea were cut off, causing a massive cyber-slowdown, as The World's Clark Boyd reports.