The push to improve intelligence agencies has generally followed three lines of thought: 1) Better centralize intelligence gathering 2)Increasing the sharing of information and 2) Upgrading the state’s ability to conduct surveillance and wiretapping.
No one expected the Yagisawa Shoten soy sauce company to come back after the 2011 tsunami, in which its inventory was washed away by 55-foot-high waves. But a good deed led to a discovery — and the soy sauce's return.
World War I began in Europe 100 years ago this summer. That conflict is still hugely important to people there, and the war looms large in a lot of popular culture. Think Downton Abbey. Americans on the other hand, for the most part, couldn't care less. The World's history guy, Chris Woolf, explains the different takes.
After the attack on a kosher market in Paris, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French Jews that Israel is their home — and he wasn't alone. The country sent officials to Paris to help persuade French Jews to emigrate in the face of increasing threats.
Parisian author Pénélope Bagieu had to act as a lone wolf to achieve success, and that selfishness makes its way into her new graphic novel, "Exquisite Corpse." But it's a cautionary tale she wrote for the reader and, in part, for herself.