Palestinians scored a diplomatic victory on Thursday when the United Nations General Assembly granted their request for nonmember observer status, rejecting a call from Israel and the United States to put that off until Israel and the Palestinians reach a permanent peace agreement.
Sunday's referendum in southern Sudan got us thinking about new countries for the Geo Quiz. It's worth noting that there have been more than 30 countries created in the past two decades. So here's the question: What are the 5 newest countries?
The Pacific island nation of Palau has established the world's first no-fish zone for sharks. But the task of protecting the threatened fish got harder this week. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.
The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on the Pacific island nation of Palau ï¿½ and its China dilemma. Right now, Palau has diplomatic relations with Taiwan, not China. But China's growing influence in the region is causing some on Palau to reconsider.
The World's Carol Hills reports on the debate surrounding the relocation of the Guantanamo Uighurs. Many island nations have stepped up to take them in, but it appears that no good deed goes unpunished.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Stewart Beck, United Nations representative to the Pacific Island nation of Palau, about the 17 Chinese Uighurs now detained at Guantanamo Bay who will soon be making Palau their home.
Palau and other Pacific island nations aren't represented at the United Nations by their own citizens. They're represented by American lawyers and law students. The Americans are pushing the UN to act quickly on climate change.
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