Russia

No, the president can't destroy records. Here's why.

In 1978, Congress created the Presidential Records Act, which makes the records of a president public, not private. Here's what that means amid some of the latest revelations that US President Donald Trump has withheld records of his conversations with Vladimir Putin.

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Russian politics

The candidate favored to win Russia's presidential race also happens to be the hand-picked favorite of current president Vladimir Putin, but meanwhile opposition candidate Mikhail Kasyanov may be blocked from putting his name onto the election ballot, as Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the latest on Russia's presidential election from Fred Weir, Moscow correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

Arctic scientist's dilemma

Julia Kumari Drapkin profiles Kate Moran, a scientist who studies the history of climate change in the Arctic and whose team has also found potential sources of oil and coal, which if exploited

Arts, Culture & Media

From babes to babushkas

Russia is known for its beautiful women. Many have reached supermodel status. But there's another phenomenom in Russia: slim elegant beauties aging fairly quickly into plump babushkas. How does it happen? Reporter Jessica Golloher decided to find out.

Global Politics

France's role in Chad

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with writer James Traub about French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner and France's relationship with the troubled African nation of Chad. Traub profiled Kouchner for last Sunday's New York Times Magazine.

Lifestyle & Belief

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the southernmost republic of the Russian Federation. The answer is Dagestan. The World's Quil Lawrence recently met some travellers from Dagestan on their way home from their pilgrimage to Mecca.

Seeking a ban on cluster bombs

An international conference aimed at building support for a treaty banning the use of cluster bombs wrapped up in New Zealand today, and so far, 82 countries have signaled their support