New research shows how recent laws have slowly eroded the role of nongovernmental agencies all over the world . Experts have said that these actions threaten democracy in countries where institutions have already become weak. See where and how laws like these have had their biggest impact.
In March 2014, Russia’s “reacquisition” of Crimea operated more like an invasion, depending on who you ask. Now, five years later, Putin appears as comfortable as ever in Crimea while Ukrainians continue to struggle against Russian domination in the region.
Ukrainians exhausted by five years of war and decades of official corruption look set to send a comedian with no political experience into a second round run-off against the incumbent when they vote in Sunday's presidential election.
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.
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.
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.
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.