Clinton

U.S. launches program to clean up Vietnam-era Agent Orange contamination

The United States used millions of gallons of Agent Orange herbicide across Vietnam during the war there, in an effort to destroy the foliage that was giving its enemies cover. But, in the process, it contaminated the soil with dioxin and other chemicals that have persisted and continue to cause birth defects and health problems to this day.

Politics

Richardson chosen for commerce post

President-elect Barack Obama today named New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson as his commerce secretary. One of the country's most prominent Latino politicians accepted the nomination...in Spanish and English. The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Politics

Clinton in Congo

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continued her tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo today, highlighting the need for a response to the epidemic levels of sexual violence. The World's Jeb Sharp has details.

Politics

Clinton ends Africa tour

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finished up her 11-day tour of Africa today, after a final stop in Cape Verde. The World's Jeb Sharp reports that the trip was strong on rhetoric but not especially ground-breaking in terms of policy.