As President Obama and Speaker Boehner dig their heels in, there's a lot of talk about the need to "save face" and resolve the shutdown standoff. That concept of "saving face" is common in other cultures, especially in Asian nations like Japan.
For the third time, President Obama has put off visits to Asia for domestic political reasons. But a former White House advisor says that does not mean the administration is giving up on its commitment to 'rebalance' American foreign policy toward the Asia-Pacific region and away from the Middle East.
Planning a large gathering is always tricky. Will the guests get along? Where will they sit? So what happens when world leaders just happen to awkwardly bump into each other in the United Nations hallway? It's high stakes diplomacy at work.
It'll be high states diplomacy when world leaders and dignitaries gather tomorrow at the UN General Assembly meeting. Host Marco Werman gets the behind-the-scenes look from Joel Rubin, a former state department official.
Many in Haiti fled the country in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, in some cases leaving family members behind. Those family members were supposed to follow them to the United States in short order -- but bureaucracy and paperwork have intervened.
President Obama says the US must invest in science and technology to stay competitive in today's global economy. The World's Lisa Mullins speaks with Dartmouth business professor Chris Trimble about the role science plays in boosting economic growth.
The first detainee to face a civilian court in America has been cleared of all but one charge. Critics say the policy of terrorism suspects in the civilian system isn't working. Elsewhere in the world, the verdict is welcomed. Laura Lynch has the story.
There are strong arguments for and against the intervention in Libya. Another urgent debate unfolding now that the operation is under way: Is this strictly a humanitarian intervention or is the ultimate goal regime change? The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
Mitt Romney has a two-fold challenge with many Latino voters: try to convince them that he can fix America's broken immigration system, and that President Obama has failed them. But Romney runs a risk calling attention to problems.
Defense Secretary Hagel said US intelligence agencies believe the government of Bashar al-Assad has likely used sarin gas on a small scale but added that President Obama needs more "credible and corroborated facts" before acting on the assessment.