Two former US diplomats discuss America's interests around the globe and talk about the power of diplomacy to change hearts, minds and history. Plus, extreme weather in Guatemala is hurting the ability of some families to feed their kids. And writer Ursula K. Le Guin has died at the age of 88. She will be remembered for the amazing fictional worlds she created ... not to mention more than a few languages.
In recent years there's been a lot of hype surrounding blockchain and the system's applications — particularly as it applies to cryptocurrencies. But what, exactly, is blockchain? And how does it work?
Saudi Arabia announced $1.5 billion in new aid for Yemen this week, a move it says is aimed at alleviating the country’s humanitarian crisis nearly three years into a Saudi-led military campaign there. But critics, among them a number of Yemenis, have questioned the motives behind the donation, given the Saudis’ own role in prolonging the crisis.
Prominent immigrant advocate Ravi Ragbir was detained in New York City, but agents sent him to Florida after saying that they would deport him. A judge told the government to bring him back while his case is being heard.