Europe

Conflict

Western diplomats had 'no Plan B' for Yemen

The Americans, the British and the French closed their embassies in Yemen this week. Iona Craig, who lived in Yemen for years, says that while Western governments were concerned about safety, they were also showing their dissatisfaction with the Houthis, the group that overthrew Yemen's government.

Culture

How France used fashion to spread the message to vaccinate

In the 18th century, King Louis XVI underwent a highly controversial medical procedure: smallpox inoculation. To commemorate his new immunity, milliners in France concocted a new fashion. A historian says we need a gimmick like that today to help us through a measles outbreak.

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Environment

Making the world a Better Place

Better Place, an electric car company, aims to put electric cars -- and the infrastructure to power them -- on roads in the next four years. Living on Earth talks with Wired magazine's Daniel Roth about the startup's unique approach to greening roadways.

Europe's car emissions debate

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that European leaders are proposing tough new pollution standards for cars, but the European Union proposal faces a tough fight because European car makers say the plan would jeopardize their business.

Europe's car emissions debate

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that European leaders are proposing tough new pollution standards for cars, but the European Union proposal faces a tough fight because European car makers say the plan would jeopardize their business.

Sarkozy popularity dips

Sarkozy's poll numbers are down, and Sarkozy's glamorous lifestyle has alienated some voters, while an economic slowdown has others worried about the future

Alex Kurzem's storyThe Mascot

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Alex Kurzem, a Holocaust survivor who was about 5 years old and living in Russia back in 1941, when invading Nazi soldiers killed his family.

Technology from Estonia

The Baltic nation of Estonia is trying to make a name for itself in the world of technology, and so far, at least one of its high-tech innovations has gone global:

Estonia's high-tech embassy

Cyrus Farivar reports that the Baltic nation of Estonia has opened a new trade office California's Silicon Valley, and its goal is to drum up high-tech business for Estonian burgeoning high-tech industry.

France and the Arab World

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been making deals in the Middle East recently to boost France's profile there but the moves are also attracting the attention of Islamic extremists, as The World's Gerry Hadden reports.