The last czar was nicknamed "Bloody Nicholas" after his soldiers fired on peaceful protesters in 1905. But the Russian Orthodox Church made Nicholas II a saint seven years ago, and has funded and consecrated many monuments to him.
A new postage stamp in the Republic of Ireland is causing a stink because it honors Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara, who was of partial Irish descent. But people in Ireland — and Miami — are denouncing Che — and the stamp — because of his history of violence.
It was October 1981 and Hosni Mubarak was beside President Anwar Sadat as he was assassinated. Stability became the watchword of his presidency. Emergency law lasted throughout the 30 years of his rule. What will happen next?
It seems certain that on July 9 of this year, Africa – and the world – will see the birth of a new nation. Kuek Garang and Mayom Bol Achuk are both planning to return home. They tell us about their plans to start over in southern Sudan.
This week, Donald Rumsfeld, secretary of defense for much of the George W. Bush administration, released his memoir, "Known and Unknown." The former Secretary of Defense is known for his phrasing, and we take a listen back to his language and his legacy.