Russia's dissident punk band Pussy Riot has released a new protest video criticizing big oil companies and President Putin. Marco Werman speaks with journalist Masha Gessen, who recently spent four hours visiting a leading member of the group in prison.
China's economy is slowing down. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Derek Scissors, an economist who follows China for the Heritage Foundation in Washington, to interpret these latest economic figures and what it means for the global economy.
'Buried Secrets' is the title of a story in the current issue of the New Yorker. It's about Guinea, in West Africa, It is among the poorest countries in the world, but also sits atop one of the largest known deposits of untapped iron ore.
President Obama is in the East African country of Tanzania, on the last leg of his African tour. Trade and business are at top priorities of this trip. But in Africa, US companies have some stiff competition from China.
Italian police have arrested a senior Catholic cleric, Monsignor Nunzio Scarano. He is accused of attempting to smuggle millions in cash into Italy for a family friend. Scarano is also a senior accountant in the Vatican's financial administration.
The government of Nicaragua is fast-tracking a bill that would authorize a company from China to build a new canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The dream of a Nicaraguan canal dates back more than a century.
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