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  • June 3, 2011  

    In other news Friday, a federal grand jury in North Carolina indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards on charges that he misused campaign donations to help hide his extramarital affair and out-of-wedlock baby. He pleaded not guilty. Also, Ratko Mladic was arraigned at a U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Continue reading

  • May 27, 2011  

    Group of 8 leaders wrapped up their two-day summit in Deauville, France, on Friday by comparing the “Arab spring” to the fall of the Berlin Wall and promising up to $40 billion in aid to Tunisia and Egypt for their fight for democracy. Jeffrey Brown reports on the summit’s conclusion and ongoing unrest around the Arab world. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2011  

    How will the unrest sweeping the Middle East and North Africa impact the wider world? Margaret Warner discusses the political turmoil with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Jessica Mathews, Time Magazine’s Romesh Ratnesar and former United Nations official Mark Malloch Brown. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2011  

    Shortly after the story of a young fruit seller who set himself on fire after being harassed by police began circulating on the Internet, protests erupted in Tunisia and ousted the country’s longtime president before spreading to Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere. Margaret Warner reports on the protests’ wider impact. Continue reading

  • March 18, 2011  

    Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the view of Arab world unrest from Syria, a country that until recently remained silent in the wave of uprisings challenging governments and demanding reforms across the Middle East and North Africa. Continue reading

  • March 1, 2011   BY Talea Miller  

    Stranded Egyptians who have fled Libya protest because of insufficient food, water and shelter, in a camp on March 1, 2010 in Ras Jdir, close to the border between Tunisia and Egypt. (Carlos Spottorno/Getty Images) Tens of thousands of people … Continue reading

  • February 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Are there any economic explanations for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment adviser Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer’s 1996 book, “The … Continue reading

  • February 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Is there an economic explanation for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment advisor Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University, historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer’s 1996 book, “The … Continue reading

  • February 3, 2011   BY Larisa Epatko  

    The upheaval in Egypt is reminiscent of past protest movements and rebellions that have produced varying results. Some have brought down governments and transformed societies, others have dissipated or been crushed. We highlight some of them here. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, U.N. officials reported that more than 200 people have been killed and 500 injured during unrest in Tunisia that ousted the president. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee reported that the safety of U.S. government employees in Iraq is at a “critical juncture” after troops leave at the end of 2011. Continue reading