Dec. 3, 2012
News Wrap: U.N. Pulls Out Non-essential Staff From Syria Due to Safety Concerns
In other news Monday, the United Nations announced plans to remove all non-essential staff from Syria as concerns grow over safety given that country's civil war. Meanwhile, President Obama warned the Assad regime against crossing a "red line" of using its increased stockpiles of chemical weapons in the current conflict.
Nov. 27, 2012
CFR Backgrounder: Palestinian Statehood at the U.N.
The creation of an independent Palestine is broadly supported internationally, formally backed by successive U.S. administrations, and enjoys popular support in Israel, according to polling data. Yet efforts by Palestinian authorities to gain statehood recognition at the U.N. have generated controversy.
Oct. 24, 2012
News Wrap: European Union Nations' Government Debt at Record High
In other news Wednesday, the European Union reported that Europe's financial struggles were far from over. Overall government debt of Eurozone countries reached a record high at 90 percent of total economic output for the year. Five E.U. member countries -- Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Cyrus -- are officially in recession.
Oct. 12, 2012
European Union Has Power to Address Continental Problems Collectively
Winner of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, the European Union was created for its member nations to deal with political, diplomatic and economic problems together. Ray Suarez talks to E.U. Ambassador to the U.S. Joao Vale de Almeida, who says as Europe's economic woes increase, European Union ties will likely deepen, not break.
Oct. 12, 2012
European Union Honored with the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize
The 27-nation European Union won the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, for the "advancement of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe." This award stands in contrast with increasingly deep rifts and tensions in the Eurozone over issues like the debt crisis, high unemployent and austerity measures. Jeff Brown reports.
Oct. 12, 2012
Why Did the European Union Win the Nobel Peace Prize?
The European Union, which struggled for the past few years to keep afloat its members in financial straits, received a flash of recognition Friday when it won the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.
Oct. 12, 2012
European Union: Key Moments
We take a look back at key moments of the European Union, which won the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.
Oct. 1, 2012
In 'Half the Sky,' Transforming Limitations on Women's Opportunities Worldwide
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says in some global conflicts men have turned "women's bodies into weapons of war." Jeffrey Brown talks to Kristof and his wife and "Half the Sky" co-author Sheryl WuDunn about violence and survival in the new documentary based on their book.
Oct. 1, 2012
Meet Agnes: Orphan, Student, Survivor of Sexual Violence in Sierra Leone
Watch one girl's long road from abuse to survival, school and safety in Sierra Leone in the documentary "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" Oct. 1-2 on PBS.
Sept. 27, 2012
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Urges U.N. to Halt Iran's Nuclear Program
At the 2012 U.N. General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the hour was "getting late" to stop Iran from succeeding in its development of nuclear weapons. Netanyahu urged the U.N. to take decisive action against Iran's nuclear program. Judy Woodruff reports.
Sept. 25, 2012
At U.N., President Obama Delivers 'Tough Love Speech,' Condemns Violent Protests
In addressing the 2012 United Nations General Assembly, President Obama condemned 'mindless violence' in anti-American protests, said Syrian President Assad's regime must end and affirmed support for new democracies that rose from the Arab Spring. Judy Woodruff talks to Margaret Warner for reaction on the president's remarks.
Sept. 25, 2012
U.N. General Assembly 2012: Speeches, Meetings and More
Find photos, speeches, video and background in our blog of the U.N. General Assembly, where more than 120 world leaders and envoys met in New York City.
Sept. 24, 2012
Debate Likely on Syria and Iran's Nuclear Program at 2012 U.N. General Assembly
As leaders from more than 120 countries arrive in New York for the 2012 U.N. General Assembly, it is likely that discussion will center on addressing the Syrian civil war and the progression of Iran's nuclear program. Gwen Ifill talks to NewsHour senior correspondent Margaret Warner for more on what to expect.
Sept. 24, 2012
5 Things to Watch for at the 2012 U.N. General Assembly
When more than 120 world leaders and envoys meet at the United Nations this week, they are expected to discuss the deteriorating situation in Syria and tensions over a nuclear Iran, but not much "substantive diplomacy" is expected. We've rounded up some things to look for this year.
Sept. 18, 2012
Kofi Annan on 40 Years Trying to End War, Promote Peace at the United Nations
Kofi Annan has worked for more than 40 years at the United Nations trying to bring the international community together to resolve conflict, suffering and violence. Jeff Brown talks to Annan about his work at the U.N., his role promoting peace in Syria and his new book, "Inventions: A Life in War and Peace."
Aug. 21, 2012
Paralympic Athletes Go for Gold in 'Medal Quest'
The Olympics are over but there's another huge sporting event that will also soon start in London. 4,000 athletes from 150 countries will compete at the London Paralympic Games, which open on August 29. Our partners at WGBH have been following the athletes as they train for the event this summer.
Aug. 3, 2012
Syrian Conflict Takes a Toll on Refugees -- and the Military
While fighting rages between government and rebel forces in Syria, and the international community debates what to do about the conflict, Syrian refugees are just trying to survive and make their lives as normal as possible away from home.
July 26, 2012
From the NewsHour Archives: For Romney, Olympics 'Affirm Humanity'
In our tape library, NewsHour uncovered an interview with Mitt Romney from just a few days before the 2002 Winter Games, in which the future Republican nominee reflected on the strife of preparing for an Olympics just one year after the Sept. 11 attacks.
July 19, 2012
Three Questions About Syria
Where is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad? Will Syria use chemical weapons? And where do things stand diplomatically?
July 11, 2012
USAID Official Responds to Criticism of Money Spent in Afghanistan
An international donors' conference in Tokyo over the weekend highlighted the continued demands on Afghanistan to end corruption in the government and more carefully oversee how funding is disbursed.
July 4, 2012
News Wrap: Five Soldiers Wounded in Afghan Attack at NATO Base
In other news Wednesday, NATO officials reported that a man wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire outside a base in the country's eastern Wardak Province, wounding five U.S. service members. Also, in Mali, some of the country's most prized artifacts and relics were in the process of being destroyed by Muslim extremists.
July 3, 2012
IMF Warns of 'Tepid' U.S. Recovery, Offers Policy Advice
Judy Woodruff talks to Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, which today released its annual report and offered recommendations to President Obama and Washington. They discuss the IMF recommendations, the U.S. debt, and what's at stake if the U.S. fails to heed the advice.
July 3, 2012
IMF Head Lagarde Warns U.S. Lawmakers on Spending and Taxes
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned both Republicans and Democrats Tuesday they likely need to come up with better solutions for dealing with the so-called "fiscal cliff" facing America after the election.
June 29, 2012
EU Ambassador on Debt Crisis Deal: 'Major Step Forward'
EU Ambassador to the United States Joao Vale de Almeida told Jeffrey Brown an agreement among eurozone nations that includes creating a bank rescue fund is a "major step forward" in solving the region's debt crisis.
June 21, 2012
At Euro 2012, Germany and Greece Face Off in Battle of the Eurozone
When mighty Germany meets debt-ridden Greece in soccer's European championship quarterfinal on Friday, it will be hard to ignore the symbolism through which many will view the match. Jeffrey Brown speaks with longtime soccer analyst Tommy Smyth about the mood ahead of the clash.
May 29, 2012
News Wrap: al-Qaida's No. 2 Afghan Killed in Airstrike, NATO Says
In other news Tuesday, al-Qaida's Sakhr al-Taifi has been killed in a NATO airstrike, according to alliance officials. He had commanded foreign militants in Afghanistan. Also, search teams dug into new piles of rubble in northern Italy after a second earthquake struck in less than two weeks, killing at least 16 people.
May 21, 2012
After NATO Leaves, Will Afghan Forces Be Ready?
Judy Woodruff speaks with former Ambassador to the European Union James Dobbins and retired Col. David Lamm about NATO's exit plans coming out of this week's summit in Chicago and whether Afghan forces are ready to absorb security responsibilities once most foreign troops leave in 2014.
May 21, 2012
Obama Stresses Afghan Stability and Exit Plan at NATO Summit
At the NATO Summit Monday, President Obama emphasized the importance of a stable Afghanistan, and of phasing out most foreign forces by the 2014 deadline. Judy Woodruff reports.
May 21, 2012
NATO Tensions: Inside and Outside
As world leaders struggle to work out details of an exit strategy from Afghanistan, police pushed back hundreds of protesters who were trying to reach the site of the NATO summit in Chicago this week.
May 21, 2012
NATO Summit Struggles
President Obama sought continued military and monetary support for the mission in Afghanistan at the NATO summit in Chicago in May 2012, as protesters sparred with police outside the site.
May 18, 2012
News Wrap: Greece Uncertainty, Austerity Top Agenda at G-8 Summit
In other news Friday, leaders of some of the world's largest economies began gathering at Camp David in Maryland for the G-8 summit. Also, German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested Greece hold a referendum on staying in the eurozone, according to a spokesman for Greece's caretaker government.
May 15, 2012
5 Things to Look for at Upcoming NATO and G8 Summits
When world leaders gather this weekend at the NATO and Group of Eight summits, they have two major items on the table -- wrapping up the Afghan war and handling Europe's financial crisis. So what are the signs that they will make any progress?
April 20, 2012
IMF's Lagarde: Global Economy Sees 'Dark Clouds on the Horizon'
As questions grow about the stability of the worldwide economy now that there are more troubling signs in Europe and mixed reports in the United States, the International Monetary Fund announced the 20 leading industrial and emerging nations have pledged $430 billion to help deal with Europe's problems. Judy Woodruff reports.
April 16, 2012
In Afghanistan, Karzai Blames NATO Intelligence After Insurgent Attacks
Guns fell silent Monday in Kabul as an 18-hour assault by militants finally came to an end when Afghan forces and coalition helicopters overpowered the remaining insurgents. President Hamid Karzai called for an investigation and blamed what he called "an intelligence failure for us and especially NATO." Jeffrey Brown reports.
March 12, 2012
Shootings Renew Debate over U.S., NATO Presence in Afghanistan
On Sunday, an American Army staff sergeant allegedly left his base in southern Afghanistan, went into homes in a nearby village, and shot and killed at least 16 people including women and children. The soldier, now in U.S. custody, is under investigation. We've compiled some reaction and resources.
March 6, 2012
While Iran Dominates the Headlines, Palestinian Issue Is Big Topic at AIPAC
The major storyline coming out of this week's AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C., was the possibility of war with Iran. But in the much smaller breakout sessions, seminars and panel discussions, there was far more talk about Palestinians and the all-but-dead peace process.
March 1, 2012
In Syria, Aid Groups Look for Breaks in Fighting to Deliver Supplies
As the International Committee of the Red Cross' appeal for a daily two-hour ceasefire in the most volatile parts of Syria goes unanswered, the local volunteers and staff of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent continue to try to bring much-needed supplies to the bombarded areas.
Feb. 16, 2012
Chronic Malnutrition a 'Hidden Crisis'
About 2 million children who are malnourished die each year worldwide, according to a United Nations estimate. Yet aid organizations say it's tough to attract attention to the issue of chronic malnutrition in a preventative way -- before it becomes severe and life-threatening.
Feb. 13, 2012
News Wrap: NATO Says Afghanistan Airstrike May Have Mistakenly Killed 8 Boys
In other news Monday, Syrian rebels pushed back against government tanks in the town of Rastan as the uprising moved toward open warfare. In Afghanistan, NATO acknowledged an airstrike may have accidentally killed eight boys last week.
Jan. 30, 2012
At EU Summit, a New Focus on Growth, Not Just Austerity
Margaret Warner speaks with Jeffrey Brown from the European Union summit in Brussels, where there's a new emphasis on the need for growth, not just austerity measures, to keep the continent from facing another recession.
Jan. 30, 2012
A Bronx Cheer in Brussels for EU Austerity
As the 27 European Union leaders gather here for a summit on the continent's debt crisis, the city is a snarl of blocked roadways, stalled trains and buses, and many shuttered schools and shops.
Jan. 27, 2012
World Remembers Holocaust 67 Years After Auschwitz Freed
On Jan. 27, 1945, Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz -- a sprawling complex containing 48 labor and extermination camps. In 2005, the U.N. Security Council designated Jan. 27 an international day of remembering the Holocaust's millions of victims. View some of the events and memorials in our slide show.
Jan. 18, 2012
Are U.S., Iran Headed Toward War?
In the salons of foreign policy wonks in Washington and New York, a fast and furious debate is raging over whether the United States or its allies should launch a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.