Since world leaders and celebrities showed their support for the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign last spring, what has become of efforts to find and return the young female mass kidnapping victims of Boko Haram? Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports that many in Nigeria have lost interest in their fate, but a dedicated group keeps vigil. Continue reading
Slum Dwellers International, an advocacy organization started in India, has had success rallying large numbers of marginalized people to push for their rights and get basic amenities like toilets, electricity and permanent shelter. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro talks with founder Jockin Arputham about his lifelong calling to improve living conditions and empower communities. Continue reading
Studying ancient ceramics shows that social networking and skill-sharing helped pre-Columbian civilizations survive longer. Continue reading
Malaysia’s opposition leader on Tuesday began a five-year prison sentence after the country’s top court unanimously upheld a conviction that he sodomized a political aide, a ruling that effectively wiped out the gravest threat to the ruling party and drew criticism from human rights activists around the world. Continue reading
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — In recent weeks, from Israel to Europe to the United States, civic and religious leaders and a cluster of survivors, have commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day and this year the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps. Thousands of miles away, in the Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia, every day can be a holocaust remembrance day. Continue reading
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with President Obama to discuss how to defuse fighting on the Ukrainian border. While Merkel has warned that adding more weapons to the equation would simply escalate the war, Obama said arming Ukrainian forces will remain on the table for the U.S. since Russia is arming the rebels. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading
President Obama and Germany’s leader Angela Merkel showed unity in their support for an end to fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, but there have been signs of a rift over whether to send arms to the Ukrainian government. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss what the president may do and the relationship between the two leaders. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The U.S. has designated a German citizen as a global terrorist for fighting for the Islamic State.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are trying for a public display of unity despite a potential split over arming Ukrainian fighters to wage a more effective battle against Russian-backed separatists.