Millions of Asians are traveling home to celebrate the weeks-long Lunar New Year, but are they ringing in the Year of the Sheep or the Goat? Continue reading
WASHINGTON — In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn’t: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.
In our news wrap Wednesday, a UN report found that civilian deaths and injuries in Afghanistan rose by 22 percent last year. It also said more Afghans died in battles between the Taliban and government forces than from bombs, unlike previous years. Also, a Southern deep freeze caused ice-coated branches to take down power lines, leaving 250,000 people in the dark. Continue reading
The cease-fire between Ukraine and Russia seemed in danger of unraveling after Russian-backed separatists forced thousands of Ukrainian troops to withdraw from the strategic town of Debaltseve. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appealed to international community to respond. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports from Ukraine. Continue reading
The loss of the key hub town Debaltseve to Russian-backed separatists is a significant strategic and morale setback for Ukraine. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss potential response to the latest military action. Continue reading
China’s spring festival, Chunyun, began earlier this month and people are on the move. Billions of them. Continue reading
With growing concern over global extremism, the question of how to counter and prevent radicalization is the focus of a three-day summit at the White House. Judy Woodruff talks to Zainab Al-Suwaij of the American Islamic Congress and Matthew Levitt of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy about tailoring strategies to American communities. Continue reading
Photojournalist Lynsey Addario has traveled the world, capturing images of war, famine, brutality and displacement, from Darfur to Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. She joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss her career, how she managed her fear and a new memoir, “It’s What I Do.” Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The president of Liberia will visit the United States later this month, her first trip to the country since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.