The first ever case of Ebola in the U.S. has been diagnosed in Dallas.
Parts of Hong Kong came to a standstill for a fifth day, with no sign that pro-democracy, student-led demonstrations will stop anytime soon. Lucy Watson of Independent Television News reports on the enthusiasm of the growing crowds and the question of what authorities will do in response. Continue reading
The blurred lines between Chinese authority and Hong Kong’s autonomy has set off pro-democracy demonstrations by protesters who don’t seem to be backing down. Judy Woodruff talks to Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group about what provoked these protests, how they have challenged Chinese President Xi Jinping and how authorities are likely to respond. Continue reading
The United States and Afghanistan signed a bilateral security agreement, after months of uncertainty over what happens when the U.S.-led international mission officially ends at the end of the year. The deal will allow U.S. and NATO troops to carry out counterterrorism missions and support Afghan forces. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading
After months of waiting through a contested election, the U.S. has settled with Afghanistan’s new leadership on a security agreement for the transition toward Afghan security self-reliance. Former State Department official Barnett Rubin talks to Jeffrey Brown about whether President Ashraf Ghani will prove a reliable ally, as well as what we’ve learned from American involvement in Afghanistan. Continue reading
In Japan, Saturday’s surprise eruption of Mt. Ontake killed at least 36 people and covered the mountain in thick smoke and piles of ash. Since then, rescue efforts have been hampered by toxic gases and fears of another eruption. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien and NASA’s Thomas Wagner join Judy Woodruff to discuss the difficulty of predicting volcanic eruptions. Continue reading
Heads of state from more than 120 countries met Sept. 24-30 at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City to discuss climate change, the needs of Syrian refugees and the unprecedented spread of the Ebola virus. You can view some of the highlights in this blog. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that “it is time to set a new agenda” between their countries, addressing concerns that the world’s two largest democracies have grown apart. Continue reading