Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced he is resigning after tough bailout negotiations, paving the way for snap elections. Judy Woodruff speaks to John Psaropoulos, a blogger for thenewathenian.com. Continue reading
As I stand on this windswept bit of Orkney looking down at the Ness of Brodgar dig site, there’s a salty sea loch to my left, a freshwater loch to my right, and standing stones in front of and behind me. I can perfectly imagine why in 3,300 BC people might have flocked to this unique spot – this vast complex of buildings that was used for 1,000 years. Continue reading
In our news wrap Wednesday, Thai authorities issued a warrant for a man in a yellow shirt suspected in a deadly bombing at a shrine. He is now believed to have acted as part of a network. Also, two more attacks added to a growing wave of violence in Turkey. In one case, at least eight soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing by Kurdish rebels. Continue reading
For world-renowned scholar Khaled al-Assad, the ancient site of Palmyra was his home and his life. Then the Islamic State came for him, wanting to know where valuable artifacts from the site had been hidden. The 81-year-old, who didn’t give up the secret, was beheaded and his body left hanging. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading
Archaeologist Khaled al-Assad was an iconic figure associated with the study of the ancient cultural site of Palmyra in Syria. In the wake of Assad’s murder at the hands of the Islamic State, Amr Al Azm of Shawnee State University joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his legacy, as well as the militant group’s systematic exploitation of antiquities for propaganda and cash. Continue reading
Every five years, as many as 600 ships navigate around the canal for a five-day festival in order to showcase and celebrate Netherland’s history of seafaring and ports. The event, called SAIL Amsterdam, started in 1975 and boasts of being Netherland’s largest public event and the world’s largest free nautical event.
When Doctors Without Borders called nurse Kim Federici to join their forces fighting Ebola in spring 2014, she answered without reservation. Continue reading
When photojournalist Danielle Villasana first met Tamara in the spring of 2013, she had no idea where their friendship would lead. Continue reading