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  • April 13, 2012  

    In other news Friday, demonstrators poured into the streets in Syria, testing the regime’s commitment to a U.N.-brokered cease-fire. In Egypt, more than 10,000 people amassed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, protesting the newly launched presidential campaign of Hosni Mubarak’s former spy chief, Omar Suleiman. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    As President Obama joins the weekend Summit of the Americas in Colombia, he may hear renewed calls to legalize some drugs. Ray Suarez gets two views from Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance and Ray Walser of the Heritage Foundation. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012    

    Foreign journalists were allowed inside North Korea’s satellite control and command center in Pyongyang on Wednesday. North Korea’s long-range ballistic missile broke apart minutes after its launch early Friday, according to the Associated Press. The rocket apparently flew 75 miles … Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012  

    After months of heavy fighting and government gunfire, Syria appears “relatively quiet,” according to U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan. Annan had brokered the U.N.-backed cease-fire agreement that went into effect early Thursday. Neil Connery of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012  

    As the shelling seemed to soften on the streets of Syria in time for Thursday’s cease-fire deadline, Russia and China joined the United States in urging the speedy dispatch of U.N. observers, assuming the truce holds. Margaret Warner updates the crisis with Time Magazine’s Rania Abouzeid, reporting from Beirut. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012    

    *Jim Ridgley checks his rain gauge outside his house in Frederick, Md. Photo by Rebecca Jacobson.* Inside Jim Ridgley’s living room in Frederick, Md., the fire station scanner chatters nonstop and the AM radio buzzes with weather reports. A hand-held … Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012  

    As North Korea gears up to launch a ballistic missile topped with what it says is a communication satellite, its regime — one of the most secretive and belligerent — continued its succession process Wednesday with new leader Kim Jong-un bolstering his power by gaining another title. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012  

    North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive and belligerent regimes, is gearing up to launch a missile topped with what it says is a communication satellite. Judy Woodruff and John Isaacs of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation discuss the regime’s hopes of an image boost and other possible launch outcomes. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012  

    Part of a partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports from the West African nation of Ivory Coast and explains how committees set up to maintain access to water are helping bring together communities divided along ethnic lines and plagued by the unrest of a civil war. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012  

    China has tried to clamp down on Internet discussions and move beyond a scandal surrounding the once-powerful political leader Bo Xilai, who was removed from the ruling Communist Party’s Politburo while his wife was named the main suspect in the murder of a British businessman. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading