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  • May 18, 2012  

    President Obama outlined Friday a private-public partnership to work on global poverty issues ahead of the Group of Eight summit in Camp David this weekend. Ray Suarez and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah discuss the initiative to lift millions out of poverty and hunger through farming partnerships. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2012  

    From Thailand, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one social entrepreneur’s efforts to combat hardships and instill a new way of thinking in the rural regions of the relatively prosperous country. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, questions kept coming about the future of the eurozone. By all accounts, money was flowing out of Greece where far-left leaders are agitating to break a bailout agreement and end austerity measures. Also, a fight over solar panels flared into the open between the U.S. and China. Continue reading

  • May 16, 2012    

    Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes on Oct. 13, 2008. Photo by Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/GettyImages. Carlos Fuentes had aged so beautifully you might have subconsciously assumed he would live forever, like a character in a Latin American novel. He moved easily through the … Continue reading

  • May 16, 2012    

    From Aleksandr Pushkin to Aleksandr Griboyedov, there is a long history in Russia of writers confronting government authority. Last weekend, the tradition continued when a group of 12 well-known authors drew a crowd of around 10,000 to follow them on a “controlled walk” between statues of the two Aleksandrs in downtown Moscow.
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  • May 16, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, Greece appointed an interim government as it struggled to escape a deepening political crisis. The country faces new elections on June 17. Also, former Liberian President Charles Taylor offered no apologies at a U.N. tribunal for fomenting civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone in the late 1990s. Continue reading

  • May 16, 2012  

    After more than 15 years on the run, Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic — once one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives — finally went on trial before an international court Wednesday. Mladic faces 11 charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes tied to the Bosnian Civil War in the 1990s. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • May 16, 2012  

    Facing 11 counts of genocide and crimes against humanity, Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic finally went before an international court Wednesday after more than 15 years on the run. Jeffrey Brown and Michael Dobbs of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum discuss the case and Mladic’s war crimes charges tied to the Bosnian civil war. Continue reading

  • May 16, 2012  

    Carlos Fuentes was a prolific writer — penning novels, essays, newspaper articles, even an opera. Recognized as one of Latin America’s greatest literary figures, Fuentes brought stories from Mexico to the world stage. He died Tuesday at age 83. Ray Suarez and Ilan Stavans of Amherst College discuss the impact of Fuentes’ work. Continue reading

  • May 15, 2012    

    When world leaders gather this weekend at the NATO and Group of Eight summits, they have two major items on the table — wrapping up the Afghan war and handling Europe’s financial crisis. So what are the signs that they will make any progress? Continue reading