Melinda Gates On Philanthropy

February 12, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $27 billion to reduce poverty and disease around the world. Melinda Gates on the foundation's philanthropic efforts and why she's passionate about supporting women and girls.

Friday News Roundup - International

February 7, 2014

The U.S. agrees to limit drone strikes in Pakistan. A U.N. panel criticizes the Vatican over child sex abuse. And the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi. A panel of journalists join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Security And Human Rights At The Sochi Winter Olympics

Security And Human Rights At The Sochi Winter Olympics

February 6, 2014

The Winter Olympics begin Friday in Sochi. While Russia hopes to showcase the country’s power and beauty, the games also highlight problems like the threat of terrorism, corruption and anti-gay laws.

Geoff Dyer: "The Contest Of The Century"

Geoff Dyer: "The Contest Of The Century"

February 5, 2014

For years, China has been driven by one thing: growing its economy. Now the country looks to translate its economic might into global influence. In “The Contest of the Century,” journalist Geoff Dyer describes China’s push into international politics and explains why the United States is in a strong position to come out on top.

Environmental Outlook: Controversy Over Dolphin Hunting In Japan

February 4, 2014

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy recently made news when she called dolphin hunting in Japan “inhumane.” The Japanese government says it’s part of the nation’s tradition. For this month's Environmental Outlook: controversy over killing dolphins in Japan.

Roddy Doyle: "The Guts"

Roddy Doyle: "The Guts"

February 3, 2014

Irish author Roddy Doyle's first novel "The Commitments" was about lower class Dublin. Now, 27 years later, he's back with a follow up to the best-seller. Roddy Doyle on returning to his earliest work.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 31, 2014

Ukraine's prime minister and cabinet both amid continued unrest. The trial of former President Mohamed Morsi begins in Egypt. And Syria talks wind down in Switzerland.

Angelique Kidjo: "Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music"

January 28, 2014

Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning musician and UNICEF ambassador. The singer-songwriter on celebrating her African roots in word and song.

The Dangers Of Shipping Crude Oil By Rail And Calls For New Safety Rules

January 27, 2014

Shipping crude oil by rail increased sharply in the past decade and the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended stricter safeguards. What new safety rules could mean for industry, population centers and the Keystone XL pipeline.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 24, 2014

Syrian peace talks open in Switzerland with harsh exchanges from both sides. Political unrest in Ukraine turns deadly as authorities limit protests. And 13 men are arrested for a gang rape in Bengal, India.

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