Iran And Israel Go To Battle ... Over Denim (Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:10:00 -0400) Elections may be less than free, and some music may be banned. But Iranians do wear jeans, in contrast to remarks by Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu. An onslaught of photos and comments posted online proves the Iranians' point.
Asian Allies' Anxieties Rise Amid Washington Paralysis (Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:36:00 -0400) President Obama cancelled a planned trip to Asia this week to deal with the political crisis at home. That's disappointed ??? even worried ??? some of America's friends in the region who are counting on the United States to stand up to an increasingly assertive China.
Declassified Documents Shed New Light On 40-Year-Old War (Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:20:12 -0400) Robert Siegel speaks to Ehud Yaari, an International Fellow with the Washington Institute, about recently declassified documents pertaining to the 40th anniversary of the 1973 war between Israel and Egypt.
Study: U.S. Adults Below Average In Literacy, Basic Math (Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0400) Japan and Finland ranked at the top in most areas of the OECD study of 22 countries, while Italy and Spain consistently scored at the bottom.
Translating Iranian Dealings, One President At A Time (Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:54:00 -0400) Diplomatic dealings can get pretty tense ??? especially when it comes to the U.S. and Iran. So what's it like being in the middle of it all? Host Michel Martin speaks with Banafsheh Kenyoush, who has translated for four Iranian presidents, about bridging the gap between language and cultures.
Obama's Absence At Asia Summit Seen Hurting U.S. Trade (Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:59:00 -0400) Many U.S. companies were hoping President Obama would be able to push for more open trade in Asia. But because of the U.S. government shutdown, he was a no show at the Asia-Pacific summit in Indonesia. The budget crisis in Washington is distracting from other trade initiatives as well, analysts say.
North Korea Has Restarted Nuclear Reactor, South Korea Says (Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:16:00 -0400) South Korean officials say they have confirmed the North has restarted a nuclear reactor that had been shut down in 2007. In April, North Korea said it would restart the reactor to supply its nuclear weapons program.