Jordan Tests Coalition Against ISIS With Offer To Negotiate
Robert Siegel talks to Rula Al Hroob, member of the Jordanian Parliament, about how people in Jordan feel about a prisoner exchange for a pilot captured by ISIS in Syria.
Jordan Considers Handing Over Prisoner For Hostage Pilot
The Jordanian government says it might trade a notorious attempted suicide bomber for a pilot being held by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.
Where Is All That Excess Oil Going?
Oil prices are low because there's too much on the market. That extra oil has to be stored somewhere. A lot of it is sitting on ships at sea, with traders hoping the price will go up soon.
Live, From Iceland: It's A Hamburger
They call it "The last McDonald's hamburger in Iceland." Purchased more than five years ago, it has been displayed in the Na­tional Museum of Iceland. Now it has its own webcam.
India Grows, Russia Shrinks: Mapping Countries By Population
A cartogram posted on Reddit shows what the world looks like if you scale countries by their population. Watch out China! India is catching up with you.
China Continues To Push The (Fake) Envelope
A fake bank in Nanjing bilked customers out of nearly $33 million. With trappings of a real bank, like security guards and LED screens, it fooled depositors attracted by higher interest rates.
2 Israeli Soldiers Killed In Attack Near Lebanese Border
Hezbollah took responsibility for the attack and Israel returned fire, in one of the most serious flare ups of a long-running confrontation.
Mr. Taxi Driver, You Are GOING TOO FAST!!!!
Kenya's passenger vans have a reputation for getting into deadly crashes. A new campaign has cut the accident rate with a simple intervention: stickers that urge riders to speak up.
Smithsonian In Talks Over London Outpost — Its First Overseas
If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London's Olympic Park.
New Anti-Austerity Party Gathers Support In Spain
Following the success of the Syriza party in Greece, another populist anti-austerity party is topping political polls in Spain, and could win power in elections this fall.
Fighting Intensifies In Eastern Ukraine
Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine appear to have started an offensive aimed at grabbing more territory. Meanwhile, the U.S. has announced new financial support to the government in Kiev.
Singing The Blues, A U.S. Envoy Hopes To Boost Ties With Ecuador
In South America, left-wing governments hostile to the U.S. are tossing out diplomats or shunning them entirely. In Ecuador, U.S. Ambassador Adam Namm is using music to do something about it.
Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?
A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.
Group Urges Swedes To Evade Subway Fares, And Even Insures Against Fines
Fare-dodging in Stockholm's system has become a movement, and the group's members don't try to hide what they're doing — in fact, they advertise it.
For Dollars Donated To Vaccine Campaigns, Norway Wears The Crown
Donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hit $7.5 billion. The UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were the most generous dollar-wise. Norway is the per capita champ.