June 29, 2012 The former Mexico City mayor narrowly lost the presidency in 2006. This time he's telling voters he'll create opportunities and stop corruption. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's supporters see him as the best hope in Sunday's election against the front-runner, PRI's Enrique Pena Nieto. But critics of his policies are less kind.
June 28, 2012 Since a massive earthquake and tsunami led to the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear reactors just over a year ago, Japan has closed all of its nuclear power plants. Despite public opposition, Japan has announced it will restart two of them by the end of July, ahead of summer's increased power demand.
June 27, 2012 Europe's leaders are gathering in Brussels to salvage the euro and work toward a tighter fiscal union. But coming together also requires a tough trade-off for each country: surrendering significant control of the national budget for greater economic stability.
June 27, 2012 A Japanese beer foaming machine aims to keep beer cold for up to 30 minutes without watering it down. Unfortunately, it won't be available at your next happy hour, unless you're at a selected bar in Japan.
June 27, 2012 The peace plan clearly isn't being implemented, says the U.N.'s deputy envoy for Syria, Jean-Marie Guehenno. Meanwhile, the U.N. says most evidence points at the Assad regime for last month's massacre in Houla.
June 27, 2012 When Queen Elizabeth II met Martin McGuinness today in Belfast, it underscored how much has changed since the long conflict that claimed more than 3,500 lives.
June 27, 2012 The victory of the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate in Egypt's presidential election has Mideast analyst Aaron David Miller reflecting on that country's revolution last year. For two decades, he advised six secretaries of state on U.S. policy toward the Middle East. Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep asked Miller if the shift in Egyptian politics resulted in any real change.