PRI's The World: 12/06/2013The passing of an icon: tributes from all over the globe are paid to Nelson Mandela from students in Cape Town to restaurant-goers in Brooklyn. Exploring Mandela's impact on education policy, the battle against AIDS, and the lessons of his actions for resolving conflicts from Nigeria to Syria.
PRI's The World: 12/05/2013South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa's president says. Mandela, 95, led South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.
PRI's The World: 12/04/2013Why Russians put up with widespread government surveillance. How security experts try to stay one step ahead of al-Qaeda bombmakers. And World Cup soccer gets a new ball.
Today is the deadline for Switzerland's private banks to decide whether to cooperate with U.S. demands to combat tax evasion by handing over client information -- a move that would finally end the long tradition of banking secrecy.