Last updated 7:08AM ET
March 10, 2014
PRI's The World: 03/07/2014 Carnival wraps up in Brazil this weekend. This year, some in Rio are using the parties and parades to protest government spending on the upcoming soccer World Cup. And, our Geo Quiz asks which European country recently got a new prime minister, who then named an equal number of women and men to his cabinet? Also, we catch up with Suzanne Massie, who from 1984 to 19878 advised President Ronald Reagan on the Russian world view.
PRI's The World: 03/06/2014 Crimea's parliament says it wants to split from Ukraine and join join Russia. And it's putting the issue to a vote in 10 days. Also, a look at how energy supply, demand and transport are playing into the geo-politics of the current crisis in Ukraine. Plus, the State Department has confirmed that the movements of Syria's ambassador to the United Nations are restricted to a 25-mile radius.
PRI's The World: 03/05/2014 The crisis in Ukraine causes a high school in Canada to call off its annual trip that's been part of a long running exchange program. And what happens when hip-hop collides with the war on terrorism? Also, the upside of failure: a new exhibit in Dublin showcases spectacular human failures that ultimately led to great success.
Missing Malaysia jet 'a mystery' The fate of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 remains "a mystery", says Malaysia's civil aviation chief, with hijacking not ruled out.
Syria rebels free kidnapped nuns A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula arrive back in Damascus.
Bayern boss Hoeness in tax trial Uli Hoeness, president of European football champions Bayern Munich, goes on trial accused of avoiding more than 3.5m euros (£2.9m) in tax.
SXSW: Snowden Speech Has Conference Buzzing, Congressman Stewing Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden will take questions from South By Southwest conference goers via videoconference Monday. A Kansas congressman wants SXSW to rescind the invitation.
Kentucky Southern Baptists Draw Crowds With Gun Giveaways The Kentucky Baptist Convention has found a surefire way for getting people through church doors: free guns. The church raffle events combine dinner, sermons and a Second Amendment message.
Big Investors Boosting Home Prices, And Not Everyone's Pleased Private equity firms have been snapping up properties in many areas hit hard by the recession. Some analysts are worried those bulk purchases will leave middle-class buyers out in the cold.