Last updated 2:46AM ET
March 8, 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.
Malaysia Airlines plane vanishes A search begins in waters between Malaysia and Vietnam after a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 239 people vanishes on a flight to Beijing.
Russian warns US against sanctions Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns the US not to take "hasty steps" over the Ukraine crisis, as tensions remain high in Crimea.
Etherington wins downhill silver for GB Britain's Jade Etherington wins silver in the women's visually impaired downhill at the Sochi Winter Paralympics.
The view from the ground in Simferopol
The BBC's Natalia Antelava on the mood at the Crimean markets
What partying taught Andrew W.K. about money
"Money spent on getting wasted is never wasted."
Some employers shift 401(k) matches
Employees could lose money if their company contributes only once a year