In the past decade or so, China, via its vast network of state-run companies, has brought a development blitz to Laos.
Many a tourist to Italy has relished the country's famous pizza. But could that pizza be dangerous? An Italian TV news report says so — but the pizza industry is crying foul. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
Paul C. Lo and his family came to America from Laos in the 1970s as part of a huge wave of Hmong refugees — ethnic villagers pushed out of Laos by communist forces during the Vietnam War. Lo, who is now 45 years old, was recently named the first Hmong American judge in US history.
If you know the five countries that still call themselves communist, can you say which one is hewing most closely to Marxist principles?
Laotian authorities sent back a group of teenage North Korean defectors en route to South Korea. Many of the teenagers were orphans known in Korea as 'wandering swallows.'
Thailand's work force is comprised of a large number of migrant workers, some of whom are in the country illegally. But for those who can prove they're in the country legally, they're set to get a raise, as well as access to government benefits.
e look back on the life and death of Lia Lee, the daughter of Hmong refugees immortalized in the best-selling book "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down." Host Marco Werman talks with author Anne Fadiman.
China's propaganda ministry has long been an active controller of public messages in the Communist country. But nowadays, with greater access to the Internet and skepticism running high, the propaganda ministry is stepping up its efforts, but trying to be more unseen in what it does.
The United States had detonated millions, if not billions, of tons or ordnance in training and in combat since the dawn of air warfare. They've been dropped from Europe to Asia, from Africa to the Pacific islands. Now, Air Force Lt. Col. Jenns Robertson (Ret.) is trying to document each of those bombs.