That electronic gadget you’re using to listen to this story? Chances are, it’s connected to the war in Congo. It’s a long journey from here to there, and it’s complicated. But lawmakers in the U.S. want to leverage our consumer power to bring change to the Congo. The question is: Do they stand a chance of making a difference?
Here are today’s top reads about the U.S. from the global press. FBI releases photos of men wanted for questioning in connection with deadly Benghazi attack. Bolivia’s president expels U.S. aid agency after comments by John Kerry. China’s new ambassador warns U.S. about meddling in territorial dispute with Japan over uninhabited islands.
Here are our top picks for stories that feature what the world is saying about the U.S. today. Thais raise questions about a CIA-run torture facility on Thai soil between 2001 and 2003. The unique plight of aging, isolated Arab women in the U.S. And a former Bush official gives 4 to 1 odds that Obama will green light the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
As the manhunt for the escaped Boston Marathon bomber continues, the world reacts to the aftermath of an attack that killed three people and injured more than 180. We bring you stories from Russia, Israel and Canada.
In the wake of the revelation that the Boston marathon suspects are believed to originally come from Chechnya, we’ve put together some background materials on the region and its troubled past and present.