Ethnic killings and mass displacement of people are threatening to break the fragile peace agreement between the North and South in Sudan. Just three weeks before the South formally secedes from the North, violence in two border regions have raised fears about the outbreak of another bloody conflict in Sudan. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ambassador Princeton Lyman, U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, about the recent outbreak of violence in the regions of Abyei and Kordofan and America's role in resolving the conflicts.
The U.S., the African Union and the United Nations are struggling to stop the violence in two border regions between North and South Sudan as mass killings and unrest are raising fears of another humanitarian crisis. Just three weeks before southern Sudan officially secedes from the North, some residents have been fleeing their homes by the thousands. To learn more about the unrest in Sudan, host Michel Martin speaks with
"Today, I am humbled to announce that after 25 years of service to our country, I am retiring from the United States Navy and leaving NASA, effective Oct. 1," Navy Capt. Mark Kelly just wrote on his Facebook page.
Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), adds that:
In any democracy, governments can lose power following a popular vote. But under the parliamentary system, governments can vote to strip themselves of power.
That's the dynamic behind Tuesday's confidence vote in Greece. In order to keep bailout money coming in from other European countries and avoid default, the Greek parliament has to approve an austerity package that includes tax increases, wage cuts and the sale of some $70 billion worth of government assets.
Thousands of people swarmed over at the ancient rock formation of Stonehenge on Tuesday to celebrate the dawn of the summer solstice — the longest day of the year.
More than 18,000 neo-pagans, new agers and curious visitors shouted and banged drums and tambourines at the Stonehenge circle, a group of giant bounders in the middle of an English field, even though clouds blocked out the sunrise at 4:52 a.m. local time.
Based on an advance text of Jon Huntsman's kick off speech for his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, he plans to take the high road to the White House.
In the first speech of his official presidential campaign, Huntsman declared he would disagree with President Obama, the Democrat in the White House, as well his fellow Republicans competing to oust the president, without demonizing them.
The former Utah governor also offers a dual vision of America — one of a dire future, the other more upbeat.