May 20, 2013 — The 1,200-year-old European pilgrimage route known as the Way of St. James is undergoing a revival. Tens of thousands of people are walking across France to the Spanish coastal city of Santiago de Compostela, and the relics of St. James. Once a religious affair, it's now a cultural and social phenomenon as well.
May 20, 2013 — What do you do when you can't openly wage a campaign for the presidency? Some Iranians inside and outside the country have turned to the heroine of an online graphic novel who has embarked on a virtual campaign.
May 20, 2013 — The former Royal Navy flagship fell victim to a 2010 defense review that recommended scrapping the vessel and selling its Harrier jump jets.
May 20, 2013 — Later this week President Obama is expected to give a major address on counterterrorism; the closing of Guantanamo Bay prison could figure prominently in his address. The president promised to close the facility back in 2009, but he has made little progress in doing so. For the first time in years, the administration is looking to reduce the number of detainees at the island prison.
May 20, 2013 — Robert Siegel talks with Ryan Crocker, former U.S. ambassador to both Iraq and Afghanistan, about how lessons learned in those conflicts could inform how the U.S. deals with Syria today. Crocker is now a fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University.
May 20, 2013 — North Korea's capture of a Chinese fishing boat and its crew of 16 has angered Beijing, adding to its concern over Pyongyang's recent provocations.
May 20, 2013 — Shunning the formalities of his office and focusing on poverty, Pope Francis is drawing a sharp contrast between his 2-month-old papacy and those of his predecessors.
May 20, 2013 — During Argentina's so-called Dirty War, thousands were abducted and taken to secret prisons like a place known as "the little school," where many were tortured and killed. Guest host Jennifer Ludden talks to a former prisoner, Alicia Partnoy, about her disappearance and her time there.
May 20, 2013 — It's been a while since the last visit by a head of state from Myanmar. The last time was 47 years ago, when the country was still known as Burma. As President Thein Sein arrives at the White House Monday, some will hail him as a reformer who set his country on the path to democracy. Others may protest his arrival, as excessive recognition for a head of state that has presided over continuing human rights abuses.
May 20, 2013 — Some super-rich Chinese are sending their kids to weekend classes in order to learn how to deal with money. The lessons include things like a charity sale designed to teach the children compassion, sharing and the value of money.