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One hundred years ago today, Western countries drew a line in the sands of the Middle East. It's known as the Sykes-Picot line, and the borders and rivalries it created back in 1916 are still affecting people today. Also, Canada's "first lady," Sophie Gregoire Trudeau caused a stir after suggesting she needs more staff to do her job properly. And remember Jamala, the Crimean Tatar singer we profiled a week ago? Well, she won the Eurovision competition with her song about the 1944 deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union. We'll take you to Kiev for an update.
A Muslim American once opposed to Donald Trump is now ready to vote for him. She talks to us. We also hear why it's so hard to get fired in France — and how that might be changing. Plus, we meet a 60-year-old prospector who found the largest gold nugget ever discovered on British soil, but there's no fairytale ending.
Classified pages from a 9/11 congressional report may reveal the hijackers received support from top leaders in Saudi Arabia. Will they be released? Also, air pollution in Mexico City had improved for many years, only to get worse in recent months. What the city is trying to do. Plus, Italy's most famous transgender politician celebrates Italy's approval of civil unions for gay couples.
Is the US war on ISIS legal? Today, we learn about one Army captain doesn't think so, because Congress hasn't officially signed off on the war against the extremist group. And he's suing to prove his point. Also, a community living outside Medellín, Colombia, has converted to Orthodox Judaism. Before that, the members belonged to a Protestant megachurch. Plus, Marco speaks with cellist Yo-Yo Ma about his Silk Road project, and how it's helped foster new friendships, and new musical collaborations around the globe, over the years.
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump gets a lot of media attention, but he's made it difficult for the foreign press to cover his events. Also today, we turn to the Philippines where the new president-elect has been compared to Donald Trump. Also, we catch up with a British art forger who now uses his talents legitimately, making legal copies of famous paintings.
Today, we hear from one of the Western journalists invited by the North Korean government to report on a rare political congress in Pyongyang. We also take you to Las Vegas where green card holders are trying to get their citizenship in time for the November presidential elections. Plus, why does a lake in Venezuela get more lightning strikes per year than anywhere else in the world?