Ireland has made a concerted effort to grow its tech industry, through tax incentives and development programs. Officials credit the initiative with helping uplift the country's economy. But the country has also faces local and international criticism for its approach.
Twenty-four items from two Native American tribes sold for $530,000 this week in Paris.
December 11, 2013 Time magazine has named Pope Francis its Person of the Year, calling him "The People's Pope." Francis has called on the Roman Catholic Church leadership to emphasize compassion and prioritize caring for the poor. Host Michel Martin speaks to a panel of Catholic leaders to hear their thoughts on Pope Francis.
December 11, 2013 The U.S. is suspending non-lethal aid because of infighting among the various factions opposed to President Bashar Assad. The rebel Free Syrian Army, which has lost ground in recent days to an Islamist group, criticized the decision. the U.K. also has reportedly decided to halt aid.
December 11, 2013 The court said only Parliament can change the colonial-era law. The decision, which reverses a landmark lower court ruling that decriminalized homosexual acts, is being called a major setback to gay rights in the country.
December 11, 2013 As a man stood next to President Obama and other world leaders at Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela he only pretended to do sign language, many in the deaf community say.