Nearly every day we're seeing and hearing tragic stories of refugees dying as they desperately attempt to find a new life in Europe. But in the midst of the chaos, there is a lot of confusion and a lot of misconceptions.
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe faces mounting pressure, and we talk with an organization aiming to hold corporations accountable to environmentally friendly business practices. Also, on this edition of Global Notes, we talk to Estonian fiddler and vocalist Maarja Nuut.
Syrian and Iraqi refugees are pouring into Europe to escape ongoing conflicts in their countries. We'll discuss how Europe has been handling the influx with Elizabeth Collett, director of Migration Policy Institute Europe.
DER SPIEGEL senior Washington correspondent Gregor Peter Schmitz elaborates on the magazine's recent reports on NSA spying. Friends of the Congo's Kambale Musavuli discusses what impact UN troops can have in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Europe saw a political shake up this weekend when voters went to the polls in France, Serbia and Greece. Greek voters gave a majority to the center-right New Democracy party. But with only about 19 percent of the vote, they did not win enough seats to take control of parliament.
Chicago is having its warmest winter in 80 years, according to The Sun-Times. Meanwhile, Mexico is mired in drought. Europe is experiencing bone-chilling cold in places where snow doesn't usually even fall.