Each year, an ever larger portion of the world's crops - cassava and corn, sugar and palm oil - is being diverted for biofuels as developed countries pass laws mandating greater use of nonfossil fuels and as emerging powerhouses like China seek new sources of energy to keep their cars and industries running....
But with food prices rising sharply in recent months, many experts are calling on countries to scale back their headlong rush into green fuel development, arguing that the combination of ambitious biofuel targets and mediocre harvests of some crucial crops is contributing to high prices, hunger and political instability.
A former colleague recalls the Bulgarian ex-Communist recently named, with Obama administration backing, to head this key UN agency.
A leader willing to call evil by its name.
On Monday Judge Richard Goldstone is expected to release his report on Israel's recent Gaza incursion. It's not expected to be anything but extremely critical.
Amnesty International picks up where Mary Robinson left off.
Instead of figuring out how to combat Islamic extremists, the UN is worried about offending them.
Europe presumes it is has a voice in this year's presidential election.
Something to remember tonight: Sarah Palin, like any Alaska governor, is certainly more cosmopolitan in world outlook than her insular colleagues in the lower 48.
What did Katie Couric know, who investigates Chris Dodd, and why keep the New Deal?
Horatio Nelson's great victory resonates to this day.