Milwaukee Art Museum

The Italian Ambassador to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, made a quiet visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum late Monday afternoon.


An expert in global nuclear disarmament says we are making great progress in reducing the numbers of atomic weapons globally, but we still have a long way to go to get the number to zero.

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Could a molecule composed of one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms ignite Armageddon?

Russia President Vladimir Putin has sent troops into Crimea, and is pressing a referendum later this month to confirm separation of the region from Ukraine.

ESSAY: Good World News for the New Year

Jan 29, 2014

"Nattering nabobs of negativism" is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative pronouncements of Spiro Agnew, Vice President in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.

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It's still early January and already it's been a busy year on the international news front.

Bonnie North

Former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was in Milwaukee this week, his second visit in an effort to forge a collaborative educational effort with UW-Milwaukee.

Amy Tan

Human trafficking and the sex trades are modern-day tragedies, but writer Amy Tan finds tragedy, as well as hope and redemption, in the upscale brothels of early 20th Century Shanghai. 

Aid Trickles into Devastated Philippines

Nov 14, 2013
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The United Nations says the typhoon that struck the Philippines has killed 4,460, a number confirmed by government officials.

Luis Arreaga

Like its American ally, Iceland has been recovering from a devastating economic situation in the last several years.

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For the past three decades, doctors and pharmacists have worked together to eliminate HIV/AIDS around the world. And recently that partnership is getting renewed attention in Wisconsin.


Children everywhere are among the most vulnerable parts of the population, but no more so than in the developing world. 

They say music can bridge cultures and languages, and even bring harmony among discord. Ladysmith Black Mambazo can vouch for that.

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The Obama administration has dealt with several major challenges in the foreign policy arena in the last couple of weeks.