- Making News: What's Behind the US Olive Branch to Iran?
The Secretary of State announced a major US foreign policy shift this week, offering to talk with Iran over its nuclear program. This would be the first time in 25 years that the two countries would talk directly. Condoleezza Rice says Iran must first suspend all uranium-enrichment activities, but President Amadinejad has reiterated that he will not let the world deprive Iran of nuclear technology. Paul Reynolds is world affairs correspondent for the BBC.
- Reporter's Notebook: Tons of Fish Caught, Discarded as 'Bycatch'
Each year the world's fleet of fishing boats--commercial and sport-fishing--discard a large proportion of their catch, discarding fish they haven't targeted or those too small for commercial value. The discards are supposed to be returned healthy and alive. But Lee Crockett of the Marine Fish Conservation Network, a coalition of commercial and recreational fishing groups and environmentalists, says there are billions of pounds of "bycatch," fish that are simply wasted.
Secretary of State Rice on Iran's nuclear program
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran
John Negroponte on Iran's nuclear capabilities
BBC on Iran's rejection of 'Western pressure'
CNN poll on Democrats' double-digit lead over Republicans
Jeffrey Goldberg's New Yorker article on the Democrats
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
National Marine Fisheries Service on 'bycatch'
Marine Fish Conservation Network report on the 'See-No-Evil' Approach to Wasteful Fishing