National / International News

Bomb suspect faces Paris extradition

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:11
A Canadian academic accused of a deadly 1980 bombing outside a synagogue in Paris is due to arrive in France on Saturday after losing an extradition battle.

Language lessons need 'new life'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:09
Language teachers should aim beyond "functional phrasebook competence" and instil a desire for self-expression in pupils, a leading headmistress says.

Tory Burch talks business and social responsibility

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:06

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to fashion designer Tory Burch about her new book, "Living in Color," her clothing line and her foundation for female entrepreneurs. 

On the success of her line:

I think we hit a place in the market that there was a need.  It was a pretty simple idea. It was designing beautiful clothing that didn’t cost a fortune. It was something that I was personally missing and then we found out it was a wide space in the market. I think, you know listen, we’re never patting ourselves on the back. We’re always looking forward and evolving and thinking of what we could be doing next.

Burch with her mother, Reva.

Courtesy:Tory Burch

On social responsibility:

I was told never to talk about business and social responsibility in the same sentence and I went the opposite of that.

The foundation has always been a part of the conversation and the storytelling and the idea. When we were finally able to launch the foundation, it has turned out to be so extraordinary for the company.

Any millennials we interview, it’s such an important part of the interview process. They want to be working somewhere where they’re making a difference.

Burch with her son Sawyer in the Bahamas.

Courtesy:Tory Burch

On the importance of having women in business:

I think women are part of the answer to the economy and we have to bring men and boys along for the conversation.

Women are great entrepreneurs. They’re great business minds.

Burch with her three boys at Machu Picchu.

Courtesy:Tory Burch

Stars set for Band Aid 30 session

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:06
One Direction, Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran are among the stars going into the studio later to record a new version of the Band Aid single for charity.

'Major milestone' in polio battle

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:02
A "major milestone" in the elimination of polio has been reached, the US Centres for Disease Control says.

VIDEO: Soccer seen as 'sissyball' in Deep South

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:01
Why some in the US remain deeply suspicious of soccer

Leaders meet in Brisbane for G20

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 14:59
World leaders are meeting in Brisbane, Australia, for the first day of the G20 summit, with global growth the focus of the talks.