Italian authorities have arrested the captain of a cruise ship that ran aground near the island of Giglio last night. He's being investigated for involuntary manslaughter in the accident that killed three passengers and injured about 30. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with NPR's Sylvia Poggioli.
An enormous cruise ship is lying on its side in the Mediterranean this morning. The Italian ship, Costa Concordia ran aground off Italy's Tuscan Coast, killing at least three people while dozens yet to be found.
Late Friday the U.S. credit rating agency Standard & Poors downgraded nine European countries. S&P suggested Europe's single-minded focus on austerity to solve its sovereign debt problem is just not working. Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's John Ydstie about the downgrades.
Haiti has long been regarded as a special challenge for international aid organizations. Scott talks with Laurent Dubois, author of the upcoming book Haiti: The Aftershocks of History, about the effect, or lack thereof, of aid money sent to Haiti in the wake of the earthquake two years ago.
The Muslim Brotherhood has emerged as the big winner in Egypt's parliamentary elections. Long oppressed under the regime of Hosni Mubarak, the Islamist party is now the most important power broker in the country. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports that the question on everyone's lips now is what does the Brotherhood really represent and how will it govern?
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