Critics accuse the prime minister and his conservative Fidesz party of pushing Hungary backward. The European Union says aspects of the country's new constitution violate EU law and treaties. But a government spokesman says the ruling party is merely fulfilling its election mandate.
The Costa Concordia shifted slightly earlier today, forcing searchers to back off at least temporarily. So far, 11 people are known to have died. Another two dozen are still missing. The ship's captain is under house arrest.
It's been one year since the uprisings began that led to the Arab Spring, but one country is proving particularly resistant to the forces of change. Ten months of protest by Syria's people, haven't convinced President Bashar Assad to step down.
Gary Locke is Washington's ambassador to Beijing. He took over the post after Jon Huntsman left to run for president. Locke is the first U.S. ambassador to China to have ancestral roots in that country. Ambassador Locke talks to Steve Inskeep about his impressions of China and its government.
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