"The South African government said Friday it is aware of reports that the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial once faced a murder charge, and said he is being investigated," The Associated Press reports from Johannesburg.
The sign language interpreter widely criticized as a "fake" for his performance at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa says he suffered a schizophrenic episode while on stage, a South African newspaper reported Thursday.
An Illinois congressman is heading to South Africa to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela was born in a country that viewed him as a second-class citizen. He died Thursday as one of the most respected statesmen in the world.
Just before the sun rose on Geneva on Sunday, international negotiators emerged to announce Iran and world powers had reached a deal to curb Iran's nuclear program for six months while the two sides work out a permanent, more sweeping solution.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has added his voice to those voicing skepticism Iran will stick to a new nuclear deal.
A year and half ago, Baruch Herzfeld, an entrepreneur in New York City, had a novel idea: connect immigrants in the U.S. with radio stations in their home country using nothing more than a cheap cellphone.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he's trying to get permission from federal authorities to send relief supplies to the typhoon-damaged Philippines.
China is to relax its policy of restricting most couples to have only a single child, state media say.
The collapse of the Greek economy four years ago can be traced back to deeply-rooted economic problems in that country, but that doesn’t give the whole picture.
In order to understand what happened, and why, many political scientists say you need to look to the culture and politics in Greece itself, and across the E.U. as a whole.
Kevin Featherstone studies Greek politics at The London School of Economics and Political Science. He says the ongoing focus on austerity measures in Greece misses the more important questions about the country’s future. He’s in town for a MillerCom lecture Thursday afternoon at the University of Illinois. Professor Featherstone joined Illinois Public Media’s Scott Cameron on Here & Now.