"The era of US economic dominance is rapidly coming to an end." The host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS and an editor at large for Time magazine, charts the fall of America's dominance and the simultaneous rise of the rest of the world in today’s global markets. He points out how the collapse of communism and the Soviet empire as well as the rise of global markets has leveled the playing field for many other countries around the world.
North Korea has lost its "Dear Leader," despot Kim Jong Il, who passed away Saturday morning at age 69. The country's state news agency confirmed the news on Monday, noting that the dictator suffered an "advanced acute myocardial infarction, complicated with a serious heart shock." CNN's Monita Rajpaul talks with Professor John Delury of Yonsei University about Kim Jong Il's family and who will hold power.
The world's population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few weeks. After growing very slowly for most of human history, the number of people on Earth has more than doubled in the last 50 years. As the global population hits 7 billion in the coming days, nations can take steps to tackle critical challenges and prepare for the arrival of billions more people this century, the United Nations said Wednesday.
After months of fighting between revolutionary forces and pro-Gadhafi forces, deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been killed. Libyans cheered the fate of ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi into the early hours of Friday after his death in what Libya's transitional prime minister described as a crossfire that followed his arrest by revolutionary forces, CNN's Anderson Cooper reports.