A Keystone XL pipeline protest ended in the arrest of several high-profile figures and marked the first time the Sierra Club has engaged in an act of civil disobedience. Can passive resistance stop the Keystone XL pipeline?
The EU should be open, free, flexible and the UK will be part of it, says the British leader at this week's Davos forum. But 'I don't want a country called Europe,' he adds, as Tory back-benchers push the prime minister to call for a controversial referendum on British participation in the 27-nation union.
Malala Yousafzai quickly became an international symbol of resistance to the Pakistani Taliban after she was shot for her efforts to promote girls' education.
Estela de Carlotto heads the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, who seek to reunite children taken from their mothers during Argentina's military dictatorship with their real families.
Reports of Sen. John Kerry becoming Secretary of State, and Republican Chuck Hagel being tapped for Defense, hint at a new attempt to use 'soft power' in Obama's second term. But will it work?