The dangers of a nuclear World War III are serious and real; this week, talk of such a war came from the lips of Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel, and the Global Peace Index tried to quantify just how much more dangerous the world is growing.
As nations try to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear capability, Iran announced that it is ready to open a center for producing new centrifuges, an important step toward building nuclear weapons.
Meanwhile Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Europe to try to gain support in defending his nation against Iran.
Germany’s Chancellor Merkel endorsed the French president’s proposal to increase European military integration.
We’ll also talk about forces driving Russia and China together, the U.S. Supreme Court’s weak ruling in favor of religious freedom, a very politically incorrect statement about Nazism from a German leader, and Canada’s legalization of marijuana.