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A Recap Of Trump's First Week Abroad As President

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:52:24 -0400

After visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Rome and Brussels, President Trump wrapped up his first international trip since taking office today in Sicily with other G7 leaders.



5 Takeaways From Trump's First Foreign Trip As President

Sat, 27 May 2017 13:19:00 -0400

President Trump returns to the U.S. late Saturday. Here's a look at key moments and key issues during his week-long trip overseas to the Middle East and Europe.



G7 Summit Ends Without U.S. Joining Consensus On Climate Change

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:30:00 -0400

Today's communiqué from the summit is unusually short. Notably, it says the U.S. "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement."



Richard Dawkins On Terrorism And Religion

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Richard Dawkins, the scientist and outspoken atheist, speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about terrorism, and how the world has changed since he first began talking about his opposition to religion.



U.K.'s Anti-Terrorism Programs Under Scrutiny

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Some of the U.K. government's responses to terrorism have been controversial. Scott Simon speaks with Clive Walker of the University of Leeds, part of a team of independent policy reviewers.



Civilians Trapped As Philippine Military Launches Airstrikes On ISIS-Allied Group

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Soldiers have been fighting ISIS-allied militants in the southern Philippine city of Marawi. The city has been under siege and thousands of civilians are trapped.



Trump's Trip Abroad: Takeaways

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Molly Ball of The Atlantic about what the president accomplished on first trip abroad, the latest reports on Russia connections, and the president's budget.



Foreign Policy Thinker Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies At 89

Sat, 27 May 2017 05:14:00 -0400

Brzezinski was the national security adviser to President Carter, helping to secure the Camp David peace accords between Israel and Egypt. He later continued to be an influential foreign policy voice.



In Mexico, A Last-Ditch Effort To Save The Vaquita, On The Verge Of Extinction

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:56:00 -0400

There are only 30 of the small porpoise left, due to over-fishing in the waters of the Gulf of California. Efforts to save the vaquita have pitted environmentalists against fishermen.



In Manchester, Libyan Community Grapples With Impact Of Suicide Bombing

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

The Libyan community in Manchester, England, is struggling to understand how one of its own killed 22 people in a suicide bombing on Monday night.



At Least 28 Dead, Many Wounded, After Attack On Christians In Egypt

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

There was another deadly attack on Christians in Egypt Friday as gunmen opened fire on two buses taking worshippers to mass. At least 28 people were killed in the attack.



President Trump Attends Meeting Of G-7 Leaders In Italy

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

President Trump is in Italy for a meeting of G-7 countries. Aides say he's listening and learning from America's allies and his views on climate change are "evolving."



At Beirut's First Pride Week, A Chance To Celebrate — And Take Stock Of Challenges

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:07:00 -0400

In Lebanon, the LGBT community has made important strides in recent years. But activists say there's still much to be done to achieve equal rights. The first Beirut Pride week was earlier this month.



In Europe, World Leaders Try To Change Trump's Mind On Climate Change

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:01:00 -0400

It was eight against one, at a table in Italy on Friday: Six heads of state and two EU representatives, arguing with the U.S. president about the urgency of committing to the Paris climate accord.



'I Was Shocked By Freedom': Defectors Reflect On Life In North Korea

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:12:00 -0400

Now in Seoul, North Korean defectors recall life inside one of the world's most secretive regimes, talking of brainwashing, required military service — and the jolt of seeing the outside world.