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European Far-Right Politicians Talk Strategy For Upcoming Elections

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:01:00 -0500

Far-right politicians from across Europe, drawing breath from Brexit and Donald Trump's victory, gathered in Koblenz, Germany, to map strategy for upcoming elections in their countries.

Trump, Netanyahu Have 'Very Nice' Phone Call As Embassy Speculation Swirls

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:56:00 -0500

President Trump spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the phone Sunday, in their first talk since the inauguration. Trump has signaled a dramatic shift in policy toward Israel.

After Standoff, Gambia Awaits Arrival Of Its New President

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:20:00 -0500

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh has departed the country, after a weeks-long standoff as he tried to maintain his grip on power which culminated in West African troops crossing Gambia's borders.

Doctors And Nurses Of Aleppo Wonder What To Do Next

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:00:00 -0500

They took tremendous risks to treat the wounded. Now they've fled the Syrian city and face an uncertain future.

At Least 39 People Killed After Train Derails In Southeast India

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:03:00 -0500

The overnight incident, which also injured more than 60, is just the latest wreck for a railway system that has become notorious for its deadly derailments. Officials have not yet ruled out foul play.

Brazilian Soccer Team Returns To The Field After Deadly Airplane Crash

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:05:39 -0500

The soccer team of Chapeco, Brazil lost most of its members in an air crash last year. The team recently returned to the field for the first time in an emotional moment for the game's fans.

Women's Marches Take Place Around The Globe After Inauguration

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:31:09 -0500

Around the world, women have been marching in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington and the sister marches in the U.S. NPR's Frank Langfitt gives the latest from London.

President of Gambia Leaves For Exile, Allowing For First Peaceful Transfer Of Power

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:56:00 -0500

After more than a month of political stalemate, the former President of Gambia has stepped aside, allowing for the first peaceful transfer of power in the nation's history.

Women's Marches Go Global: Postcards From Protests Around The World

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:19:00 -0500

Boston, San Francisco, London, Sydney — D.C.'s massive protest has spawned sister marches in all 50 states and hundreds of cities across seven continents. Here's a glimpse of some of the biggest.

Longtime Gambian Leader Says He'll Step Down After Disputing Election Results

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:16:00 -0500

The president of Gambia has agreed to step down after months of denying election results. The Guardian's Ruth Maclean tells Scott Simon what might be next for the small West African country.

How Do You Know If Aid Really Works? Turns Out ... We Often Don't

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:16:00 -0500

There's a growing effort to actually test whether aid programs work. But how much has it accomplished?

PHOTOS: A Drone's View Of The World

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0500

The website 'dronestagram' is a goldmine of riveting images (think Instagram for drone pics). We picked some of the most captivating shots from the past year.

The Trump Foreign Policy Doctrine — In 3 Points

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:43:00 -0500

When the clock struck noon, the White House website switched over to signify Donald Trump becoming the new president. And on that site, Trump laid out how he would approach the world.

East Timor's Soccer Team Booted From Asian Cup For Fake Document Scheme

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:20:00 -0500

The Asian Football Confederation says it found out that a dozen Brazilian-born soccer players playing for East Timor were registered using phony birth or baptism certificates.

Mexico, Russia And China Anticipate Changed U.S. Relations Under Trump

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:28:00 -0500

The inauguration in this country is being closely watched all over the world, including three countries whose relationship to the U.S. will likely change drastically under President Trump: Mexico, Russia and China.