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For The First Time, Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei Views His Work In The U.S.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

For the first time, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will see his Lego portraits of political prisoners and fellow activists on display at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Ai Weiwei was under house arrest in China when the work was installed at Alcatraz.



Cuban Bloggers Worry U.S. Tensions Could Create Chilling Effect

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

Cuba's new generation of independent bloggers who write about everything from cultural events to reggaeton artists to politics are worried their new-found free writing space will close due to increased tensions once again with the U.S.



'The Strange Death Of Europe' Warns Against Impacts Of Immigration

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Douglas Murray about his new book, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam. He argues that European civilization is dying as a result of immigration.



U.S. Suspects Syria Is Preparing To Launch Another Chemical Attack

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

The White House announced late Monday night that Syria is preparing to launch an attack using chemical weapons, and warned of grave consequences if it does so.



Cyber Attacks Spread Across Europe Using Stolen NSA Tool

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and chief technology officer of CrowdStrike, on the cyber attacks spreading across Europe using a stolen National Security Agency tool.



Brazilian President Michel Temer Is Formally Charged With Corruption

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:31:00 -0400

The indictment handed down Monday night by Brazil's top prosecutor makes Temer the first sitting president in the country's history to be charged with a crime. And the legal saga is far from finished.



The Billion Dollar Cost Of Child Marriage

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:01:00 -0400

Research on child marriage has mainly focused on the toll it takes on individuals. Now, a report looks at the economic impact on poor countries.



China Back On State Department List Of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:59:00 -0400

In its latest annual report on the global state of human trafficking, the State Department has issued highly public criticism of China — a move that could increase tensions between China and the U.S.



Massive Ransomware Attack Hits Ukraine; Experts Say It's Spreading Globally

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:59:00 -0400

Some have called the previously seen malware "Petya," though others say it is "a new ransomware that has not been seen before." It has been reported in at least a half-dozen countries.



Google Fined Record $2.7 Billion In EU Anti-Trust Ruling

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:26:00 -0400

The European Union says Google unfairly abused its power over search results to promote its own over competitors. It's the biggest fine the EU has ever given a single company in an anti-trust case.



Mom Of Cross-Border Shooting Victim 'Still Waiting For Victory'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:01:00 -0400

Because Sergio Hernandez was standing outside of U.S. territory when he was shot to death, a lawsuit had been impossible — until the Supreme Court weighed in Monday.



Supreme Court Will Rule On Trump's Travel Ban In The Fall

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:41:00 -0400

In the meantime, the court allowed parts of the ban to be enforced again. Rachel Martin talks to Carrie Severino, chief council for the conservative Judicial Crisis Network.



White House Releases Unexpected Statement About Syria

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:40:00 -0400

The Trump administration says it believes the Assad regime in Syria could be preparing to wage another chemical weapons attack. There's been no official reaction from the Assad government.



Google Hit With $2.7 Billion Fine By European Antitrust Monitor

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:56:00 -0400

The European Commission says Google "abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results, and demoting those of competitors."



Turkey's Presidential Guards Not Allowed At G-20 Summit, Germany Says

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:57:00 -0400

Security will be tight for next month's Group of 20 summit in Hamburg. Most leaders are bringing their own security detail. But Germany told Turkey's president that his guards aren't welcome.