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British Ambassador To U.S. Responds To Brexit Plan

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500

NPR'S Robert Siegel speaks with Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the U.S., about Prime Minister Theresa May's vision for Brexit.



Dozens Of Firefighters Killed In Tehran Building Collapse

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Thomas Erdbrink, the New York Times Tehran bureau chief, about the firefighters killed in the collapse of one of Tehran's best known high rise buildings.



American Airstrikes Destroy Group Of ISIS Military Camps In Libya

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500

American B-2 stealth bombers destroyed a nest of ISIS military camps in Libya late Wednesday, the Pentagon said. It's the latest in a long series of American airstrikes designed to set back the progress of the terror group's efforts to spread from its home base in Iraq and Syria. Libya has been in chaos since U.S. and European militaries helped depose its onetime ruler without replacing him with a viable new government.



A Teen's Family Fought To Get Her A Restricted TB Drug — And Won

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:41:26 -0500

A landmark ruling in the New Delhi High Court will compel the national tuberculosis program to provide a new drug to treat an 18-year-old's TB infection.



West African Troops Enter Gambia As Election Loser Clings To Power

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:20:00 -0500

Two men now claim to be president of Gambia — the winner of last month's election, and the longtime leader. The newly minted president, Adama Barrow, took the oath of office in neighboring Senegal.



High-Rise Collapses In Tehran, Killing Firefighters Working Inside

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:47:00 -0500

The Plasco building, Iran's oldest high-rise, caught fire Thursday morning. As firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze, the 17-story structure crumbled on top of them.



Thinking About Going To A Rally? Read This Activist's Advice First

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:49:00 -0500

Duncan Green, a 35-year veteran of social justice and the author of a new book called 'How Change Happens,' says the real work happens after a protest.



U.S. Stealth Bombers Strike ISIS Training Camps In Libya

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:50:00 -0500

The Pentagon said the two ISIS training camps housed fighters who had escaped their former stronghold in Sirte, on Libya's central coast. It added that militants there were planning attacks in Europe.



Avalanche Buries Italian Ski Resort; Rescue Operations Underway

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:49:00 -0500

About 30 people were missing in the Abruzzo region of Italy after an avalanche, apparently triggered by earthquakes Wednesday, covered a multistory mountain hotel in snow.



U.S. Ambassador Leaves S. Korea Focused On Protecting U.S. Allies

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500

Rachel Martin speaks with outgoing U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert. He departs at a time of domestic uncertainty and a newly emboldened North Korea.



Samsung Head Avoids Arrest On Bribery Charge, But He's Not In The Clear

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:25:00 -0500

Judges in Seoul said early Thursday there was insufficient cause to arrest the head of South Korea's most powerful conglomerate. But he's not exonerated.



After 8 Years Of Unbroken War, Obama Hands Over Conflicts To Trump

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:50:00 -0500

President Obama is the first president to serve eight years with the U.S. at war nonstop, from beginning to end. Donald Trump now inherits ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.



After Years Of War, Trump Stands To Inherit Ongoing Conflicts

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:33:00 -0500

President-elect Trump will inherit ongoing conflicts with no end in sight when he takes the oath of office — a brutal fight against the Islamic State and a never-ending stalemate in Afghanistan.



China's First Freight Train To The U.K. Rolls Into London

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:17:00 -0500

The train, which traveled nearly 7,500 miles, marks a milestone in China's intended revival of the centuries-old Silk Road trade routes linking East and West.



Obama Grants Clemency To Puerto Rican Fighter Oscar Lopez Rivera

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

Among the dozens of people granted clemency by President Obama on Tuesday was Oscar Lopez Rivera. Depending on who you ask, he is either a freedom fighter or a terrorist.