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Future of Germany's Merkel In Doubt As Coalition Talks Collapse

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:35:46 -0500

Meetings in the wake of September's election have left the German chancellor empty-handed. Without a deal, her government could collapse, with Germany potentially forced into new elections.

Bad Weather Hampers Search For Missing Argentine Submarine

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:24:00 -0500

The ARA San Juan disappeared last week off the coast of Patagonia. Argentine officials say that they can't confirm that satellite signals received over the weekend came from the sub.

Post-Election Unrest In Kenya Also Stems From Tribe Tensions

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:24:20 -0500

Violence has been on the rise in Kenya on the eve of an important Supreme Court ruling about that country's presidential election.

Who is Emmerson Mnangagwa? Zimabawe Cautious Of Potential Next President

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:24:20 -0500

As Zimbabwe faces an uncertain future, one potential successor to President Robert Mugabe is the country's former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. NPR's Michel Martin talks to reporter Michelle Faul about Mnangagwa's reputation and ambitions.

Despite Military Pressure, Zimbabwe's Mugabe Refuses To Step Down

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:24:20 -0500

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was expected to resign after nearly 40 years in power, but he didn't. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the Washington Post's Kevin Sieff, about the next steps in the country.

Deadly Violence Spirals In Nairobi Ahead Of Court Ruling On Presidential Win

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:39:03 -0500

At least four people were killed overnight into Sunday in what the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, called "state-sponsored thuggery."

Zimbabwe's Mugabe Ousted By Own Party, Refuses To Step Down

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:04:00 -0500

The near-four decade rule of Robert Mugabe appeared to be coming to an end after the ruling ZANU-PF party voted to remove him, but Mugabe appeared defiant in a Sunday evening televised address.

Police Clash With Protesters In Nairobi

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:10:58 -0500

Police opened fire on demonstrators welcoming home Kenya's longtime opposition leader, days before the Supreme Court rules on the legitimacy of last month's election.

Examining Russian Disinformation

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:10:00 -0500

Thomas Rid of Johns Hopkins tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the history of Russian disinformation and how it's become more effective in the age of social media.

PHOTOS: Peep At The Toilets Of 7 Families Around The World

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:00:33 -0500

On World Toilet Day — November 19 — the goal is to raise awareness about the importance of toilets in reducing diarrheal disease. These pictures show that toilets can come in all shapes and sizes.

Women Testify Against Mexican Police For Sexual Torture In International Court

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:19:52 -0500

In 2006, police sexually abused and beat women following a confrontation between protesters and state forces. Eleven years later, the Women of Atenco have taken the case to an international court.

U.S. Says PLO Office Must Close After Palestinians Call To Prosecute Israel

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:43:14 -0500

A U.S. State Department official announced that the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C., must shut down, saying the Palestinians violated U.S. law by calling on the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israel authorities.

Amid Overwhelming Calls For Mugabe To Step Down, What's Next For Zimbabwe?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:43:14 -0500

Longtime Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is under house arrest after a military coup earlier this week.

Post-Election Violence Continues In Kenya, As Opposition Leader Returns

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:43:14 -0500

Politically-fueled violence has broken out in Kenya again. Several people were killed in clashes between demonstrators and security services as opposition leader Raila Odinga returned home.

Palestinians Threaten To Suspend Talks If U.S. Closes PLO Mission

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:25:51 -0500

The U.S. says the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C., must close because the Palestinians violated U.S. law by calling for Israel to be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court.