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Pope Francis Winds Up Trip To Egypt

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:43:00 -0400

Military helicopters flew overhead as the Pope celebrated Mass for some 15 thousand Catholics in a stadium.



Examining Trump's Record On Trade

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

When the president speaks the world listens. Adam Behsudi of Politico talks with NPR's Scott Simon about how Donald Trump's outspoken commentary is affecting international trade with the U.S.



Aid Groups Criticize Italy-Libya Agreement To Help Push Back Migrants

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon asks Leonard Doyle of the International Organization for Migration how an agreement between Italy and Libya could end up putting migrants in grave danger.



Trump's Foreign Policy Reversals

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

In his first 100 days in office, President Trump has reversed course on major foreign policy issues regarding NATO, Syria and China.



This Man Keeps Track Of Loch Ness Monster Sightings

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

Gary Campbell runs the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the lack of recent sightings.



Hezbollah Plays Up Efforts To Oppose Israel

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

Hezbollah's support of Syria's government has been controversial, so the Lebanese militant group is trying to remind people what made it popular before: fighting Israel.



Nationwide Strike Clogs Brazil's Big Cities, Grinding Daily Activity To A Halt

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:02:00 -0400

Unions called for the 24-hour work stoppage to protest President Michel Temer's attempts to roll back pensions and labor laws. Temer says these changes are necessary to save Brazil from recession.



Time To Consult Congress Over Use Of Force Against ISIS, Lawmakers Say

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:19:00 -0400

The U.S. has relied on legislation from 2001 to justify its use of force against ISIS. But a bipartisan group of representatives say it's outdated, and argue it's time for a debate.



In Egypt, Pope Francis Gives Support To Coptic Christians After Attacks

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Pope Francis is in Egypt for a two day trip during which he hopes to strengthen ties with Muslim leaders and also give support to Egypt's ancient Coptic Christian sect, which has been the target of deadly attacks in recent weeks.



Week In Politics: Tillerson On North Korea, Michael Flynn

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution. They discuss the Trump administration's latest stance on North Korea and the Pentagon's investigation into whether Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn broke the law by receiving money from a foreign source after retiring from the service.



Tillerson Urges U.N. Security Council To Take Action On North Korea

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chaired a United Nations Security Council session Friday on the threat posed by North Korea. He urged council members to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program.



19th Century Princess And Cookbook Author Was Also Georgia's First Feminist

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:38:00 -0400

Princess Barbare Jorjadze is renowned for her cookbook. But she spent most of her life writing letters, poems and essays, to fight for a greater public role for Georgian women.



France's New Far-Right Leader Quits Over Alleged Holocaust Denial

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:20:00 -0400

With Marine Le Pen in a tight race ahead of the May 7 election, accusations of Holocaust denial prompted a quick shakeup at the head of her party.



Trump Warns Of Potential 'Major, Major Conflict' With North Korea

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:09:00 -0400

The president told Reuters he would prefer a diplomatic solution, and believes China wants to help. He tweeted Friday that the latest missile test is in defiance of North Korea's northern neighbors.



British Counterterrorism Police Shoot A Woman And Arrest 6 Other Suspects

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:37:00 -0400

In two separate operations, U.K. authorities arrested a man who was carrying knives near Parliament and carried out a raid that included tear gas and gunfire elsewhere in London.