Last Build Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:52:04 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2016 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:52:04 -0400Venezuela has just about every economic advantage a country could ask for: fertile land, good climate, educated population, and oil, lots and lots of oil. So how did it go so wrong?
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:02:00 -0400Wallonia, a French-speaking Belgian region with fewer than four million residents, is holding up Europe's free trade agreement with Canada.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400Refugees from the soon-to-be-razed squatters camp in Calais are being resettled in reception centers across France. The country has traditionally been a haven for asylum seekers, but resettling the newest wave is dividing communities.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400The Pentagon was expected Friday to announce the identity of an American service member killed in Iraq while helping to support the offensive against Mosul. NPR's Tom Bowman tells us more.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:18:00 -0400In early October, twenty-one girls and young women kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria were reunited with their families. But even after returning, many of those who escaped or have been released by Boko Haram face stigma and difficulty with reintegration. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Kimairis Toogood of the aid organization International Alert.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:18:00 -0400Canada's trade minister Chrystia Freeland walked out of talks in Brussels Friday, saying that it was impossible to reach a trade deal with the EU. The EU-Canada free trade agreement, which has taken seven years to negotiate, is being blocked by the objections of a small region of Belgium.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:26:00 -0400Officials have blocked the opposition's effort to trigger a recall election against Maduro, who is presiding over an economic implosion. Key opposition leaders say they have received travel bans.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:13:00 -0400Militants struck police stations and a power station in the northern city. In Mosul, the U.N. says it is concerned ISIS may be using civilians as human shields as Iraqi forces advance.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:38:00 -0400The lawyer representing the head of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel will seek to have Mexico's Supreme Court review the case, local media report.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:32:00 -0400The announcement comes days after Burundi became the first country to withdraw from the war crimes court. The nations accuse the ICC of targeting African countries and calling for regime change.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:43 -0400Ocean advocate Emily Penn has seen first hand how much plastic ends up in the oceans. She explains how the toxins from plastic makes their way into our food chain and how we might be able to stop it.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:03:48 -0400A Mississippi county temporarily banned clowns, given a rash of clown sightings. The Japanese Doll Association complained to Universal Studios Japan — insisting there's nothing creepy about dolls.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:00:01 -0400Palestinians are flocking to a string of Nutella cafés that have popped up in the region. The cafes offer a welcome refuge from the realities of living in a conflict zone.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:09:00 -0400Alexander Vershbow, NATO's deputy secretary general, tweeted as his term ended: "As I leave NATO I hope Russia will return to the rules-based European security system." He talks with Steve Inskeep.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:59:00 -0400It's hashtags vs. Robert Mugabe. Social media is proving a new kind of challenge to Zimbabwe's strong-armed autocrat.