Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500Rachel 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.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:25:00 -0500Judges 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.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:50:00 -0500President 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.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:33:00 -0500President-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.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:17:00 -0500The 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.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500Among 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.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500Russians have been counting the days until Donald Trump is sworn in as the next U.S. president. Officials, and official television, have been blasting the Obama years and looking forward to improved ties.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Uchenna Ikonne, a Nigerian music scholar, about Onyeabor's career and how he turned his back on music to become a born-again Christian in the 1980s.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:50:00 -0500In a few hours, longtime Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh's presidential term will expire. But he is clinging to power as troops from regional powers reportedly amass at the border.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:59:00 -0500"At this point, we're being manipulated by the Russians at very little cost to them. Things pop up, and we go into a frenzy," Thomas Graham of Kissinger Associates tells NPR in a rare interview.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:50:00 -0500A spokeswoman for Russia's foreign ministry announced the extension on Facebook, while ridiculing a former deputy CIA chief. Snowden is in exile in Russia; his supporters have called for a pardon.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:31:00 -0500Global temperatures soared above the 20th century average last year, as the climate continues to change. It's the hottest it has been since scientists started tracking global temperatures in 1880.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0500As the inauguration nears, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Donald Trump's foes of undermining the president-elect's legitimacy. The U.S. says Russia is trying to undermine global order.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:51:00 -0500Donald Trump chose Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as ambassador to Beijing because of old ties with President Xi Jinping and Iowa's history of trade with China. Branstad will have a tough job.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:13:00 -0500"Deny them sex until they show you their voter's card," Mishi Mboko urges. The tactic is not new. Women have gone on sex strikes in the past to try to end wars and curb violence. But is it effective?