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Trump: North Korea's Suspension Of Nuclear Tests Shows 'Progress'

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:36:00 -0400

North Korea announced that it will stop nuclear and missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. President Trump tweeted that it was a sign "Progress being made for all!"



South African Government Ramping Up Efforts To Get More Land Into Black Ownership

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:55:00 -0400

Nearly a quarter century after the end of apartheid, whites still own most of the land in the country, and a new political party thinks it should be appropriated without compensation.



A Debt Crisis Seems To Have Come Out Of Nowhere

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:58:10 -0400

Two dozen countries are at risk. What's behind this looming disaster? And can it be fixed?



Each Day That Passes, Pressure Grows For Chemical Inspectors Waiting In Syria

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:28:57 -0400

An international inspection team has been waiting for nearly a week to investigate an alleged strike in Syria. Former inspectors say the delay will complicate their efforts.



Swaziland Gets A Name Change: Call It eSwatini Now

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:29:00 -0400

King Mswati III said the name change is intended to shed vestiges of the country's colonial past. In the Swazi language, eSwatini means "place of the Swazi."



News Brief: Justice Department Developments, National School Walkout, South Korea

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:11:13 -0400

Some of James Comey's memos detailing his meetings with President Trump have been released. Also, students are expected to walk out of classes to protest gun violence on Friday.



Koreans Announce A North-South Hotline

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:11:00 -0400

North and South Korea have successfully tested a hotline, which will allow the leaders of the two countries to speak directly.



An Anti-Immigration Speech Divided Britain 50 Years Ago. It Still Echoes Today

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:11:00 -0400

Half a century after Enoch Powell delivered the most incendiary political speech in Britain's recent history, his dire vision of race war hasn't come true. But it resonates in British politics today.



Missing Nazi Submarine Found Near Denmark; Spoiler: Hitler Is Probably Not Onboard

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:33:49 -0400

Researchers said they located a German U-boat that went "on the run" from British forces as the war ended. The discovery ends speculation that Adolf Hitler used it to escape to South America.



Save The Children International Chair Resigns, Saying 'Challenges' Call For Change

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:15:39 -0400

Sir Alan Parker's resignation comes after Save the Children abuse claims against former leadership and as reports of misconduct roil the wider aid sector.



'It's A Very Different World Now,' Says Outgoing Human Rights Commissioner

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:49:00 -0400

Nils Muiznieks has worked with the Council of Europe for the last six years. He shares his thoughts on the state of human rights, cultural racism, and the threat of war, genocide, and dictatorship.



Cuban-Americans Discuss Their Hopes And Expectations For Cuba's New President

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:31:00 -0400

As Cuba transitions to a new president, hundreds of thousands of Cuban-Americans look on from afar. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Cuban-American filmmaker LeAnne Russell about how the younger generation sees the island's succession of power.



What Cuba's New President Hopes To Accomplish

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:31:00 -0400

Cuba's new president, Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez took office Thursday promising to defend the Castro legacy, but he also pledged reforms aimed at modernizing the island nation's economy.



Saudi Arabia Is Lifting Its Longtime Ban On Movie Theaters

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:31:00 -0400

Saudi Arabia is ending a three-decade ban on cinema. Black Panther screened for an invitation-only crowd last night. A look at Saudi showbiz finds filmakers eager to light up the big screen.



Russia Works To Rescue The Lost Children Of ISIS Fighters

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:22:30 -0400

The government-backed effort seeks to reunite the wives and children of ISIS fighters with family in Russia. Many of the thousands of Russian Muslim men who joined ISIS were killed in the fighting.