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House And Senate Reach Deal On Sanctions For Russia, Iran And North Korea

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:10:00 -0400

The sanctions would punish three countries; the bill also aims to prevent President Trump from relaxing sanctions without lawmakers' consent. A House vote is expected on Tuesday.



Fate Of Poland's Supreme Court Is Now In President's Hands, Despite Protests

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:58:00 -0400

The U.S. State Department issued a statement urging all sides "to ensure that any judicial reform does not violate Poland's constitution."



U.S. Airstrike Kills Afghan Police Members; More Than A Dozen Killed

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:54:00 -0400

The strike hit Afghans who were in a compound that local media describe as a security outpost in a village that had come under attack.



Millions At Risk Of Starvation And Most Americans Don't Know

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:14 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee about near-famine conditions in Africa and the Middle East, and what Americans know about the crises.



Sharing Resources Across Countries To Fight Wildfires

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:14 -0400

Fires are burning in British Columbia. Scott Simon talks to Alan Goodwin of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council, a program that shares firefighters with other countries.



U.S. Intercepts Reportedly Contradict Attorney General On Russia Contacts

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:49:00 -0400

The Washington Post reports that spy agencies intercepted communications involving Russia's U.S. ambassador that suggest he and Sessions discussed campaign matters during mid-2016 meetings.



Al-Qaida Suspect Appears In Federal Court In Pennsylvania

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:10:00 -0400

Ali Charaf Damache is the first terrorism-related suspect to be sent to the U.S. since President Trump took office.



Rwanda Works To Ban Sale Of Second Hand Clothes Within 2 Years

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

Rwanda is pushing through a plan to ban second hand clothes within two years. The government says it's about "dignity," but the plan threatens trade with the U.S. and a central part of poor people's lives.



3 Palestinians Killed In Violent Clashes With Israelis Near Jerusalem Religious Site

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

In a day of intensifying violence, three Palestinians were killed during a wave of clashes with Israeli forces. Later a Palestinian stabbed to death three Israelis in a West Bank Jewish settlement.



After Otto Warmbier's Death, U.S. Plans To Ban Travel To North Korea

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

The move comes after the death of American Otto Warmbier, who spent a year and a half in a North Korean jail only to return home in a coma.



Iraqi Kurds Schedule Independence Referendum For September

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

In September, Iraqi Kurds have scheduled an independence referendum. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group about the prospects for Kurdish independence.



In Putin's Russia, An 'Adhocracy' Marked By Ambiguity And Plausible Deniability

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:52:00 -0400

Donald Trump Jr. found his meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya a waste of time, but her approach fits into a larger pattern of freelance political activity that has come to characterize Putin's Russia.



Xanda, Son Of Cecil The Lion, Also Killed

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:01:00 -0400

A trophy hunter shot and killed the 6-year-old lion near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, near where his father was killed two years ago.



Salvador Dalí's Remains Exhumed, Revealing A Perfectly Arranged Mustache

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:33:00 -0400

When the late Spanish painter was exhumed for a paternity suit, experts discovered his distinctive mustache had kept its shape. "Checking it was a very exciting moment," says the head of his estate.



Deadly Earthquake Strikes Greece And Turkey

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:46:00 -0400

The powerful quake left at least two people dead on the Greek resort island of Kos during peak tourist season.