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Spain's Playground For The Wealthy Becomes Corruption Scandal Epicenter
The Spanish island of Mallorca, a popular resort destination known as the "jewel of the Mediterranean," is in the spotlight now as Princess Cristina, the king's sister, goes on trial for fraud.
U.S. And Cuba To Re-Establish Commercial Air Travel Next Week
The U.S. and Cuba will sign a civil aviation agreement in Havana on Tuesday. The signing formalizes the arrangement reached in December, allowing for a limited number of U.S. flights to Cuba.
Syrian Doctor Casts Doubt On Proposed Pause In Fighting
Dr. Osama Abo El Ezz is a general surgeon at a hospital in Aleppo, Syria. He says the humanitarian situation is grim and doesn't believe the cease fire will change anything. Nevertheless, he says he will keep working in Aleppo.
Syrian 'Cessation Of Hostilities' Agreement Met With Skepticism
The day after, weaknesses became clear in a deal billed as trying to get a pause in the fighting in Syria. It's unclear if it will stop Russian bombing or allow in needed aid.
Pope Francis Meets Head Of Russian Orthodox Church In Havana
Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox patriarch met in Havana, Cuba, on Friday. It's the first time a pope has met with a Russian patriarch since eastern and western Christianity diverged in the 11th century and have since evolved somewhat independent of each other.
Russian Escalation In Syria Narrows Options To Help Civilians
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Brian Katulis, a senior fellow for Middle East policy at the Center for American Progress, about negotiations for helping civilians caught up in the violence in Syria. He says Russia has in effect created a no-fly zone for themselves there, which has made it almost impossible to do anything without Russia's cooperation.
Female Suicide Bombers Sent By Boko Haram Blamed For Attack In Nigeria
Female suicide bombers sent by Boko Haram extremists are being blamed for killing nearly 60 people in an attack on a refuge for displaced people in northern Nigeria. The attackers appear to be from among girls Boko Haram has kidnapped in recent years.
Pope, Head Of The Russian Orthodox Church Meet For The First Time
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill met Friday in Havana. It's the first time leaders of the two churches have met since a schism 1,000 years ago divided Christianity.
Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny
A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.
Penalty For Home Birth: A Chicken Or A Cow
So that's one way to improve health care in the developing world. Here are some other bright ideas from people who like to shake up the status quo.
Major Powers Call For 'Cessation Of Hostilities' In Syria ? But It's Complicated
Big questions remain about what this will actually mean on the ground in a country torn apart by five years of war.
What Would A Cease-Fire In Syria Mean For Russian Airstrikes?
A plan has been announced for a cessation of fighting in Syria in one week's time. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Staffan de Mistura, the U.N. special envoy for Syria, about what the pause would mean.
Major Powers Agree To Implement A Cease-Fire In Syria
Foreign ministers ? including the U.S. and Russia ? meeting in Munich agreed to "accelerate" the delivery of humanitarian aid this week to Syria. They also agreed a cease-fire would begin in one week.
Industrial Park Is A Pawn In Korea Relations
Tensions between North and South Korea over the North's nuclear and missile tests shut down a joint industrial park. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Anna Fifield of The Washington Post.
The World Has Become A Bit Dull To News From Syria, Miliband Says
A preliminary deal is reached for a cease-fire in Syria that's cost thousands of lives and sparked a refugee crisis. David Greene talks to David Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee.
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Astronaut: Parts of Earth 'look kind of sick'
In one of his final interviews from the International Space Station, astronaut Scott Kelly said that the Earth's atmosphere "looks very, very fragile" and "like something that we need to take care of."
Nic Robertson: Where is the world's moral compass?
Historic meeting with Russian church leader
It's a meeting nearly a millennium in the making.
'Goodbye rebels, thank you Russia!' Life after the siege for pro-regime Syrians
"Thank you Russia! Thank you Hezbollah! Thank you Iran!" shouts the man, as he passes us in the busy square.
Man remembers who he is after 30 years
Missing for decades, one man just solved his own missing persons case, according to Canadian police.
From stalemate to slaughter
Russia accuses U.S. of bombing Aleppo; U.S. officials deny it
As battles rage around Aleppo, Syria, so does the war of words between the U.S. and Russia -- which accused the U.S. of striking Aleppo, after coming under fire for doing the same.
3 deaths linked to Zika virus in Venezuela
Three people have died in Venezuela from complications related to the Zika virus, President Nicolas Maduro said.
Plot to free one of Daniel Pearl's killers foiled, Pakistan says
The Pakistani military recently stopped terrorists' plot to free a man convicted in connection with the gruesome 2002 beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, a military official said Friday.
'Cessation of hostilities' in Syria
Major world powers have agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" and to the delivery of immediate aid in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced early Friday.
Death toll rises to 94 in Taiwan earthquake
The number of people killed by the magnitude-6.4 earthquake that struck southern Taiwan has risen to 94, authorities said.
Did X-ray miss laptop bomb?
The explosive device built into a laptop computer that detonated last week on a Somali passenger jet was "sophisticated" and got past X-ray machines at the Mogadishu airport, a source close to the investigation told CNN, raising concerns about security measures at airports across Africa and internationally.
The Pope, the Donald and the wall
Imagine this split screen: On one side is Donald Trump, repeating his campaign pledge to build a big wall between the United States and Mexico. On the other is Pope Francis, kneeling to pray for the thousands of undocumented immigrants who died trying to cross the border.
A prayer, a promise and a career change
I thought my career was set when I was 22.
North Korean army chief executed
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