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Expanded Panama Canal Debuts At A Difficult Time For International Shipping
Troubled by delays and more than a billion dollars over budget, the new Panama Canal took more than a decade to build. Can the project payoff amid a changing and slumping shipping industry?
How Will 'Brexit' Affect London's Status As A Global Financial Center?
When the U.K. voted to leave the EU, a lot of questions were left unanswered. London banks do an enormous amount of international business, but with the doors to Europe shutting that could change.
U.K's Decision To Leave The EU Ushers In Regret And Disarray
The Conservative and Labour Parties are facing shake-ups, businesses and financial markets are seeking reassurances and there's little clarity about when and how this disengagement will take place.
'Brexit' Results Revive Talk Of Scotland's Bid For Independence
Scotland wants to remain in the European Union ? even if Britain leaves. Steve Inskeep talks to Alex Salmond, a member of the British House of Commons and former first minister of Scotland
In Spain, Voters Lean Toward Conservatives' Safety And Security
Spain's elections on Sunday were the first in Europe since Britain's vote to leave the EU. It appears that drove Spanish voters toward the perceived safety and security of incumbent conservatives.
Church Should Apologize To Gays, Pope Francis Says
The pope, who's ushered in a more welcoming attitude toward homosexuals, says the Catholic Church should seek forgiveness for its mistreatment of gays. His comments came during a flight from Armenia.
With U.K. Leaving, EU Must Contain Contagious Effect, Rottgen Says
Linda Wertheimer talks to Norbert Rottgen, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Germany's Bundestag, about the U.K. decision to leave the European Union.
More Songs From Your 'Brexit' Mixtape
Following the aftermath of the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union, listeners share more of their post-'Brexit' songs.
During Ramadan In Cairo, It's Eat, Pray, Drum
Drummers travel Cairo's streets every morning during the Ramadan holiday month and wake people for their pre-dawn meal. NPR's Leila Fadel went along with one of them.
'Brexit' Songs: Here Are Your Picks
Yesterday we asked for your picks for the songs that represent the feeling in the U.K. right now. Here are some of your suggestions.
'Brain Drain' As Educated Young People Leave Venezuela
The Venezuela crisis has been creating a diaspora, as young educated Venezuelans move abroad for better opportunities. Maria Alesia Sosa is one of those. She's now a journalist in Miami.
Running Out Of Food, Medicine And Patience In Venezuela
Venezuela is in crisis as inflation worsens and many grocery stores are empty, triggering riots. Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez of the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional explains how it reached this point.
Amid Housing Shortage, Berlin Bans Short-Term Rentals
The Berlin government has imposed a ban on short-term rentals using sites like Airbnb. They say rentals are causing a housing shortage and high rents ? but renters say they are being scapegoated.
'Brexit' Repercussions Continue In U.K. Politics
Several leading members of Britain's Labor Party have resigned and Scottish leaders are considering pulling out of the U.K. Journalist David Torrance has the latest on the 'Brexit' vote fallout.
Expanded Canal Opens In Panama
After about a decade of construction and a $5 billion price tag, a new, bigger canal has opened in Panama. It's been a source of national pride for Panamanians.
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Opinion: Brexit leaves UK more divided than ever
The referendum vote to quit the European Union has left the United Kingdom a more divided society than ever before.
EU leaders demand quick UK exit as economic fallout grows
European Union leaders are set to hold talks Saturday with calls for Britain to begin negotiating its exit "immediately."
Britain's Labour Party thrown into turmoil
The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party has vowed not to step down amid challenges to his leadership as the fallout from the UK's momentous vote to leave the European Union continues.
Now comes #Regrexit: UK voters voice doubt over referendum choice
From Brexit to #Regrexit -- an online petition demanding a second referendum on Britain's decision to leave the EU is nearing 1.5 million signatures.
Why the Brits did it: Many blame migrants, elitism, lost sense of history
The message from the shires of England is that they no longer trust their leadership. A divide has opened; centers of cosmopolitan wealth are at odds with their council estate and country-living cousins. It is not about wealth, it is about history -- about who the British think they are.
Biggest step backward since World War II?
Britain voting to leave the European Union is the worst step backward for Europe -- and for Western Civilization -- since the end of World War II, writes Charles Kaiser
A visual guide to the UK's dramatic decision
Chasing 'El Chapo': Prison breaks, hideaways and life on the lam
The notorious cartel boss hid in a laundry cart the first time he broke out of prison -- or so the story goes.
Rainbows break out across the world for Pride
LGBT citizens around the globe flock to parades and other gatherings as they celebrate gay pride.
London, NY celebrate Pride after Orlando shooting
Dozens of cities around the world are donning the colors of the rainbow this weekend.
Euro 2016: France defeats Republic of Ireland
France booked its place in the quarterfinals of Euro 2016 after surviving an almighty scare against the Republic of Ireland on Sunday.
Iraqi general: 'The battle for Falluja is over'
A senior Iraqi general has announced on state TV that the battle for Falluja is over as Iraqi troops retook the final ISIS holdout in the city.
Beijing is sinking, study says
Beijing residents have put up with choking smog, trash-filled rivers and toxic running tracks. Now they have another concern -- sinking.
Kerry meets Netanyahu, but don't expect much
With the clock running out on his time in office and violence between Israelis and Palestinians dimming the prospects of a Mideast peace deal, Secretary of State John Kerry will try this weekend to salvage one of his most important key foreign policy initiatives as international pressure mounts for a resumption of talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
Donald Trump's shifting positions on Muslim ban
Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States has been a central issue of his campaign -- but he has described the ban differently in the weeks since the mass shooting in Orlando.
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