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Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations
For a decade, Venezuela offered cheap oil at favorable rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela's economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.
Nigerians Await Results Of Closely-Contested Election
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs at the State Department, about the latest on Nigeria's elections.
Airstrikes In Yemen Intensify, Hit Refugee Camp
Airstrikes intensified as Houthi rebels advanced on the port city of Aden. Aid agencies say one airstrike killed dozens at a refugee camp, while Yemeni officials blamed rebel shelling.
Bangladeshi Blogger, Known As Free-Thinker, Violently Killed In Dhaka
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Zafar Sobhan, editor of the English-language Dhaka Tribune, for more on the death of a Bangladeshi blogger who was murdered near his home in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday.
Iran Talks Shed Light On Nuclear Tensions Between India, Pakistan
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Frank O'Donnell, a doctoral candidate at King's College London, about how nuclear powers India and Pakistan manage their bilateral relationship.
Iranian Nuclear Talks Continue As Preliminary Deadline Looms
NPR's Audie Cornish learns the latest in the nuclear talks with Iran and six world powers taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland. Their deadline to reach a preliminary agreement is midnight Tuesday.
Why Are Chinese Artists Representing Kenya At The Venice Biennale?
Kenya will participate in the Venice Biennale, the prestigious art show that opens on May 9. But only two of the artists representing Kenya will be Kenyan. Most aren't even African ? they're Chinese.
After Reelection Win, Netanyahu Faces Demands From Right-Wing Base
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to form a center-right government following the election. But pressure from President Obama might make Netanyahu back off some campaign pledges.
Cholita, An Abused Bear In Peru, Gets A New Home In Colorado
An animal welfare group says it now has permission to bring the Andean bear to a sanctuary in Colorado along with more than 30 lions that have been removed from circuses.
Ex-Israeli Leader Ehud Olmert Found Guilty Of Corruption
Monday's decision reversed a 2012 ruling that had acquitted the former prime minister. He was convicted last year on separate corruption charges.
An Unexpected Wilderness Cam At Britain's 10 Downing Street
A fox slinked past the door of the famous London residence on Monday. A cat and a dog also appeared. Photographers captured the scene as they awaited the prime minister's news conference.
Bill Gates Tells The World: Get Ready For The Next Epidemic
In a strongly worded essay in The New England Journal of Medicine, the philanthropist calls for a global system to respond to future medical emergencies. We ask experienced Ebola hands to weigh in.
Oops: World Leaders' Personal Data Mistakenly Released
An Australian immigration official accidentally exposed passport details, dates of birth and other personal information for 31 world leaders during last year's the G-20 summit in Brisbane.
Bangladeshi Blogger Hacked To Death; 2 Students Arrested
Washiqur Rahman's killing comes a month after a deadly attack by Islamists on Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy in the country's capital.
Germanwings Crash: Co-Pilot Was Treated For Suicidal Tendencies
But a prosecutor says "documents don't show any hints of [Andreas Lubitz] being suicidal or being aggressive toward other people." The plane crash last week killed 150 people. > War Room

What ?Veep? got right about our government
It obliterates mainstream myths by showing the government isn't full of geniuses -- and the public isn't all morons
Sequester could hamper Wall Street investigations
... which were going so well
What would happen without a moderator?
Jim Lehrer's soft touch approach last week stirs memories of a 20-year-old experiment: the moderator-less debate
Study: ?47 percent? not hurting Mitt
A new study suggests his remarks might not spell doom, but there could be a silver lining for Obama
Elizabeth Warren is winning
Barack Obama isn't the only Democratic candidate to get a real boost from Charlotte
Did Warren beat the Cowboys?
Her speech was a big hit in Charlotte, but she may have been a victim of something totally beyond her control
The ghosts of 2009
Miscalculations about the depth of the crisis early in Obama?s term continue to provide ammunition for the GOP
A knack for screwing up the easy stuff
The Eastwood/chair insanity isn?t the first time the Romney team has mucked up something simple
Obama, Romney and the empathy gap
Why blurring his policy differences with Obama might not be enough to save Romney on Medicare
Will Todd Akin play ball?
The effort by panicked Republicans to push him out calls to mind a Democratic nightmare from 10 years ago
The new Zell Miller
Artur Davis, who?s rebranded himself as a Republican, will speak at the GOP convention
What Pelosi and Romney have in common
They both see Paul Ryan as their deliverance, but for very different reasons
President Ryan ? the truth behind Mitt?s flub
Romney's slip aside, it?s not a stretch to say Paul Ryan would be ?the next president? if the GOP ticket wins
Paul Ryan and the right?s long game
The V.P. selection of conservative dreams is about a lot more than boosting the GOP's chances this fall
The smell of panic
If this summer had gone the way Mitt hoped it would, he'd never be teaming up with Paul Ryan today - World delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.

Yemen: Foreign boots could hit the ground soon in fight against Houthis
At any moment, Saudi troops could march through Yemen, heating up an already intense conflict that could have ramifications across the Middle East.
How chaos could spiral into all-out regional war
Foreign intervention in Yemen's chaos has dramatically raised the stakes in the Arabian Peninsula, threatening to expand what is already a civil war into a conflict pitting Iran against Saudi Arabia and an Arab coalition.
Yemen: Who's joining Saudi Arabia's fight against the Houthis?
Who are the Houthis?
A Shiite militia known as the Houthis, have swept into power in Yemen.
Opinion: Was the Middle East better off with its dictators?
Was the Middle East better off under dictatorships? It is certainly tempting to think so when one looks at conflicts in the region today, from Yemen to Libya to Syria.
Opinion: Why Yemen has come undone
It shouldn't come as a surprise that Yemen has collapsed -- again. A country that has split and been pulled together before, has the youngest and fastest growing population in the region, is running low on oil and water, and possesses a "personalist" government rather than stable institutions, was on the top of every expert's list as the fragile state most likely to fail next.
Turkish Airlines plane diverted after 'bomb' note found
A Turkish Airlines flight carrying 256 passengers was diverted Monday after a note with the word "bomb" written on it was found in a lavatory, the airline said.
Germanwings co-pilot suicidal in the past
The sounds recorded on one of the "black boxes" recovered from downed Germanwings Flight 9525 firms up a theory by investigators that the co-pilot locked the captain out of the cockpit and then crashed the plane.
Guards abandon prison, inmates choose to stay
Guards abandoned a prison in Debaltseve, Ukraine, but some of the inmates chose stayed behind. CNN's Yasmin Amer reports.
Iran nuclear talks: Is Tehran backpedaling?
The world's most powerful diplomats sat down in Lausanne with Iranian nuclear negotiators on Monday for the first time since November. And uncomfortable rumblings made headlines.
CNN exclusive: Detained ISIS members speak from Iraqi jail
Sameem Sulaiman shuffles in, the cuffs usually around his ankles and wrists removed for our interview. He agreed to speak to CNN, but not once during the interview did he make eye contact, or even look up, unwilling to speak directly to a woman.
Boko Haram blamed for decapitations
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen decapitated 23 people in a raid on Buratai village in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, residents and a politician said Saturday.
U.S. Navy rescues 2 Saudi pilots
The U.S. Navy rescued two Saudi Arabia air force pilots from the Gulf of Aden, a U.S. military official said Friday.
Asteroid to orbit Earth's moon?
NASA says its Asteroid Redirect Mission will allow it to conduct tests that are essential to preparing humans for future deep-space flights.
Somalia hotel siege" 20 killed
A siege that started with gunmen detonating a bomb and spraying bullets in a hotel in Somalia ended Saturday with at least 20 people dead, authorities said.

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