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Tillerson Makes Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes an unannounced trip to Afghanistan. NPR's Michele Kelemen is traveling with Tillerson and speaks with Rachel Martin about his visit and message.
State Department Reportedly Revokes Visa Of Magnitsky Act Campaigner
Bill Browder lobbied Congress for passage of the 2012 law that targets Russian officials close to Vladimir Putin who are thought to be responsible for the prison death of attorney Sergei Magnitsky.
Dubai Jails, Then Frees, Scottish Tourist Over Touching Man In A Bar
One day after a Dubai court ordered Scottish tourist Jamie Harron to spend three months in jail over touching a man as he passed him in a bar, Dubai's ruler has ordered Harron freed.
Questions Swirl: What Was The U.S. Military Doing In Niger?
Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Tom Bowman about the operation and what went wrong, and to Ridal Lyammouri, who has worked and lived in that area of Africa doing analysis for U.S. agencies in the region.
Montreal Man Says He'll Challenge $149 Ticket For Screaming
Taoufik Moalla was driving along jamming to "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" ? the 90s hit by C+C Music Factory when he was pulled over by a cop for singing too loudly.
Somali Community Takes Stock Of Truck Bombing That Killed Hundreds
It's been a little more than a week since a truck bomb exploded in the middle of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, killing more than 350 people. Some hope the attack will unite Somalis.
U.N. Commissioner Wants U.S. To Show Leadership On Refugee Crisis
Rachel Martin talks to U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Flilippo Grandi, who wants the U.S. to help the record numbers who have fled their homes, and to solve the conflicts that drove them out.
Bergdahl Sentencing Hearing Begins Monday In Fort Bragg, N.C.
In 2009, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his combat post in Afghanistan. He has pleaded guilty to two serious charges. The judge could let Bergdahl walk free or sentence him to life in prison.
News Brief: The White House Refocuses, Bergdahl's Sentencing Hearing
President Trump plans to tackle taxes and the opioid crisis this week. And, former Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will be sentenced after pleading guilty to desertion charges.
China Shuts Down Tens Of Thousands Of Factories In Unprecedented Pollution Cr...
After decades of doing little about the pollution that has plagued much of the country, China's government is temporarily shutting down entire industrial regions to inspect for violations.
Japan's Prime Minister Isn't Popular, But His Coalition Won A Supermajority
Despite lukewarm support as a leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party handily defeated upstart opponents in a snap general election on Sunday.
A Visit To A Refugee Camp, Where Rohingya Are Living In Sordid Conditions
Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh since August to escape persecution and what some are calling ethnic cleansing. Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times recently returned from a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh and tells NPR's Lakshmi Singh what he witnessed. ADVISORY: This interview contains graphic language.
Tillerson's Mideast Agenda
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on a diplomatic push in the Mideast to help Syria and Iraq rebuild after what the Trump administration says are major victories over ISIS.
Kenya's Presidential Election Rerun Further Fuels Political Crisis
The rerun elections are scheduled for Thursday. But there's one big problem: Kenya's opposition leader is calling for a boycott, and the elections chief says he can't guarantee a fair election.
Japanese Elections Strengthen Abe, Reward His Gamble
A month ago, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap-election, despite his dismal approval ratings over the summer. Exit polls show his party taking a clear majority of seats in parliament.
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Shinzo Abe on track for landslide victory, exit polls show
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling coalition are on course for a landslide win in Sunday's parliamentary elections, exit polls show.
Polls open in Japan's snap general election
Japanese voters are casting their ballots in a snap general election. CNN's Natalie Allen speaks with journalist Kaori Enjoji for the details.
Outsider party looks to upstage Japan's Abe
Japanese politicians spring into campaign mode Tuesday as the countdown to the country's snap general election -- scheduled for October 22 -- begins.
Japanese leader calls for early election
Japanese leader Shinzo Abe has called an early election to take advantage of higher opinion polls to secure a stronger mandate as the country prepares to respond to increasing threats from North Korea.
Japan's economy faces huge challenges
Is Japan's problem-plagued economy finally turning a corner?
Goldman Sachs CEO is trolling Britain over Brexit
Lloyd Blankfein doesn't think Brexit is going very well.
'Psychopathic' hedge fund bosses make less $
Google, a company that's built everything from a search engine to a self-driving car, will now try its hand at a city neighborhood.
These airline stocks doubled, rivals flopped
It's either feast or famine for European airlines.
Nissan halts production of cars sold in Japan
Nissan has suspended production of cars for its home market over safety concerns.
How a month of hurricane nightmares changed Puerto Rico -- and me
I am writing this in the dark. The hotel doesn't have power, and one of the generators failed. I had to walk up 10 flights of stairs to get to my hotel room because the elevators don't work. The lights have been flickering all night.
Quebec bars people with face coverings from getting public services
Quebec's lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would require public workers and citizens seeking government services to have their faces uncovered.
About 1 million Americans without running water. 3 million without power. Thi...
After Hurricane Maria toppled the bridge that connects him to the rest of civilization and ripped the roof and walls off his house here in the central mountains of Puerto Rico, Ramón Sostre raised a weathered American flag above the wreckage.
A better library can change a child's life
In 1999, Rebecca Constantino began doing a study at schools across Los Angeles.
She gives book collections a boost
Rebecca Constantino's nonprofit, Access Books, provides books and refurbishes libraries for low-income schools across California.
Helping at-risk youth tell their stories
Several times a week, a security officer lets Harry Grammer through the gates of Camp Gonzales, a juvenile detention center in Los Angeles.
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