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Spanish Authorities Continue Hunt For Suspects In Barcelona Attacks
Officials claim to have dismantled the jihadi cell responsible for the vehicle attacks that killed 14 people, but say they are continuing a manhunt for three suspects still at large.
From Greece, A Message In A Bottle Reaches Isolated Gaza
Vacationers from England tossed the bottle into the Mediterranean. It floated nearly 500 miles and into the net of a Palestinian fisherman. He said it was the first piece of mail he had ever received.
Investigation Continues Into Spanish Attacks
Authorities in Spain say a 12-member cell was behind the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, as well as an earlier explosion.
Counterterrorism Efforts In Spain
As Spain reels from deadly attacks this week, NPR's Scott Simon talks to Juan Zarate from the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the Spanish counterterrorism approach.
Explaining, Again, The Nazis' True Evil
NPR's Scott Simon tackles the painful legacy of the Nazi party and the enduring symbols of hatred used throughout history's atrocities against humanity, recently on display in Charlottesville.
How To Buy A Goat When You're Really Poor? Join A 'Merry-Go-Round'
Skeptics say if you hand cash to the impoverished, they'll mismanage it. But it turns out, many poor people are great at saving ? thanks to this ingenious system.
Venezuela's Pro-Maduro Assembly Seizes Congressional Powers
The move Friday marks a new milestone in President Nicolas Maduro's campaign to consolidate power, giving the lawmaking power of the opposition-packed congress to the legislative superbody he created.
Terrorist Cell Responsible For Vehicle Attacks In Spain Originally Planned A ...
Police in Spain say the vehicle attacks that killed 14 people in Barcelona and Cambrils were carried out by a terrorist cell that had been originally planning a series of bombings.
2 Dead In Stabbing Attack In Turku, Finland
Police say they have apprehended a suspect after shooting him in the leg, and it's not clear what his motivations were. Six other people were injured in the attack about 100 miles from the capital.
Is AI More Threatening Than North Korean Missiles?
Tesla CEO Elon Musk last week warned that AI is an enormous threat. There can be no doubt that the advent of smart, rather than smart-ish, machines, is a long way off, though, says blogger Alva NoŽ.
'Today Is A Day Of Mourning': Remembering The Victims Of Spain's Terror Attacks
An American has been confirmed as one of at least 14 people killed. More than 100 others were injured. In all, victims came from at least 34 nations. Here's a portrait of the lives lost.
Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem
Many images that have been traditionally used to depict the Black Death are, in fact, not images of the plague at all. Now, a group of dedicated historians are trying to correct the record.
From Israel, Quiet Efforts Are Underway To Aid Civilians In Syria
The two countries have fought each other in the past and technically remain in a state of war. But both the Israeli military and private organizations are quietly delivering humanitarian aid.
What We Know: Multiple Terrorist Attacks Hit Spain
In the search for the perpetrators, Moussa Oukabir, who's reportedly 17, emerged as a key figure. He's a dual citizen of Morocco and Spain, police say.
At Least 4 Arrested In Connection With Spain Attacks
A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the attacks in northeastern Spain that killed 14 and more than 100. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Fiona Govan of The Local Spain.
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Spain attacks: Police hunt Barcelona driver
An international manhunt was underway Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people in Barcelona, as police probed the wreckage of a suspected bomb factory for clues to the cell behind two terror attacks in Spain.
Spain was under threat long before attacks, experts say
Spaniards have expressed shock over two deadly terror attacks that hit the region of Catalonia just hours apart, having enjoyed years of calm since a decades-long separatist insurgency burned out.
Is Europe still a safe travel destination?
The threat of terrorism has become a grim fact of life for parts of Europe.
Witness: Attack sent 'tidal wave' of people running from scene
People on the scene recount what it was like as a van plowed through a crowded plaza in a popular Barcelona area
Finland attack: Several people stabbed in Turku
Police in Finland have shot and arrested a suspect after several people were injured in a stabbing spree in the southwestern city of Turku.
More than 400 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides
The death toll from this week's devastating mudslides in Sierra Leone has passed 400, with hundreds of people still missing, a government tourism minister told CNN.
American, Canadian, Italians named as victims in Barcelona attack
Details of the victims of twin terror attacks in Spain are slowly emerging, with an American, three Italians and a Canadian among those identified as among the dead.
First lady asks for diplomatic immunity
Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe is seeking diplomatic immunity over allegations of assault in South Africa.
Swiss hotel asks Jewish guests to shower before entering pool
A Swiss hotel has been accused of anti-Semitism after a manager reportedly posted signs instructing Jewish guests to shower before using its pool.
32 killed in bloody night for Duterte's war on drugs
Thirty-two suspected drug dealers were killed in shootouts across one province in the Philippines on Tuesday, police said, in a bloody 24 hours for the country's war on drugs.
Vehicle attacks have taken a horrific toll since 2014
The attack on one of Barcelona's historic streets Thursday is the latest in a series of vehicle ramming incidents in the West that have killed 129 people since 2014.
'Law and order' with a wink and a nod is dangerous
"The worst part is that people got hurt," a seventy-year-old man caught up in the Charlottesville clashes told the Washington Post. "The police stood by and didn't do a g------- thing." Experts as distinguished as former Philadelphia chief Charles H. Ramsey commented on that department's failure to "have overwhelming force" on hand, and others spoke of the police appearing "outnumbered, ill-prepared and inexperienced."
Now it's Bannon unleashed
After months of controversy, Steve Bannon -- the President's chief strategist, former head of Breitbart, and one of the most controversial figures in American politics -- has been fired. CNN Opinion's Jane Carr spoke with Kurt Bardella, a former Breitbart executive, about Bannon's ouster and what comes next for the White House. This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
Icahn steps down as adviser to President Trump
'#WAR': Breitbart set to take on Trump White House
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