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Netanyahu Speech To Congress Is High-Risk, High-Reward, Analysts Say

Israelis are watching the latest spat between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the White House — which could worsen his country's global standing, but win him votes in Israel's March elections.

Ukraine Rebel Leader Claims New Attack On Mariupol

The attack follows a rebel rocket barrage that hit an open-air market in the port city, killing at least 15 civilians.

Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

'En Garde' Takes On New Urgency In A Duel With Machetes

The short film 'Papa Machete,' which is having its U.S. premiere this week at Sundance, introduces viewers to a 70-year-old Haitian farmer who's the master of a secret martial arts form.
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Q&A: Rep. Chris Van Hollen On The U.S. Talks With Cuba

Maryland Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen joined WAMU 88.5's Matt McClesky for a conversation about U.S. policy toward Cuba.


Investigation Into Paris Attack Leads Authorities To Spain

In the wake of attacks in Paris, part of the investigation into terror cells in Europe has led to Spain. One of the Paris gunmen, Amedy Coulibaly, is believed to have visited Madrid in the days before he burst into a kosher market, killing four people.

International Criminal Court To Try Former Child Soldier With War Crimes

The international criminal court in the Hague was founded to prosecute those who commit war crimes — particularly the crime of abducting and conscripting children as soldiers. But for the first time in that court's 15 year history, it's putting on trial a man who was once a victim of that same crime.

U.S. Careful Amid Turmoil And Transition In Yemen, Saudi Arabia

The White House is facing uncertainty in the wake of political turmoil in Yemen and political transition in Saudi Arabia.

Paris Attacks Refocus Attention On Homegrown Terrorist Threats

Thousands of European men and women have traveled to Syria to fight, and some have returned home — possibly battle hardened. The concern is that they haven't come back to resume their lives, but instead have been dispatched by al Qaida or the so-called Islamic State to attack the West.

U.S.-Cuba Talks First Step In Long Process Of Restoring Relations

U.S. diplomats have wrapped up two days of talks with Cuban officials — the highest-level meeting in 35 years. The aim is to start talking through how to restore diplomatic relations following the historic warming of ties announced last month by President Obama and President Raul Castro.