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A Primer On The Sanctions Against Russia

The sanctions are limited, but have already have had some impact. In the words of Russia's finance minister, they are "definitely a negative" for how Russia's economy is perceived.

Malaysian Prime Minister Announces Airliner Went Down

It's now believed that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 "ended" in the southern Indian Ocean, the premier said. Relatives of those onboard were informed that all lives were lost.

U.S. Sending More Troops To Hunt For Ugandan Warlord Joseph Kony

The leader of the tiny Lord's Resistance Army is wanted for turning young captives into soldiers and for brutality that stretches across several nations. Social media helped spread the word about him.

Has Obama Done Enough In Response To Russia's Takeover Of Crimea?

President Obama's European trip is so far dominated by Russia's annexation of Crimea. Former Obama administration staffer Corey Ealons and former Pentagon advisor Mario Loyola weigh in.

Which Artwork Is A Metaphor For The Current Global Condition?

President Obama took a moment from his European tour to stroll through Amsterdam's spectacular Rijksmuseum. That got NPR's Ari Shapiro wondering about which painting captures the current global mood.

Egyptian Court Sentences More Than 500 Morsi Supporters To Die

The court found 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters guilty of killing one police officer in a riot last year. It is being described as the country's largest-ever mass sentencing.

Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace

An international relations scholar is using her students' love of food to teach them about global conflicts. It's a form of winning hearts and minds that's gaining traction among world governments.
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A Renewed Search For Joseph Kony

President Barack Obama ordered a new push in the hunt for the warlord Joseph Kony in Uganda, sending U.S. military aircraft for the first time.


Japan To Turn Over Nuclear Stockpile To U.S. For Safe Keeping

Tokyo had long maintained the cache of highly enriched uranium and weapons-grade plutonium for research purposes. The deal is a major nonproliferation victory for the White House.

Analysis Shows Flight 370 'Ended' In Indian Ocean, Malaysia Says

Prime Minister Najib Razak says new analysis by satellite company Inmarsat shows that the plane took a southerly route toward an area off western Australia "far from any landing sites."