International

RSS Feed
NPR

Think L.A. Is Bad? Take A Drive Through Traffic-Clogged Lagos

Traffic jams in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos, are legendary. Known as 'go-slows', traffic can be stalled for hours — prime opportunities for hawkers as well as thieves.
NPR

What Was On The Table And What Got Rejected At Iran Nuclear Talks?

Iran agreed to allow U.N. inspectors access two nuclear facilities Monday. This comes after extensive nuclear talks between Iran and the a group of six foreign ministers in Geneva ended with no agreement this weekend. Following the talks, a senior U.S. official briefed Israeli journalists. Robert Siegel talks with one of those journalists, Herb Keinon, a diplomatic correspondent of The Jerusalem Post.
NPR

DRC Rebels' Surrender Could Mark New Chapter In U.N. Peacekeeping

There's been a rare bit of good news in Eastern Congo this month. One of the rebel groups that have terrorized civilians in the mineral rich part of the the Democratic Republic of Congo agreed to end its rebellion. There's still a lot of work to do to disarm the M23 and to keep other rebel movements in check. But this small victory is a boost for U.N. peacekeepers, who are under a new, tougher mandate to protect civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some experts wonder if this could be a new model for peacekeeping.
NPR

Will The French Really Pay More for 'Made in France'?

Like much of Europe, the French economy is still struggling. But a recent poll showed that more than 70 percent of the French were willing to pay more for goods made at home, and the numbers were supported by a strong turnout at a Made in France fair in Paris.
NPR

Devastation, Looting In The Philippines After Deadly Typhoon

In the Philippines, thousands are feared dead after Super Typhoon Haiyan struck last week. The destruction from the typhoon, one of the most forceful to make landfall, is enormous.
NPR

Police: Indie Musicians Killed By Former Bandmate In NYC

Police say two brothers from the Yellow Dogs, a group that originated in Tehran, Iran, were killed by a musician who had recently been kicked out of the band.
NPR

Hundreds Attend Funeral Of WWII Veteran They Didn't Know

Harold Jellicoe Percival died late last month in an English nursing home. He was 99. With few relatives, it was feared that no mourners would come to his funeral. But word spread on social media. On this Nov. 11 — Remembrance Day in the U.K. — a crowd gathered to bid him farewell.
NPR

Prince Charles: Organic Innovator, Biscuit Maker

Two decades ago, the heir to the throne of England foresaw the potential and value in organic agriculture. The first product Duchy Originals launched was the Oaten Biscuit, and it's still a top seller today.
NPR

'Ferrari Of Space' Crashes And Burns In Earth's Atmosphere

More than a ton of advanced electronics crashed into Earth's atmosphere Sunday night, when the European GOCE orbiter ended its four-year mission. When it re-entered the atmosphere over the South Atlantic Ocean, most of the 2,425-pound craft disintegrated; about 25 percent did not.
NPR

'Stop This Madness,' Tearful Filipino Pleads At Climate Talks

Distraught over the devastation wreaked on his nation by Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines' representative at a global climate change conference said he will fast during the 11-day forum. Yeb Sano links weather catastrophes of recent years to global warming.

Pages