International

RSS Feed
NPR

Volunteer Groups Step In To Rescue Migrants En Route To Greek Islands

More than 62,000 migrants crossed to Europe by boat in January alone — almost all of them landing on Greek islands after perilous journeys from the Turkish coast. Three hundred and sixty people have died while making that crossing. NPR takes us on a boat that is trying to stop that from happening.
NPR

Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: 'More War' Will Not Fix Syrian Conflict

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel about U.S. policy in Syria. Since leaving office, Hagel has been critical of the Obama administration, which he says lost credibility by not acting when the Syrian regime crossed a "red line" and used chemical weapons on civilians.
NPR

Landmark Deal Protects Over 9 Million Acres Of Canadian Rain Forest

The agreement reached between aboriginal groups known as First Nations, environmental groups and logging companies designates 85 percent of the forest land as permanently protected from logging.
NPR

Rogue Drones? Unleash The Eagles

Police in the Netherlands are helping train eagles to snatch wayward drones from the sky. Yes, there's video.
NPR

BP Earnings Plunge 91 Percent In 4th Quarter

Global oil and gas price drops have done a number on BP's net income, which fell to $196 million from $2.2 billion in the year-ago quarter. The company plans to cut thousands more jobs.
NPR

Dutch Police Enlist Eagle To Take Down Drone

Dutch authorities are going after illegally operated drones. They released a dramatic video of an eagle swooping into the air and snatching an unsuspecting drone right out of the sky.
NPR

How Many Zika Cases Are There In Venezuela: 4,000 Or 400,000?

It depends who you ask. But Venezuela could be the next ground zero for Zika. And government information is in short supply. So are doctors, medicines and even mosquito repellent.
NPR

House Panel To Get An Update On Security In Afghanistan

Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is set to appear before a House panel on Tuesday for what's expected to be a contentious report about the progress of the war.
NPR

A Site Where Traditional Artisans Can Sell Their Works To The World

Novica, a website that bills itself as the Etsy of the developing world, features more than 18,000 artisans from remote areas to whom the company has paid out more than $66.5 million.
NPR

WHO: Birth Defect Linked To Zika Virus Is 'Public Health Emergency'

The concern is not the virus itself but the cluster of brain-damaged babies born to pregnant women who had been infected with the mosquito-borne disease.

Pages