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Ireland Slumps Back Into Recession, As Exports Fall

A report issued Thursday by Ireland's Central Statistics Office found that its GDP had fallen by 0.6 percent. The same report also included newly revised figures for recent quarters. As a result, the negative GDP numbers in two or more quarters satisfies the definition of a recession.

In Symbolic Move, U.S. Cuts Trade Privileges For Bangladesh

The immediate practical impact of the U.S. decision on the country's garment industry is expected to be minimal. But it could affect the EU's thinking on more wide-ranging trade benefits.

Hopes And Fears For The Future Of The World With Ted Koppel

The conflict in Syria rages on, the United States' relationship with Iran remains strained and China is taking hold as an emerging superpower. As part of TOTN's "Looking Ahead" series, NPR commentator Ted Koppel looks to the future of international relations.

Nelson Mandela Said To Be Gravely Ill

South Africa is on watch for the fate of the 94-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The ailing Mandela, an international icon known for his fight to end apartheid, has been in the hospital for several days. For the latest on his condition, Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.

The Day Nelson Mandela Walked Out Of Prison

When the anti-apartheid leader emerged from 27 years of confinement, South Africans knew their country was undergoing a seismic change. But they didn't know where it would lead them.

Obama: NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Has More Documents

President Obama also said he would not "scramble jets to get a 29-year-old hacker." Ecuador, meanwhile, said it would not negotiate with its principles.

President Obama Begins Weeklong Africa Trip

Obama arrived in Senegal on Wednesday night and also plans to visit South Africa and Tanzania. He is expected to emphasize democracy and security during his trip.

Same-Sex Marriage, Around The World

The United States joins 13 other countries where same-sex marriage is legal.

Racing Pigeon Has Poor Sense Of Direction

A pigeon that set out on what was to be a 600 mile race in Japan, lost his way and ended up landing 5,000 miles across the Pacific in Canada. When it was found on Vancouver Island, the bird was exhausted and very skinny.

Israeli Political Leaders Disagree On 2-State Peace Solution

Secretary of State John Kerry returns to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan this week to continue to press Israeli and Palestinian leaders to sit down at the negotiating table. But in the run-up to this visit, two Israeli ministers have come out against the two-state solution that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he supports.