In a charming tradition, hundreds gather regularly to sing folk songs in an underground station in the Ukrainian capital. It's an older crowd — some shuffle, some move at a stately pace, and some are as lively as the day they learned those steps.
British news executives go to trial Monday following the phone hacking and bribery scandal that sank Rupert Murdoch's News of the World. The trial is expected to reveal details of the uncomfortably cozy relationship between the media and political elites.
Mohammed ElBaradei, the former head of the UN nuclear agency, had been accused of betraying the national trust of Egypt. He resigned as Egypt's interim vice president this summer, after a crackdown on backers of Mohammed Morsi.
Members of the European Parliament will be in Washington on Monday to discuss reports that the NSA used U.S. officials' Rolodexes to create lists of phone numbers to monitor. Intelligence officials will make a separate visit from Germany, whose Chancellor Angela Merkel was reportedly a surveillance target.
"I went to the grocery store," one Saudi woman who drove Saturday says. Her act defies a ban on Saudi female drivers; women took to the streets Saturday as part of a push to allow women to get driver's licenses.
Andy Ricker spent years eating in roadside restaurants, noodle stands and home kitchens across Thailand before opening his first restaurant, Pok Pok, in Portland, Ore. But he avoids using words like "traditional" and "authentic" when talking about this food. He'd rather call it "accurate."
In an unusual display of anger at the U.S., Saudi Arabian officials have sharply criticized the Obama administration's policies in the Middle East, saying Washington has not done enough to support Syria's rebels or bring about peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Host Scott Simon speaks to NPR's Deborah Amos.
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