International

RSS Feed
NPR

Canadian Diplomats Are Ready If Aliens Come Calling

The International Raelian Movement formally submitted a proposal in Ottawa for an embassy. Canada's foreign minister responded via twitter by appointing his deputy "intergalactic ambassador."
NPR

Bloodiest Region In Mexico? Right Across From McAllen, Texas

In Reynosa, there is an internal fight among factions of the powerful Gulf Cartel. Mexico's government has sent in troops to quell the violence which has claimed more than 100 lives since April.
NPR

Taliban Claim Responsibility For Karachi Airport Attack

Gunmen attacked Pakistan's international airport in Karachi Sunday night. At least 23 people are dead, including airport guards and the 10 militants said to be behind the attack.
NPR

How A Lack Of Toilets Puts India's Women At Risk Of Assault

The rape and lynching of two girls has caused an uproar and focused attention on sexual assaults. A lack of toilets forces women and girls to go outside at night, where they are vulnerable to attack.
NPR

Hopping From Venezuela To Colombia To Evade Currency Controls

Venezuelans in need of U.S. dollars are restricted by government controls in the amount they can purchase legally. So many head across the border to Colombia. Hundreds of money-changers are at work in the border town of Cucuta, which also sets the exchange rate for the black market in Venezuela.
NPR

The World Cup Reminds Us That All The World's A Soccer Field

It doesn't matter if it's Asia or Africa or Central America, kids make a goal out of something, throw out a ball and the game is on.
NPR

Karachi Airport Attacked By Gunmen; At Least 23 Reported Dead

The military was called in but the fighting is now said to be over. Pakistan's largest city has been a frequent site of militant attacks.
NPR

In Colombia, FARC Rebels Declare Unilateral Cease-Fire

Meanwhile, during peace talks in Cuba, the government and rebels have agreed to set up a truth commission to investigate the victims of the five-decade long conflict.
NPR

On D-Day, The French Remember U.S. Sacrifices

World leaders gathered in Normandy this week to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. On Friday, President Obama paid tribute to U.S. servicemen at the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer.
NPR

Pope To Host Peres And Abbas For Peace Meeting

Israeli and Palestinian presidents will meet at the Vatican on Sunday for an "intense prayer session" with Pope Francis. European correspondent Sylvia Poggioli sets the scene with NPR's Rachel Martin.

Pages