Syrians have lived under surveillance and emergency law for years, but after 15 months of anti-government protest and a brutal response by the regime, the killings have changed people. The impulse to speak out, at least in the capital Damascus, is getting stronger, especially among the young.
On Thursday, the Mexican Navy triumphantly presented a man they said was the son of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Today, both Mexican and U.S. authorities are pointing at each other for misidentifying the man that was captured.
The 15-month uprising in Syria is proving to be one of the deadliest conflicts in the Arab Spring, and the international community has been unable to help stem the violence. As NPR's Jackie Northam reports, analysts say the situation in Syria is drawing comparisons to the war in Bosnia in the 1990s.
The soccer game between Greece and Germany in Poland Friday was always about more than just sport. There's a lot of friction between these two nations, thanks to the eurozone crisis. Plus, NPR's Philip Reeves reports, this was a crucial game: The winner goes through to the semifinals of the European Championship.
With the euro-crisis well into its third year, the leaders of the four major eurozone countries tried once again in Rome to reach agreement on how to salvage the single currency. For the first time, the focus shifted away from austerity to growth and job creation. But as NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports, agreement was not reached on how to end the sovereign debt crisis.
The international conference dedicated to alleviating poverty and leaving the planet livable was the biggest U.N. conference ever, but it may also have been one of the biggest duds. As the organizer put it, "equally unhappy means equally happy."
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court declared three of the four parts in Arizona's immigration law unconstitutional. But having Arizona police check the immigration status in the normal course of duty is still very much allowed.
The latest Taliban attack was not on a military installation or a government building. It was on a lakeside resort that attracted Afghan families. NPR's Ahmad Shafi was a visitor there just last month.
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