International | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

International

RSS Feed
NPR

Israel Presents Itself As Haven For Gay Community

Israel's government is backing a public-relations campaign styling the country as a haven for the gay community. Israel offers many legal protections to gays in a region that is typically hostile to them. But activists say the progress came in spite of — not because of — the government
NPR

Outside Countries Disagree On Next Steps In Syria

As conditions within Syria deteriorate and civil war seems increasingly likely, other countries disagree about what to do. Robert Siegel speaks with former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg. Steinberg is now a dean of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.
NPR

Economic Crisis Looms Larger In Spain Than Greece

Spain may be the most problematic country in the Eurozone at the moment. Recession is deepening in the European Union's fourth-largest economy, borrowing costs are soaring and banks find themselves in ever more turbulent waters. Robert Siegel talks with Fred Bergsten, director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, about how Spain found itself in this mess, and what the consequences are for the rest of Europe.
NPR

'Cricket Comes First,' India's Tendulkar Says After Joining Parliament

"I will focus on my cricket and as [to] when I stop playing cricket, I don't know," said the Indian superstar, after being sworn in. He was appointed to a seat in the upper house. Imagine Peyton Manning playing while serving in the Senate.
NPR

Prince Philip Hospitalized As Precaution, Diamond Jubilee Festivities Continue

Queen Elizabeth II's husband has a bladder infection. He'll miss the last two days of Britain's four-day celebration marking the queen's 60th year on the throne.
NPR

'Obama's Secret Wars' Against America's Threats

New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger details how President Obama accelerated the use of innovative weapons to fight the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and sped up a wave of cyberattacks against Iran to destroy its nuclear centrifuges.

Pages