International | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

International

RSS Feed
NPR

Headed For The Butcher, Chinese Dogs Are Rescued

The Chinese have a long tradition of eating dogs. But increasingly, dogs are becoming pets. And animal rescue groups have taken to saving truckloads of dogs on the side of the road before they reach the butcher's shop.
NPR

Like The U.S., Europe Wrestles With Health Care

As the Supreme Court weighs the fate of President Obama's health care law, several European countries are also debating the future of their health care systems. They include Britain and France, nations which have had universal coverage for decades, but are having to adjust to changing demographics and rising costs.
WAMU 88.5

Friday News Roundup - International

Syria accepted a U.N. peace plan but violence persisted in the country as President Assad visited Homs; the U.S. suspended food aid to North Korea over Pyongyang's plan to launch a long-range missile; and the Pope ended his historic trip to Cuba with a call for greater freedom there. Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, Mark Mardell of the BBC and Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News.

NPR

Blogger: U.S. Shouldn't Trust Egypt's Government

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided to move ahead with the annual $1.3 billion in aid to the Egyptian military, she described the military as an important partner, especially in this period of transition. But, is the military really a partner committed to democracy, as the U.S. government says? A young blogger jailed for criticizing the Egyptian armed forces says no.
NPR

EU Deal Expected To Lower Mobile Roaming Fees

European officials have agreed to overhaul mobile roaming fees. That would allow consumers to pay less for calls, texts and mobile web services when traveling abroad. Consumer advocates are urging the EU to go further, and eliminate roaming fees altogether.
NPR

Egyptians Push To End Military's Trials Of Civilians

A young woman filed suit against the Egyptian military over forced "virginity checks" on female protesters who were arrested last year. While the woman lost her case, there is a growing campaign to put an end to the military's trials of civilians.
NPR

Still Wounded, Baghdad Hosts Arab Summit

The Arab League is meeting in Baghdad for the first time in more than 20 years. While little in the way of major policy is expected to come out of the summit, after years of violence and war, it's a marvel the summit is happening at all.

Pages