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Israel's U.S. Ambassador: We're Fighting In Surgical Fashion

Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer talks to Steve Inskeep about what it will take to stop the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from escalating further.

China Indicts GlaxoSmithKline Investigators

Prosecutors in Shanghai have charged a British detective and his American wife with illegally buying and selling personal information about Chinese citizens.

Italian Workers Try To Refloat Capsized Costa Concordia

The cruise liner struck a reef in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people. The ship's captain is being tried on charges of manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning ship.

Russia's Annexation Of Crimea Worries Baltic Nation Of Latvia

President Putin said he was acting to protect the rights of ethnic Russians in Crimea. Latvians fear Russia could use the Russian-speaking population to exert destabilizing pressure on their country.

Brazilian Police Move In On Sunday's World Cup Protesters

There had been concern in the lead-up to the World Cup that the protests in Brazil would get worse as the tournament went on. But that didn't happen — until the final protest on Sunday turned violent.

Fighting Between Israel And Gaza Spans 1 Week

Thousands of Palestinian residents are taking shelter. The fighting shows no signs of slowing, despite international calls for a ceasefire and growing concerns about the mounting civilian death toll.

Palestinian Authority Bears Brunt Of West Bank Outrage

Political strife and unrest are powerful backdrops in the work of Palestinian writer Adania Shibli. She talks to Steve Inskeep about the mood in Ramallah.

Late-Game Goal Gives Germany World Cup Win Over Argentina

Germany takes home the 2014 World Cup title after a 1-0 win over Argentina on Sunday. It was a tense match that saw a lot of action but no score for more than 90 minutes of play.

Palestinians With Foreign Passports Leave Gaza As Attacks Continue

The conflict between Israel and Hamas continued, with intensifying Israeli air strikes against in Gaza and Hamas rocket fire aimed at Israel. More than 160 people have been killed so far.

Kurdish Authorities Plan Referendum On Independence From Iraq

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Middle East correspondent Leila Fadel about the rift between Iraqi Kurds and Iraq's central government in Baghdad.