International

RSS Feed
NPR

Militias In Mexican State Keep Up Fight Against Cartel

Mexican forces are moving into the country's western state of Michoacan. The huge federal force is trying to disarm a growing number of civilian militias, which have been fighting against a ruthless drug cartel that controls much of the state.
NPR

Reports Of Arrests And Torture Under Nigeria's Anti-Gay Law

Under a shroud of secrecy, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act on Jan. 7. In Nigeria, the law has become known by many as the "Jail the Gays" law. Melissa Block speaks with Michelle Faul, the Associated Press Chief Africa Correspondent, about the law's ramifications.
NPR

Bangkok Protests Roil The Thai Economy

The prime minster of Thailand says she plans to go ahead with next month's elections, despite opposition protests that have blocked much of the center of Bangkok. The anti-government demonstrators want the current, caretaker prime minister to step down, to be replaced with an unelected "people's council". The political turmoil is also impacting the local economy.
NPR

German Farmers Fear For Europe's Bacon With U.S. Trade Deal

German farmers protested Wednesday against a free trade deal with the U.S. that could lift restrictions on American meat sold in Europe. The farmers say they are worried not just about poor quality meat but about unfair competition.
NPR

Reports Of New Video Showing U.S. Soldier Held In Afghanistan

U.S. officials have reportedly received a new "proof-of-life" video of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the first to emerge in years.
NPR

U.S. Official: Afghanistan Could Become 'Narco-Criminal State'

Despite a $7 billion effort to rid the country of opium production, more land than ever before is being used for the illicit trade, says John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction.
NPR

The 'Downton Abbey Law' Would Let British Women Inherit Titles

British hereditary peers have always been able to pass down titles and estates to their male relatives. But now Parliament is considering a bill that would allow daughters to inherit as well.
NPR

Bipartisan Report Calls Benghazi Attacks 'Preventable'

The Senate Intelligence Committee points to a failure by the State Department to provide adequate security. The panel also says that some members of Congress have mischaracterized the Obama administration's statements in the days immediately after the 2012 attacks.
NPR

$500M From Kuwait Among Pledges For Syrians Affected By War

Donor nations gathered in Kuwait City pledged tens of millions for those displaced by the more than 2-year-old civil war. The U.S. pledged $380 million, but Secretary of State John Kerry urged a political solution to the conflict.
WAMU 88.5

"The Square:" Behind The Headlines Of The Egyptian Revolution (Rebroadcast)

A new documentary takes viewers inside the Egyptian revolution, from the heady protests in Tahrir Square to the subsequent political upheaval.

Pages