If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.
Julian Assange is still holed up in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, but Ecaudor’s foreign minister said Thursday that the WikiLeaks founder is being granted asylum in the Latin American country.
The question remains though, will Britain allow Assange to leave the embassy, go to the airport and leave the country? Assange entered the embassy in June to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning on sexual assault allegations. He says he’s afraid he would be eventually extradited to the US to face espionage charges because WikiLeaks released thousands of classified US diplomatic cables.
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.