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May 29, 2015 4 Comments

What A Nuclear Arms Deal Will Mean For Iran

Eliot Cohen, a professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University, discusses what the deal would mean, if the deadline is met.

May 29, 2015 Comment

Isabel Allende’s Ode To Her Grandparents

The Chile native is often called the world’s most widely-read Spanish language author. She was raised in her grandparents’ house.

May 29, 2015 2 Comments

The State Of Zimbabwe Today

NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton has spent a lot of time in the country, and discusses its politics and economy today, compared to yesteryear.

May 29, 2015 Comment

Sepp Blatter Wins Re-Election As FIFA President

He was re-elected despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption within soccer’s world governing body.

May 28, 2015 Comment

Behind China’s Roller Coaster Stock Market

The Shanghai Composite Index tumbled more than 6 percent today, after hitting a historic high earlier this week.

May 28, 2015 2 Comments

U.K. Wants European Union Reforms

British Prime Minister David Cameron is hoping to negotiate reforms with the E.U. before the U.K. votes on whether to remain in it.

May 27, 2015 3 Comments

In India, Heat Kills As Monsoon Season Approaches

In the capital New Delhi, 113 degree Fahrenheit temperatures have melted roadway crosswalks.

May 27, 2015 Comment

China State Council Releases Report Detailing Military Strategy

The policy document says that China’s Navy will focus on projecting power in the open seas.

May 27, 2015 2 Comments

FIFA Officials Arrested On Charges Of Bribery And Corruption

The arrests, on charges of accepting bribes and kickbacks, were made at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice.

May 26, 2015 4 Comments

France Moves To Vastly Expand Surveillance In Wake Of Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Although the country has long been critical of the Patriot Act, lawmakers are now moving to vastly expand government surveillance.

May 25, 2015 Comment

Presidential Elections In Burundi Delayed

Amidst violent protests and a coup attempt, the president of Burundi has postponed the election — that was scheduled for tomorrow — until next month.

May 22, 2015 3 Comments

ISIS Gains Ground In Iraq And Syria

The extremists have seized the last Syrian-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, as well as a famous archaeological site.

May 22, 2015 Comment

Beatification Of Oscar Romero Marks Turning Point For Catholic Church

The church and El Salvador have been deeply divided over the late archbishop, who spoke out against the country’s brutal military regime.

May 22, 2015 2 Comments

Irish Voters Decide Whether To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

The referendum legalizing same-sex marriage in Ireland is expected to pass with more than two-thirds support.

May 21, 2015 Comment

Jailed Journalist Goes On Trial In Iran Next Week

The Washington Post’s Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian has been held in custody for more than a year.

May 21, 2015 Comment

Historic Syrian Site Endangered By ISIS

Palmyra is a Unesco World Heritage site and there are concerns the extremists might destroy some of the priceless ruins.

May 20, 2015 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.

May 20, 2015 6 Comments

One Young Greek Explains Why So Many Are Leaving

Alkistis Anagnostopoulou-Merkouri, a 20-year-old college student, talks about her life in Athens and why she wants to leave for good.

May 20, 2015 3 Comments

A Grim Outlook As Greece Struggles To Repay Its Debts

A government official says Greece won’t be able to make an upcoming debt repayment unless a deal is reached to unlock bailout funds.

May 19, 2015 4 Comments

Can Boston Lose Its 2024 Olympic Bid?

U.S. Olympic Committee selected Boston, but a member of the committee says “there’s no guarantee that Boston will be the city.”

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May 28 Comment

How Bits Of Pink Chewing Gum In A Pouch Changed Baseball

The story of Big League Chew starts in a bullpen, where two pitchers didn't like players' habit of chewing tobacco.

May 28 4 Comments

The Epic Rise And Fall Of BlackBerry

How does a company go from controlling half the world's smartphone market to less than 1 percent?

May 27 Comment

Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

May 27 21 Comments

Comedy Writer Brings ‘The Tweet Of God’ To Broadway

"An Act of God," starring Jim Parsons, was born out of David Javerbaum's parody Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod.