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March 30, 2015 Comment

As Deadline Looms, A Look At The Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks

As negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program enter a critical point, we examine the latest developments.

March 27, 2015 Comment

Oil Prices Jump After Saudi Strikes In Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s involvement in Yemen’s growing unrest has led to fears of instability in the oil market.

March 27, 2015 Comment

What We Know About The Germanwings Co-Pilot

A German prosecutor said Andreas Lubitz apparently tore up a doctor’s note excusing him from work on the day of the crash.

March 27, 2015 Comment

The Day Before Elections, Nigeria Claims A Military Victory Over Boko Haram

NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton says the timing seems rather convenient, as President Goodluck Jonathan is trying to keep his seat.

March 26, 2015 4 Comments

WWII Veterans Return ‘Good Luck Flags’ To Japanese

Tom Banse reports on the effort to return the flags taken as war souvenirs from Pacific battlefields during World War II.

March 26, 2015 Comment

Trying To De-Radicalize French Prisons

French prisons have come under the spotlight as a key recruiting ground for Islamist extremists.

March 26, 2015 Comment

Will Saturday’s Election Change Anything In Nigeria?

The opposition party has enough support to win in national elections, but would the president allow for a peaceful handover of power?

March 26, 2015 2 Comments

What We Know – And Don’t Yet Know – About The Germanwings Crash

More details are emerging about crash that killed 150 people. Authorities say the co-pilot brought the flight down intentionally.

March 26, 2015 2 Comments

Bombs Fall In Yemen And Iraq

U.S. war planes are conducting airstrikes for the first time in Tikrit, as Saudi Arabia is striking Yemen. We check in on both stories.

March 26, 2015 6 Comments

Co-Pilot ‘Intentionally’ Brought Down Germanwings Plane

A French prosecutor says co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared to want to “destroy the plane.”

March 25, 2015 Comment

Living With The Ceasefire In Eastern Ukraine

There are signs that life is returning to some sense of normalcy. The BBC’s Tom Burridge reports from Donetsk.

March 25, 2015 10 Comments

Concerns About Nuclear Weapons Go Beyond Iran

Amid all the conversation about Iran’s nuclear program, what about the countries that already have nuclear weapons?

March 25, 2015 Comment

Talks Set To Resume On Iran’s Nuclear Program

The deadline is approaching on a framework for the deal that the West hopes will prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

March 24, 2015 9 Comments

Britain’s ‘Greatest Complainer’ Doesn’t Get Mad, He Gets Even

Jasper Griegson is a complaint expert and wrote over 5,000 complaint letters on behalf of readers of the British newspaper, The Daily Express.

March 24, 2015 8 Comments

Researchers Say Global Warming Is Slowing Ocean Currents

A new study suggests that human-caused melting of polar ice has slowed down currents in the Atlantic Ocean, and that the Gulf Stream could shut down far sooner than initially predicted.

March 24, 2015 Comment

French Official: No Survivors In Alps Plane Crash

The French Prime Minister says a helicopter has managed to land near the crash site and has found there are no survivors. The plane was carrying 150 people.

March 24, 2015 Comment

After Attack, Museum Re-opening In Tunis Delayed

The planned reopening of the National Bardo Museum has been delayed until Sunday over logistical and security concerns.

March 24, 2015 2 Comments

Afghan President Meets With President Obama

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wants U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan, but President Obama has promised to pull troops out of Afghanistan by the end of his presidency.

March 23, 2015 Comment

U.S. Skaters Aim For Gold At Worlds

The World Figure Skating Championships begin this week and the Americans are trying to recover from a medal drought. Can they turn it around?

March 23, 2015 Comment

China’s Top Weather Official Warns Of Climate Change Risks

In rare public statement, Zheng Guoguang said climate change could have devastating ecological impacts on China.

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March 27 Comment

Using Poetry To Expose The Power Of Money, Class And Gender

Alissa Quart's first book of poetry is both personal and universal - inspired by work and research she has done as a journalist.

March 27 11 Comments

Yale Is Starting A VHS Archive And It’s Full Of Horror Movies

"Silent Night, Deadly Night," "Stripped to Kill" and "The Last Slumber Party" – all from the 80s – are a few of the titles.

March 26 3 Comments

Noah Baumbach On Middle Age And ‘While We’re Young’

In the writer-director's new film, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' characters befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.

March 26 Comment

How March Became Mad

The NCAA men's tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.