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May 24, 2016 Comment

When Is 2:00 Actually 2:15? Punctuality Around The World

Have you ever shown up for a 10 o’clock meeting at 10 o’clock and found that no one else was there?

May 24, 2016 Comment

Greece Authorities Begin Moving Migrants From A Border Camp

Migrants have been stranded at the makeshift Idomeni camp since March.

May 24, 2016 Comment

How A City, And A Family, Have Changed Since The End Of The Vietnam War

Tony Nong has seen firsthand how the country has changed since the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

May 23, 2016 Comment

Booking A Trip To The Rio Summer Olympics

The Zika virus outbreak has spawned discussions of whether the Rio games should be moved, postponed or canceled.

May 23, 2016 Comment

U.S. Lifts Decades-Long Arms Embargo On Vietnam

The embargo has been in place since the Vietnam War.

May 20, 2016 2 Comments

Olympic Swimmer: After Russian Doping, ‘No Confidence’ Of Fair Competition In Rio

Olympic athletes from around the world are outraged at the latest doping allegations out of Russia.

May 20, 2016 2 Comments

The Latest On Egypt Air Flight 804

Crews have found debris and personal belongings from the plane that plunged into the Mediterranean Sea yesterday.

May 19, 2016 Comment

The Latest On The Missing EgyptAir Plane

We speak with Phil Ewing, NPR’s national security editor.

May 19, 2016 Comment

EgyptAir Accident Highlights Its Troubled Past

The accident is the most recent in a long line of incidents plaguing the airline, dating back to 1999.

May 19, 2016 2 Comments

Search Is On For Missing EgyptAir Plane

EgyptAir says there were 66 people aboard flight MS 804.

May 19, 2016 2 Comments

Britain's Former Head Of MI6 Talks About Global Security Issues

We speak with Sir John Sawers, former head of Britain’s secret intelligence service, about a wide range of global security issues.

May 19, 2016 Comment

First Female President Takes Office In Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen hailed her victory as a sign of Taiwan’s independence, but China still claims it controls the island nation.

May 19, 2016 2 Comments

EgyptAir Plane Is Missing, Believed Crashed In The Mediterranean

The flight was bound for Cairo from Paris, and disappeared early today over the Mediterranean.

May 18, 2016 Comment

Tim Cook Makes His First Visit To India As Apple CEO

Last quarter Apple’s sales in India jumped 56 percent, even while worldwide Apple sales declined for the first time in 13 years.

May 18, 2016 Comment

Drone Startup To Deliver Blood And Medical Supplies To Rwanda

Zipline, a U.S. startup, will begin using drones to deliver medical supplies to Rwanda this summer.

May 17, 2016 Comment

Why Are Oil Prices Going Up?

Oil prices hit a six-month high yesterday and could reach $50 a barrel for the first time since November.

May 17, 2016 Comment

Fort McMurray Principal Fled With Bus Of School Children, Now Waiting To Return

New evacuations have been ordered in Alberta, Canada, where a wildfire that started May 1st has already forced the evacuation of 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray.

May 16, 2016 49 Comments

State Of Emergency Declared In Venezuela

The country is facing food shortages, regular blackouts, inflation and an increasingly dire public health situation.

May 16, 2016 4 Comments

Dozens Arrested In Climate Protests, Oil Train Blockades

Over the weekend activists blockaded railroads in crude-oil hubs from Anacortes, Washington to Albany, New York.

May 16, 2016 2 Comments

Doping Shadows Olympics

Athletes from Russia and Kenya are in danger of missing the Summer Olympics because of performance enhancing drug use.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

May 23 29 Comments

The Politics Of Home Ownership

Author Brian McCabe finds that our belief about home ownership as a way to improve civic life doesn't necessarily pan out

May 23 15 Comments

How Political Cartoonists Are Watching The Presidential Campaign

For cartoonists Marshall Ramsey, Darrin Bell and Gary Varvel, it's been a mixture of hilarity and sadness.

May 20 2 Comments

Olympic Swimmer: After Russian Doping, ‘No Confidence’ Of Fair Competition In Rio

Olympic athletes from around the world are outraged at the latest doping allegations out of Russia.

May 20 12 Comments

Oklahoma Bill Criminalizing Abortion Is Most Likely Unconstitutional

The Oklahoma legislature has passed a bill making it a felony to perform an abortion, unless it is to save the life of the mother.