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July 29, 2014 Comment

Has Britain’s Economy Fully Recovered?

Much of the growth is based on advances in the service sector. Still, officials say the British economy is now growing faster than Germany’s.

July 29, 2014 5 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Jordan, Lebanon and Italy.

July 29, 2014 2 Comments

A Long, Loud Night Of Attacks In Gaza

NPR’s Emily Harris is in Gaza and describes the damage after last night’s attacks, and how Palestinians are celebrating Eid.

July 29, 2014 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad “shows the evidence of the truth of what we’d actually done.”

July 29, 2014 Comment

Former Top Chinese Official Targeted By Investigation

The investigation of Zhou Yongkang is part of a crackdown on corruption being conducted by China’s President Xi Jinping.

July 29, 2014 Comment

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Missile Test, West Agrees On Tougher Sanctions

The Obama administration is formally accusing Russia of testing ground-launched cruise missiles, in violation of a 1987 agreement.

July 28, 2014 Comment

Forensic Team Unable To Reach MH17 Debris Field

For a third day, heavy fighting has blocked a team of Dutch and Australian forensic experts from reaching the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.

July 28, 2014 Comment

Fire Rages In Libya

Libya’s government is asking for international help to fight an inferno at the oil depot for the airport in the capital Tripoli.

July 28, 2014 Comment

Middle East Violence Continues Into Muslim Holiday

Fighting between Israel and Gaza continued today, the start of Eid al-Fitr, in spite of a United Nations call for a ceasefire.

July 25, 2014 Comment

Ebola Epidemic Strikes Top Health Worker

NPR’s Jason Beaubien just returned from Sierra Leone, which along with Guinea and Liberia is suffering from the worst ever Ebola outbreak.

July 25, 2014 5 Comments

Crisis On The Border Comes To The White House

President Obama meets today with leaders from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to discuss the immigration issue.

July 25, 2014 Comment

ER Physician Documents ‘Lost Underground’ Of WWI

Soldiers carved artwork into the walls of vast quarry systems beneath the trenches that defined the war.

July 25, 2014 25 Comments

Immigrant Gives Up American Dream For New Dream In Mexico

Jorge Lerma overstayed his tourist visa for 16 years. Liz Jones of KUOW brings us his story, as he decides to re-establish his life in Mexico.

July 25, 2014 Comment

News Roundtable: From Immigration To Israel/Gaza Crisis

Bloomberg News’ Margaret Talev and the BBC’s Paul Danahar join us for a look at this week’s key news stories.

July 24, 2014 7 Comments

Modern-Day Amelia Earhart Circumnavigates The Globe

The famous pilot’s namesake has became the youngest woman to fly a single-engine aircraft around the world.

July 24, 2014 13 Comments

A Frustrated Young Immigrant Returns To Mexico

As a record number of Central American children enter the U.S., some undocumented Mexicans are moving in the opposite direction.

July 23, 2014 Comment

Netherlands Mourns As Crash Victims’ Bodies Arrive

The remains are being taken to a military base in Hilversum, southeast of Amsterdam. Robert Chesal joins us from there with details.

July 23, 2014 Comment

Commonwealth Games Begin

Only A Game‘s Doug Tribou is in Scotland for start of the Commonwealth Games, an event that takes place every four years.

July 23, 2014 5 Comments

Foreign Policy Challenges Pile Up For Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is logging lots of miles as he deals with challenges in Ukraine, the Middle East and more.

July 23, 2014 2 Comments

And The Leaders In Innovation Are…

Switzerland has the highest potential for innovation in the world, according to a new report. We take a look at how the U.S. ranks.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 28 5 Comments

Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From ‘And So It Goes’ To ‘Princess Bride’

The actor and director has been making people laugh for decades.

July 28 4 Comments

New HBO Documentary ‘Love Child’ Looks At Gaming Addiction

"Love Child" tells the story of a South Korean couple whose baby starved to death while they cared for a virtual child.

July 25 Comment

Ebola Epidemic Strikes Top Health Worker

NPR's Jason Beaubien just returned from Sierra Leone, which along with Guinea and Liberia is suffering from the worst ever Ebola outbreak.

July 25 Comment

ER Physician Documents ‘Lost Underground’ Of WWI

Soldiers carved artwork into the walls of vast quarry systems beneath the trenches that defined the war.