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June 30, 2015 Comment

Negotiators Scramble As Greek Debt Deadline Looms

Greece could become the first developed country ever to default on a loan to the IMF. We look at what it would mean.

June 29, 2015 Comment

High Stakes Financial News: From Greece To China

There are a number of dramatic economic stories in the news today. We look at what’s happening in Greece, China and Puerto Rico.

June 29, 2015 11 Comments

First Known Plane Hijacking Was A Flight To Freedom

Nearly 60 years ago, a forced laborer in a Hungarian brick factory hatched a far-fetched plan to escape.

June 29, 2015 Comment

To Be Young And Greek In A Time Of Crisis

Greece is closer than ever to default and an exit from the eurozone. A Greek college student discusses the crisis.

June 26, 2015 3 Comments

Dozens Dead After Terror Attacks In Three Countries

An attacker tried to blow up a factory in France, gunmen opened fire at a resort in Tunisia and there was a blast near a mosque in Kuwait.

June 24, 2015 3 Comments

Deadline Looms For Iranian Nuclear Deal

Iran continues to take a hard line against some of the key U.S. demands for a deal, ahead of a June 30 deadline.

June 23, 2015 Comment

What Will It Take To Prevent Future Russian Aggression?

Russia’s aggression in Crimea and Ukraine and recent saber rattling in the Baltics have many concerned about another Cold War.

June 22, 2015 4 Comments

Dining In The Dark: Foodies Gain New Understanding Of Eating Without Sight

At O.Noir in Montreal, the dining room is pitch black and part of the proceeds benefit the visually impaired.

June 22, 2015 2 Comments

Greece On The Brink: Is The Latest Bailout Proposal Enough?

With the clock ticking toward a June 30 deadline, Greece has put forward a new plan to break the impasse over its financial crisis.

June 22, 2015 Comment

Taliban Attack Raises Questions For Afghan Peace Talks

A Taliban suicide bomber struck the entrance to the Afghan parliament today, and gunmen tried to storm the compound.

June 18, 2015 2 Comments

Waterloo Changed The World, But For Better Or Worse?

The Battle of Waterloo brought down Napoleon Bonaparte for good, but 200 years later, historians disagree about his legacy.

June 18, 2015 Comment

International Students Unsettled After Balcony Collapse In Berkeley

The Irish students killed in the balcony collapse in Berkeley, California, were part of a popular summer visa program.

June 17, 2015 3 Comments

Greek Central Bank Issues Warning

The country could be on a “painful course” to default and exit from both the eurozone and the European Union, the bank warned.

June 17, 2015 Comment

Kurds Hand ISIS Defeat In Syria

Hundreds of Syrians have returned to the border town of Tal Abyad from Turkey, a day after Kurdish fighters drove out ISIS militants.

June 16, 2015 Comment

Mongol Rally: London To Ulan-Ude In the Most Beat-Up Car You Can Find

Participants cross more than 17 countries, head through mountains and deserts, cross a sea or two and skirt several war zones.

June 16, 2015 4 Comments

Deadline Looms For Haitians In The Dominican Republic

The government says that after 7 p.m. tomorrow, anyone who can’t prove they’re in the country legally will be subject to expulsion.

June 15, 2015 Comment

Chinese Travel Boom A Boon To U.S. Businesses

Last year, about 2 million Chinese tourists traveled to the U.S., a significant hike from 200,000 in 2003.

June 15, 2015 Comment

DOD Says Islamist Extremist Leader Killed In Airstrike

The Pentagon believes Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who ordered a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant in 2013, was killed in a U.S. strike.

June 15, 2015 3 Comments

Despite Protections, Irish Language Is In Decline

A recent report concludes that in 10 years, Irish will no longer be the primary language anywhere in Ireland.

June 15, 2015 Comment

Sudan’s President Evades Arrest In South Africa

Omar al-Bashir is facing charges from the International Criminal Court related to atrocities committed in Sudan’s Darfur region.


From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

Robin and Jeremy

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

June 29 11 Comments

First Known Plane Hijacking Was A Flight To Freedom

Nearly 60 years ago, a forced laborer in a Hungarian brick factory hatched a far-fetched plan to escape.

June 29 34 Comments

Paul Thurmond Explains His Change Of Heart On The Confederate Flag

The state senator is now among those calling for the flag to be removed from near the South Carolina State House.

June 26 4 Comments

What Happens When Mavericks Gather For Family Reunion

Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.

June 25 82 Comments

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas

The books contain information challenged by academics, that critics say is making education far too political.