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January 30, 2015 Comment

Beijing Mayor Calls Smog ‘Unlivable’

A U.K. expat and marathoner who has lived in the Chinese capital for three years describes what it’s like to run in the smoggy city.

January 30, 2015 Comment

Militants Strike Baghdad And Northern City In Iraq

Violence erupted in Iraq today when Islamic State fighters attacked a crowded market with double suicide bombs.

January 29, 2015 Comment

Tensions Escalating On Israel’s Northern Borders

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is blaming Iran for the violent flare ups along the Lebanese and Syrian border areas.

January 29, 2015 Comment

Four Years After The Revolution, Libya Is A Country In Chaos

Libya has been rife with instability and violence since Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from power in 2011.

January 29, 2015 6 Comments

First Lady Michelle Obama Goes Scarf-Free In Saudi Arabia

The women of Saudi Arabia are expected to cover up, but Saudi law doesn’t require foreign visitors to wear a hijab.

January 29, 2015 2 Comments

New Greek Government Sparks European Concerns

Alexis Tsipras has raised concerns with his threats to renege on key budget commitments made in exchange for the $27 billion bailout.

January 28, 2015 Comment

ISIS Offers Swap To Save Hostage

Jordan says it’s willing to make that swap but it’s not clear whether it would save the life of the Japanese hostage.

January 28, 2015 Comment

Despite Protests, Mexican Officials Declare Missing Students Dead

Parents of the students are accusing the government of trying to wrap up the investigation despite the many unanswered questions.

January 27, 2015 Comment

Russian Conservationist Optimistic About Tiger Repopulation

A young female tiger has been rehabilitated and released back into the wild, after she was found starving and frostbitten in 2012.

January 27, 2015 2 Comments

Kurds Claim Kobani, Syria

Aided by intense U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish fighters claim they’ve lifted a four-month siege by ISIS.

January 27, 2015 5 Comments

Revisiting The Story Of A Long-Silent Auschwitz Survivor

On the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, we revisit our interview with Leslie Schwartz.

January 26, 2015 3 Comments

Bloom Of Arab Spring Fades In Egypt

Protests in Egypt erupted on the fourth anniversary of the Arab Spring. Thanassis Cambanis’ new book explores why Egypt had a revolution and why it failed.

January 26, 2015 2 Comments

One Greek’s View On The Election

Athens art gallery owner Christina Androulidaki says she’s not sure Alexis Tsipras can live up to his promises to renegotiate the bailout.

January 26, 2015 Comment

What’s The Future Of The Euro In Greece?

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax discusses the future of the euro in Greece and why the country would consider a different currency.

January 26, 2015 Comment

Obama And Modi Aim To Strengthen U.S.-India Ties

India political scholar Sumit Ganguly discusses the negotiations and the political climate shaped by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

January 26, 2015 Comment

Obama Celebrates Republic Day In India

NPR’s Scott Horsley, who is traveling with the president, discusses the trip and why it’s getting some negative headlines in Pakistan.

January 23, 2015 Comment

Boyish Engineer-Turned-Protester Could Be Next Greek Prime Minister

Greeks will elect a new government on Sunday, and the new prime minister could be a charismatic leftist named Alexis Tsipras.

January 23, 2015 Comment

Ebola Denial Still A ‘Huge Problem,’ Despite Few New Cases In Guinea

The number of new Ebola cases in Guinea is dropping steadily, but there are still places where people are performing unsafe burials.

January 23, 2015 4 Comments

How ‘The Good War’ In Afghanistan Went Bad

Jack Fairweather’s new book argues the war could turn out to be the defining tragedy of the 21st century.

January 23, 2015 Comment

What Now For The Arab Spring?

The collapse of Yemen’s government raises concerns that it will become more of a breeding ground for extremism.


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January 29 Comment

DJ Sessions: Go Deadhead

The Grateful Dead celebrates 50 years since the band's start this year.

January 29 11 Comments

Middle-Aged And Living Alone

"There might be an initial honeymoon period, but what does living alone eventually do to you?" Sandra Tsing Loh asks.

January 28 15 Comments

Zillow And ‘The New Rules Of Real Estate’

The CEO and chief economist of the groundbreaking real estate website explain how the rules have changed.

January 27 116 Comments

Nun Hopes For More Gender Equality In The Church

Sister Joan Chittister describes how the Vatican's tone toward nuns has changed and shares her hopes for the Catholic church.