Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting

The crew — made up of Dutch and Australian experts — were headed toward the debris field when they heard explosions.

Angry At Shiite-Led Government, Sunnis Are Loath To Help Calm Iraq

NPR | June 25, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Minority Sunnis are helping the militants sweeping Iraq's north and west. The support of ordinary Sunnis shows how difficult it will be to reverse the sectarian partition that's already happening.

Could The Ebola Outbreak Spread To Europe Or The U.S.?

NPR | June 30, 2014 6:41 a.m.

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest in history. And it's spreading in a city with an international airport. So what's the risk of a sick traveler bringing the virus to the West?

For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution

NPR | July 29, 2014 3:26 a.m.

For centuries, Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds had coexisted in Mosul, but some fear ruptures there may be harbingers of the partition of Iraq. If that happens, Ahmed Ali may never see his farm again.

Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

NPR | July 29, 2014 3:02 a.m.

The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.

Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash

NPR | July 29, 2014 3:01 a.m.

The taxi and hotel industries are pressuring Spain to crack down on popular "share economy" apps and websites. Airbnb was recently fined $40,000 for failing to list rentals with a local tourism board.

Venezuelans Celebrate Chavez With A Focus On His Handwriting

NPR | July 29, 2014 2:35 a.m.

The handwriting is familiar to Venezuelans: Chavez spent hours on national TV writing and drawing to explain his policies, mostly in caps and socialist red. It's also a computer font: ChavezPro.

U.S. Aid To Rebels In Syria: Too Little Too Late?

NPR | July 29, 2014 1:56 a.m.

Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.

More Than Half Of Spaniards In Their 20s Are Unemployed

NPR | July 28, 2014 8:05 p.m.

Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent — more than double the continent's average. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many Spanish 20-somethings — dubbed the "lost generation" — will have missed a decade or more of work.

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Violating Nuclear Treaty

NPR | July 28, 2014 8 p.m.

Calling the matter "very serious," an Obama administration official says Russia violated the pact by testing a ground-launched cruise missile.

Netanyahu: Israel Is Prepared For 'Long Operation' In Gaza

NPR | July 28, 2014 5:40 p.m.

Ignoring calls for a cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said the country's incursion into Gaza wouldn't halt until its "mission is accomplished."

International Court Rules Against Russia In $50 Billion Decision

NPR | July 28, 2014 4:40 p.m.

Russia says it will appeal an unfavorable decision by a court in The Hague. The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded $50 billion to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company.

After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill

NPR | July 28, 2014 4:40 p.m.

Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, after nearly two months of tense negotiations.

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