U.K. Orders Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death
Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Vladimir Putin, died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210. The inquiry would identify "where responsibility for the death lies."
The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think
Politicians charge that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.
Jakarta Gov. Widodo Wins Indonesian Presidency, Tally Shows
The former furniture maker who entered national politics only two years ago won 53 percent of the vote. His rival, former Gen. Subianto, called the election unfair and undemocratic.
Kerry's Aim In Egypt: First, Get Israel And Hamas To Cease Fire
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
Energy Concerns Complicate Potential EU Action Against Russia
Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.
Violence Flares In Libya, Leaving Main Airport In Ruins
Militias in Libya spent the past week battling for control of the main airport in Tripoli, leaving much of it in ruins and dozens dead. Steve Inskeep gets the latest from The Guardian's Chris Stephen.
Despite Growing Anger, EU Nations May Balk At Russian Sanctions
Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
Ebola Is A Deadly Virus — But Doctors Say It Can Be Beaten
There is no cure for Ebola. But doctors are able to treat the virus successfully, raising hope that the outbreak that began in West Africa in March will eventually be brought under control.
This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest
The French theater event has long been a pillar of the performing arts world. But talk of changes to festival workers' off-season benefits has cast a shadow over this year's celebration.
Flight MH17: Black Boxes And Bodies Handed Over; U.N. Calls For Inquiry
In a late-night exchange, pro-Russian separatists have given what they say are Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17's data recorders to Malaysian officials in eastern Ukraine.
Tenuous Progress At Jet's Crash Site, As Clashes Flare Close By
The first investigators have reached the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, fighting flared in Donetsk between separatists and armed groups supporting the government.
Life Under 'The Islamic State': Order In The Shadow Of Terror
The Sunni extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State is solidifying its hold on the Iraqi city of Mosul. As it does so, the group is building a track record for how it actually governs. NPR's Leila Fadel offers a glimpse of what life is like under the group's rule.
Israel Targets Tunnels, But Hits Elsewhere — Including Gaza Hospital
As the Israeli military expands its assault in the Gaza Strip, casualty numbers continue to grow. At last count, more than 550 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 25 Israeli soldiers have died. On Monday, an Israeli strike hit a hospital in central Gaza, killing people in the intensive care unit.
In Days After Jet's Downing, A Dark Cloud Hangs Over Holland
Nearly 200 Dutch citizens died in the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine. To learn about the country's response to the tragedy, Audie Cornish speaks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times.
Can The Egyptian Regime Still Play Peace Broker In Gaza Strife?
Violence continues to escalate in the Gaza Strip. According to many foreign observers, Egypt must play a key role in any peace agreement between Israel and Hamas. To find out why, Robert Siegel speaks with Michele Dunne, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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