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Obama's Diplomatic Gamble On Iran Adding Instability In Middle East
Limited though it may be, analysts say the administration's negotiation with Iran has shaken traditional allies and left both friends and enemies uncertain about what it will do next in the region.
Iraqi Forces Make Advances In Tikrit, Prime Minister Says
After a month of fighting in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, the Iraqi Prime Minister said Tuesday that Iraqi forces took a step toward pushing out the self-declared Islamic State.
Greece Cracks Down On Longtime Tax Evasion Problem
Greeks don't trust their own state to give them good services, so for decades they have evaded taxes.
Saudi Arabian Airstrikes Create Dangerous Situation In Yemen
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Farea Al-Muslimi, who is reporting for NPR in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa and is also a visiting scholar with the Carnegie Foundation.
Lufthansa Says It Knew Of Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz's Depression
Prosecutors say Lubitz deliberately crashed his plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps last week. Lufthansa said he had informed them in 2009 of a "previous depressive episode."
Advice For Trevor Noah From The 'Jon Stewart Of South Africa'
The Daily Show isn't the only fake news show around. South Africa has Late Nite News, starring comedian Loyiso Gola. We asked him how he feels about Noah's new job — and what advice he has to offer.
Opposition Candidate Defeats Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan
Former military leader Mohammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a Nigerian presidential election.
Non-Profit Helps Young Afghan Women Reach Country's Tallest Peak
An American NGO called "Ascend" is training Afghan girls to scale their country's highest peak this year. The young Afghan women are a mix of haves and have-nots.
Lufthansa Says Co-Pilot Suffered From Depression During Training
Speculation about the mental state of the Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his plane in the French Alps a week ago has focused attention on airline industry practices.
Germanwings Co-Pilot Shines Light On Opaqueness Of Mental Illness
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Michael C. Miller, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, about how someone's deep inner turmoil can remain hidden.
Obama Releases Frozen Military Aid To Egypt
Delivery of the F-16s, Harpoon missiles and M1A1 Abrams tank kits was suspended in 2013 after a military-backed coup. The White House cited national security as the reason for its decision today.
Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart's Replacement, Goes From Hero To Villain In 24 Hours
Soon after it was announced that Noah will host The Daily Show, it emerged that some of his tweets mocked women and Jews — tweets that critics have called sexist and anti-Semitic.
Staff At Britain's Windsor Castle May Strike Over Low Wages
It's the first time Queen Elizabeth has faced a possible strike by employees of the royal family. At issue is whether employees should be expected to take on extra duties for no additional pay.
If Drones Make You Nervous, Think Of Them As Flying Donkeys
In Africa, where there aren't always roads from Point A to Point B, drones could take critical medicines to remote spots. But the airborne vehicles make people uneasy for lots of reasons.
Major Power Outage Darkens Dozens Of Cities In Turkey
The outage halted public transportation and shuttered business across much of Turkey. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the country's blackout, the biggest in 15 years.