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European Commission Official: No Vote Puts Greece In Weaker Position
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews European Commission Vice President for the Euro Valdis Dombrovskis about how Sunday's vote on the Greek referendum complicates negotiations between Greece and Europe.
Recent Islamic State Losses Show It Can Be Defeated, Obama Says
But the president warned that the campaign against the group that controls large parts of Syria and Iraq "will not be quick."
U.N. Report Highlights Surprising Global Progress On Poverty Goals
In 2000 the world's leaders agreed on an ambitious plan for attacking global poverty by 2015. Called the Millennium Development Goals, these time-bound targets spurred an unprecedented aid effort that helped slash the share of people living in extreme poverty in half. Now nations are hammering out an even broader set of goals for 2030, but this time the task is proving highly controversial. The Millennium Development Goals were drafted in a highly casual way and that simple process proved the key to their success.
Germany, France Keep Door Open To Greek Requests For Economic Help
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande meet in Paris Monday to discuss their response to the result of Sunday's referendum in Greece.
Despite Uncertainty, Greeks Show Pride In Rejecting Bailout Plan
Greeks in Athens react to the resounding no vote on a bailout plan. Many are proud to have poked Europe in the eye after years of austerity, but the banks remain closed, hurting many local businesses.
Pope Francis Begins South America Tour With Mass In Ecuador
Pope Francis kicks off a three-nation South America tour with a mass in Ecuador on Monday. Aiding the poor is at the center of his mission, which will include stops in Bolivia and Paraguay. It is his second South American trip since becoming pope.
Hacking Team Breach Reveals Firm Sold Spying Tools To Repressive Regimes
What happens when one of the most notorious hacking companies gets hacked? That's the situation unfolding for one Italian company, which sells surveillance software to governments across the globe.
Major U.S. Airlines Push Back Against Expansion Of Gulf Carriers
The three major U.S. airlines — American, United and Delta — are pressuring the government to stifle competition by carriers from the Persian Gulf.
Obama To Meet With Vietnam's Communist Party Chief Amid Concern Over China
Hanoi and Washington hope to strengthen economic and defense ties, especially in the wake of Beijing's construction on a disputed reef in the South China Sea.
Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'
A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.
Greece's 'Erratic Marxist' Leaves Legacy Of Sound Bites
Yanis Varoufakis railed against the terms imposed on Greece by its creditors and his negotiating partners. In his resignation letter, he said he "shall wear the creditors' loathing with pride."
Cuba Is First To Earn WHO Seal For Ending Mother-Baby HIV Transmission
The chances are now practically nil. How did Cuba do it? And how are other countries faring by comparison?
Monsoon Takes A Break; Tibetans Celebrate Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday
Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, his home in exile, sang, danced and told us what their spiritual leader has meant to them.
What's Next For Greece?
The Greek economic drama has been playing out for five years with papered-over solutions. But with Sunday's vote, the crisis has taken on new urgency.
A Hacker Is Hacked: Controversial Italian Cyber Espionage Company Is Targeted
Hacking Team's spyware has been detected in many countries with repressive regimes. The company has never revealed its client list, but a hack has made thousands of documents public.