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After ISIS Was Driven Out, Syrian City Of Raqqa Remains In Rubble

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Tamer El-Ghobashy, Baghdad bureau chief of The Washington Post about the city of Raqqa, which is still in a state of destruction.

Weekend Edition Saturday

North Korea Will Suspend Nuclear Tests To Focus On Its Economy

North Korea has agreed to suspend missile tests and close its major nuclear-testing site. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Victor Cha, ex-White House National Security Council director for Asian Affairs

Weekend Edition Saturday

In Maine, It's A Boom Year When It Comes To Fishing For Baby Eels

Each spring, a few lucky Maine fishermen have the chance to make a lot of money catching baby eels, known as elvers, to sell to eel farms in Asia. This year, the prices are some of the highest ever.

Weekend Edition Saturday

It's Been A Dramatic Week Of Concessions From North Korea

North Korea has agreed to suspend missile tests, close its major nuclear-testing site and to drop demands that the U.S. remove troops from South Korea. It comes ahead of a historic North-South summit.

As Saudi Arabia's Cinema Ban Ends, Filmmakers Eye New Opportunities

Allowing cinemas is part of a modernization drive by the Saudi government, which hopes to create more business opportunities and become a regional film hub. But it's a tough place to be a filmmaker.

Trump: North Korea's Suspension Of Nuclear Tests Shows 'Progress'

North Korea announced that it will stop nuclear and missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. President Trump tweeted that it was a sign "Progress being made for all!"

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South African Government Ramping Up Efforts To Get More Land Into Black Ownership

Nearly a quarter century after the end of apartheid, whites still own most of the land in the country, and a new political party thinks it should be appropriated without compensation.

A Debt Crisis Seems To Have Come Out Of Nowhere

Two dozen countries are at risk. What's behind this looming disaster? And can it be fixed?

Each Day That Passes, Pressure Grows For Chemical Inspectors Waiting In Syria

An international inspection team has been waiting for nearly a week to investigate an alleged strike in Syria. Former inspectors say the delay will complicate their efforts.

Swaziland Gets A Name Change: Call It eSwatini Now

King Mswati III said the name change is intended to shed vestiges of the country's colonial past. In the Swazi language, eSwatini means "place of the Swazi."

Week In The News: Hillary Makes History, Modi Meets Congress, Remembering 'The Greatest'

June 10, 2016

Hillary’s milestone. Obama meets Sanders. Mourning Muhammad Ali. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Israel Imposes Restrictions In Response To Tel Aviv Attack

June 9, 2016
The scene of a shooting attack is seen in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire in central Tel Aviv Wednesday night, killing three people and wounding at least five others, Israel police said. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheine

Authorities say two West Bank Palestinians carried out the attack, which targeted a crowded tourist district.

What Can ’13 Hours’ Tell Us About Benghazi?

June 9, 2016
Mitch Zuckoff is author of "13 Hours." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Congress continues to investigate the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission and a CIA station in Benghazi, Libya.

U.S., Russia Back Syrian Forces Advancing Toward ISIS-Held Cities

June 9, 2016
Syrian Kurds march during the funeral of fighters, who died during an assault launched by Arab and Kurdish forces against Islamic State (IS) group fighters in the town of Manbij, in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane on June 4, 2016. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. is supporting the Syrian Democratic forces, who are assaulting Manbij near the border with Turkey.

Global Pushback On American I.T. Giants

June 9, 2016

Europe, India and China, are taking on American tech giants over privacy, monopolies, and more. We’ll look at the global technology pushback against the U.S.A.

BU Prof: Cities Are ‘On The Front Lines’ Of Efforts To Address Climate Change

June 9, 2016

Anthony Janetos, director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, tells us that “cities can do a lot, but they can’t do everything” when it comes to climate change issues.

India’s Prime Minister Speaks To Congress

June 8, 2016
President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in the Oval Office at the White House on June 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. Modi will address a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday. (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Narenda Modi is the fifth Indian leader to address a joint session of Congress since 1985.

Mayor Walsh Heads Back To Boston From Beijing Trip To Discuss Climate Issues

June 8, 2016

Boston was held up as an example for leaders of both American and Chinese cities attending the summit.

Istanbul Bombing Marks 4th Major Attack In The City This Year

June 7, 2016
A bomb attack targeted Turkish police in a central Istanbul district on June 7, 2016, leaving several people wounded, the state-run TRT television reported. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

A car bomb targeted a bus carrying police officers, killing at least 11 and injuring at least three dozen more.

Bob Kerrey Says He Won’t Step Down As Chair Of New University In Vietnam

June 7, 2016
Minerva Institute executive chairman Senator Bob Kerrey speaks during the Columnist coversation at the New York Times Schools For Tomorrow Conference at the TimesCenter on September 17, 2013 in New York. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Times)

Kerrey’s appointment to Fulbright University Vietnam has angered some Vietnamese.

Africa, America And Yaa Gyasi's 'Homegoing'

June 7, 2016

One African sister is sold as slave to America. One stays in Africa. Celebrated debut novelist Yaa Gyasi compares their descendants’ stories with us. Plus, looking at the new “Roots” miniseries.

The U.S. And India As Modi Visits Washington

June 7, 2016

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hits Washington. We’ll look at an Obama favorite and the complicated U.S.-India relationship.

Boston Will Host U.S.-China Climate Summit In 2017

June 7, 2016
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at the U.S.-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit in Beijing on Tuesday. Walsh and Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Boston will host the summit next year. (Andy Wong/AP/Pool)

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is among the leaders attending this year’s U.S.-China Leaders Summit in Beijing.

Iran Increases Oil Exports At Faster-Than-Expected Rate

June 6, 2016
An Iranian worker stands in front of a construction during a visit by Iranian Journalists to the South Pars gas field development phases (5-8) in the southern Iranian port town of Asaluyeh on July 19, 2010. ( ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran is partnering with Asian and European supertankers to get its product out after sanctions were lifted in January.

Should Citizens Get A Guaranteed Income Regardless Of Work?

June 6, 2016
People queue to cast their ballot during a referendum on May 18, 2014 in Bulle, western Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

Swiss voters rejected the idea of providing a proposal to give all citizens a basic income of about $2,500, regardless of employment.

Remembering NPR’s David Gilkey

June 6, 2016
NPR photographer David Gilkey at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on May 29, 2016. (Michael M. Phillips/The Wall Street Journal)

Gilkey, an NPR photographer, and his interpreter, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed while on assignment in Afghanistan yesterday.

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