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Today โ€” May 27th 2019NPR World

Delegates For Maduro, Guaidรณ To Meet For Talks On Ending Venezuela's Political Crisis

By John Otis
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is pictured under a national flag during a gathering with supporters on April 30, 2019. Delegates for both Guaidó and Nicolás Maduro are slated to hold direct talks in Norway this week aimed at ending the crisis in Venezuela.

Representatives for President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó are slated to hold direct talks in Norway this week aimed at breaking months of political gridlock.

(Image credit: Federico Parra /AFP/Getty Images)

  • May 27th 2019 at 02:46

Taiwan Celebrates Same-Sex Marriage With A Mass Wedding Banquet

By Shannon Van Sant
Taiwanese same-sex couples cheer with supporters at a mass wedding banquet in Taipei, Taiwan.

More than 1,000 people participated in the banquet, where 20 couples were married. Taiwan passed legislation this month recognizing same-sex marriages on the island.

(Image credit: Chiang Ying-ying/AP)

  • May 27th 2019 at 00:21
Yesterday โ€” May 26th 2019NPR World

PHOTOS: From Sumo Wrestling To Grand Parades, How World Leaders Try To Impress Trump

By Ayesha Rascoe
President Donald Trump presents the "President

President Trump is in Japan this weekend, the latest country to try to get in his good graces with a good show.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

  • May 26th 2019 at 15:13

What Narendra Modi's Victory Means For Minorities In India

India's right-wing Hindu nationalist party declared victory in this year's election. NPR's Susan Davis speaks with journalist Rana Ayyub about what this means for the country's minority communities.

  • May 26th 2019 at 14:31

Why Mount Everest's Death Toll Keeps Climbing

NPR's Susan Davis talks to Outside magazine editor Grayson Schaffer about the recent deaths of climbers on Mount Everest.

  • May 26th 2019 at 14:31

'God, Please Help Her': Indian Parents Agonize Over Radicalization Of Their Children

By Lauren Frayer
Bindu Sampath, 52, shows photos of her daughter Nimisha Sampath, now 29, who left India three years ago, after converting to Islam. She and her husband, a fellow Muslim convert, are wanted by Indian authorities for allegedly joining ISIS. They

ISIS has radicalized people around the world. But even with one of the world's largest Muslim populations, India has had very few cases of radicalization — until recently. Most cases are in the south.

(Image credit: Lauren Frayer/NPR)

  • May 26th 2019 at 14:01
Before yesterdayNPR World

President Trump Arrives In Japan For Inaugural State Visit Under New Emperor

By Shannon Van Sant
President Trump and first lady Melania arrive in Tokyo. North Korea and trade are expected to be on the weekend

Trump will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, attend a sumo wrestling match and go to an imperial banquet hosted by Emperor Naruhito.

(Image credit: Koji Sasahara/AP)

  • May 25th 2019 at 18:33

European Elections Will Be A Test For Nationalist Parties Hoping To Remake The EU

By Sylvia Poggioli
A man walks past a board announcing elections at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday. Some 400 million Europeans from 28 countries are eligible to vote.

"I believe this is the first time since the beginning of European integration that this European Union could actually break apart," center-left Dutch politician Frans Timmermans warned this month.

(Image credit: Francisco Seco/AP)

  • May 25th 2019 at 14:20

ISIS Fighters On Trial In Kurdish Territory

By Jane Arraf

Support is growing in Europe for an international tribunal to try ISIS suspects in Iraq or northeast Syria. A Kurdish trial reveals how those tribunals may work.

  • May 25th 2019 at 14:20

The U.K. After May

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sebastian Payne, Financial Times political correspondent, about the coming resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May and the candidates who could replace her.

  • May 25th 2019 at 14:20

Trade Is Likely To Come Up During Trump's Visit To Japan

By Anthony Kuhn

On a visit to Japan, President Trump hopes to open markets to U.S. farm products, close the trade deficit with Japan and get a limit on the number of cars exports. It's unlikely he'll get all three.

  • May 24th 2019 at 23:44

Theresa May To Resign As British Prime Minister On June 7

Theresa May announced she'll be stepping down as prime minister of the U.K. on June 7. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with George Parker of the Financial Times for the latest.

  • May 24th 2019 at 23:07

U.K.'s Theresa May Resigns Acknowledging Failure To Deliver Brexit

By Frank Langfitt
Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation outside No. 10 Downing St. in London on Friday.

Theresa May's term as prime minister has been one misstep after another, starting with calling an early election that left her weakened and without support to negotiate the U.K.'s exit from the E.U.

(Image credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

  • May 24th 2019 at 23:07

Report From Nonprofit Group Avaaz Says 'Europe Is Being Drowned In Disinformation'

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Christoph Schott from the activist group AVAAZ about the group's new research into the online disinformation from far right groups in Europe.

  • May 24th 2019 at 22:13

What's At Stake In Europe's Crucial European Parliament Election

By Lucian Kim

Germans haven't cared so much in the past about elections to the European Union Parliament, but Brexit has refocused attention on the institutions that make the E.U. work.

  • May 24th 2019 at 22:13

Trump Orders An Additional 1,500 Troops To The Middle East

By Sasha Ingber
President Trump tells reporters in Washington on Friday that the United States intends to send about 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East.

The Pentagon would not say where the troops would be sent, other than that they would not be heading to Iraq and Syria. Some of the forces have already arrived in the region.

(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • May 24th 2019 at 22:02

Threat Of Nationalist Wins In EU Vote Tests Germany, A Country Built On Alliances

By Joanna Kakissis
A protester waves the European Union flag during the pro-Europe demonstration "One Europe for All: Your voice against nationalism," a week before Sunday

The worldview that nations should promote their interests over those of the international community poses a challenge for Germany, a country built on partnerships.

(Image credit: Omer Messinger/AFP/Getty Images)

  • May 24th 2019 at 21:30

Kenya's Judges Uphold Laws That Criminalize Gay Sex

By Sasha Ingber
Kenya

A three-judge panel made a unanimous ruling on Friday that outraged the LGBTQ community. People convicted of homosexual acts will continue to face the threat of up to 14 years in prison.

(Image credit: Khalil Senosi/AP)

  • May 24th 2019 at 20:41

How Disney Princesses Influence Girls Around The World

By Susie Neilson
Naomi Scott plays Jasmine in the new live-action Aladdin movie. The character was the first official Disney princess of color in the 1992 animated version of the film.

A researcher wanted to see how girls of different nationalities perceived the idea of a princess.

(Image credit: Daniel Smith/Disney Enterprises, Inc.)

  • May 24th 2019 at 20:29

British Parliamentarian Stephen Crabb On Theresa May's Exit

Theresa May has announced her plan to resign as Britain's prime minister. NPR's Noel King speaks with British Member of Parliament Stephen Crabb.

  • May 24th 2019 at 13:31
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