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Today โ€” July 21st 2018NPR World

Former South Korea President Sentenced To 8 More Years In Prison

By Vanessa Romo
South Korean ousted leader Park Geun-hye was sentenced on Friday to an additional eight years in prison.

Park Geun-hye was already serving 24 years in jail. On Friday a court convicted the disgraced leader of illegally receiving funds from a state agency and breaking election laws.

(Image credit: Kim Hong-ji/AFP/Getty Images)

  • July 21st 2018 at 01:25
Yesterday โ€” July 20th 2018NPR World

Britain's Big Butterfly Count Begins, With David Attenborough Leading The Charge

By Camila Domonoske
A peacock butterfly in Hurworth-on-Tees, England, in 2013. Peacock butterflies are one of the species the Big Butterfly Count is tracking, with the help of citizen volunteers.

For the next three weeks, citizen volunteers in the United Kingdom will be tallying the painted ladies, peacocks and brimstones they see, to help create a nationwide count — and soothe their souls.

(Image credit: Chris Golightly/Flickr)

  • July 20th 2018 at 21:55

Trump Is Ready To Go All In On Trade War With China

By Uri Berliner
A worker inspects imported cars at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, China on May 23.

In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC, President Trump threatened to accelerate and expand tariffs on all goods that come from China.

(Image credit: China Stringer Network/Reuters)

  • July 20th 2018 at 16:21

North Korean Economy Suffered Sharpest Drop In 2 Decades, South Says

By Colin Dwyer
North Korean viewers watch a giant television screen outside the central railway station in Pyongyang, which was broadcasting news of the Singapore summit last month between Kim Jong Un and President Trump.

Not since 1997 has the country's gross domestic product shrunk at such a large rate in a single year, according to a report by the Bank of Korea. And the bank says sanctions are responsible.

(Image credit: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

  • July 20th 2018 at 19:14

Deported Guatemalan Man Desperately Awaits Return Of 9-Year-Old Son From U.S. Custody

By Carrie Kahn
Rudy Migdael Ramirez in Jutiapa, Guatemala.

The Ramirez family tried to seek asylum in the U.S. The dad says he was deported, but his son and wife are being held in the U.S. in separate facilities.

(Image credit: Carrie Kahn/NPR)

  • July 20th 2018 at 18:30

Survivors Of Political Violence 'Will Make Sure There's Peace' In Zimbabwe's Election

By Ari Shapiro
Florence Machinga, a candidate for the opposition MDC party, looks out the window of her house, which was burned down 10  years ago by an angry mob. The incident was one in a wave of violence carried out against MDC supporters in 2008. Machinga is still slowly rebuilding the home.

Survivors of political violence in Zimbabwe are being trained to serve as election monitors in the country's July 30 vote. Past elections have been marred by violence and allegations of rigging.

(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

  • July 20th 2018 at 17:29

Amid Migrant Crises, Nations Flout International Law On Refugees

By Jason Beaubien
International law on refugees has its roots in the massive displacement that occurred in Europe during World War II. Above: Belgian refugees fleeing after the German invasion of their country in 1940.

The rights of refugees were enshrined in international law in the wake of World War II. But those rules aren't always respected.

(Image credit: AP)

  • July 20th 2018 at 16:05

Trump Tops Agenda At Merkel Press Conference

By Noel King

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a wide-ranging press conference today in Berlin with the German and foreign press. On the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, she seemed to welcome that the two met.

  • July 20th 2018 at 15:52

How Luxury Hotels And Restaurants In Developing Countries Fight Food Waste

By Laura Ratliff
A hotel employee prepares coconut husks for recycling into rope at the luxury Soneva Fushi island resort in the Maldives. It

The United Nations says nearly one-fourth of food purchases in hotels and restaurants are thrown away. Luxury properties in Mexico, India, and elsewhere are trying programs to bring that figure down.

(Image credit: Amal Jayasinghe/AFP/Getty Images)

  • July 20th 2018 at 14:02

Brazilian 'Celebrity' Plastic Surgeon Arrested After Patient's Death

By Scott Neuman
Brazilian surgeon Dr. Denis Cesar Barros Furtado shows his doctors license as he speaks to the media at the police department after his arrest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday.

Denis Cesar Barros Furtado, known as "Dr. Bumbum" had been on the run for five days when police arrested him in Rio. A patient of his suddenly fell ill and died following a procedure on her buttocks.

(Image credit: Leo Correa/AP)

  • July 20th 2018 at 13:31

How Russians Are Reacting To Putin Invitation

President Trump wants to invite Russia's president to the United States. NPR's Noel King speaks with veteran Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner about how Russians are reacting to the news.

  • July 20th 2018 at 11:11

Montenegro's Foreign Minister Reacts To Trump's Criticism Of His Country

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Montenegrin Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic about President Trump's comments about Montenegro people as "very aggressive" and implying they would start World War III.

  • July 20th 2018 at 00:01

Russia Says Agreements Were Discussed With Trump On Syria. The U.S. Is Silent

By Tom Bowman
Participants at a global security conference in Moscow in April gather near a big screen showing a Russian warplane unloading its weapons over a target in Syria. Russia became involved in the Syrian civil war in 2015 in support of its ally President Bashar Assad.

The Trump administration has offered no information about supposed "specific" proposals that Russian officials have mentioned publicly.

(Image credit: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)

  • July 19th 2018 at 23:49
Before yesterdayNPR World

Piecing Together The Story Of Russian Maria Butina

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with David Corn, co-author of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, about Maria Butina and her activities in the U.S.

  • July 19th 2018 at 22:22

Survivors Of Past Political Violence Will Monitor This Year's Elections In Zimbabwe

By Ari Shapiro

Zimbabwe goes to the polls July 30, for its first election post-Mugabe. A new program is training survivors of past political violence to be citizen monitors for this year's elections.

  • July 19th 2018 at 22:22

Reporter Shows The Links Between The Men Behind Brexit And The Trump Campaign

By Terry Gross
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump greets British politician Nigel Farage during a campaign rally in Jackson, Miss., on Aug. 24, 2016. Journalist Carole Cadwalladr says "there are so many overlaps" between Russia, the Trump campaign and the Brexit vote.

Carole Cadwalladr's investigation into Cambridge Analytica's role in Brexit led her to Russian connections and the Trump campaign. She says British investigators are working "closely with the FBI."

(Image credit: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

  • July 19th 2018 at 20:48

Putin Offers First Comments On Helsinki Summit Since Returning To Russia

By Lucian Kim

President Trump has someone new coming to his defense: Vladimir Putin. Speaking to a conference of Russia's diplomats in Moscow on Thursday, Putin described Helsinki summit as "successful overall."

  • July 19th 2018 at 17:00

From California, A Saudi Woman Fights Her Country's Strict Male Guardianship Laws

By Deborah Amos
Saudi men and women browse the annual Riyadh International Book Exhibition in 2016.

"I came from a very strict country to a very free country," says Samah Damanhoori. The 29-year-old cut ties with her family after her father canceled his initial approval for her to study in the U.S.

(Image credit: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)

  • July 19th 2018 at 16:52

Who Knew The World Bank And The U.N. Are Emoji Lovers?

By Sara Kiley Watson
Leif Parsons for NPR

Charities and nonprofit agencies are embracing the symbols to communicate about tough topics like global hunger, poverty and disease.

(Image credit: Leif Parsons for NPR)

  • July 19th 2018 at 15:48

Photographer Captures The Contradictions Of Otherworldly Antarctica

By Maureen Pao
Icebergs mark the approach to the Antarctic Peninsula. Trying to catch the predawn light means being on deck well before the 3:15 a.m. sunrise, when subtler hues bathe the ice forms.

WAMU's Tyrone Turner was mesmerized by the majestic ice and surprised by how he felt in the presence of these massive structures.

(Image credit: Tyrone Turner / WAMU)

  • July 19th 2018 at 15:24
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