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Today โ€” January 17th 2019NPR World

Bombing In Syria Complicates Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops

An attack claimed by ISIS killed U.S. troops in Syria. David Greene talks to Michele Flournoy, a former under secretary at the Pentagon, about how this might affect a planned troop withdrawal.

  • January 17th 2019 at 11:02

News Brief: Trump's Base, Chicago Police Trial, Syria Bombing

By David Greene

Poll shows cracks in key parts of Trump's base. A judge in Chicago will decide whether 3 police officers covered for a colleague in the shooting death of a black teenager. Syria bombing raises alarm.

  • January 17th 2019 at 11:02

Britain's Prime Minister Survives Parliament's No-Confidence Vote

David Greene talks to Bim Afolami, a Conservative Party member of Parliament, about Theresa May surviving a no-confidence vote a day after her Brexit plan was resoundingly defeated.

  • January 17th 2019 at 11:02

House Intel Chairman Schiff Vows To Get Trump Jr. Phone Records โ€” And More

By Peter Granitz
Rep. Adam Schiff told NPR he intends to use his power to convene hearings, call witnesses and get information.

The California Democrat says to expect new activity from the House intelligence committee this year. Read the transcript of his interview with NPR.

(Image credit: Amr Alfiky/NPR)

  • January 17th 2019 at 11:00

Young Russian Musicians Struggle Under Government Scrutiny

By Lucian Kim
Last December, IC3PEAK

A new generation of Russians born after the collapse of the Soviet Union is coming of age and rebelling against the rules of the Putin regime through music.

(Image credit: Lucian Kim/NPR)

  • January 17th 2019 at 11:00

Matchmaking Scientists Find Romeo The Frog His Own Juliet

By Vanessa Romo
Romeo has spent 10 years living in isolation but he

It's been a 10-year quest but researchers have discovered a female Sehuencas water frog that could help save the species from extinction.

(Image credit: Robin Moore /Global Wildlife Conservation )

  • January 17th 2019 at 05:09

State Department Identifies American Killed In Nairobi Terror Attack

By Richard Gonzales
An undated photo provided by I-DEV International shows Jason Spindler in Nairobi, Kenya. He died in Tuesday

Jason Spindler was in Nairobi working for a firm he co-founded that promoted business partnerships in emerging markets.

(Image credit: AP)

  • January 17th 2019 at 02:57

Airline Cabin Crew Accused Of Acting As Couriers In International Drug Syndicate

By Amy Held
Malindo Air said it is cooperating with authorities after at least one of its cabin crew members was arrested in Australia for allegedly taking part in an international drug smuggling ring.

Eight people arrested in Australia are linked to an international crime syndicate that police say is responsible for smuggling heroin and methamphetamine.

(Image credit: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

  • January 17th 2019 at 00:12

'I'm A Survivor Of Violence': Portraits Of Women Waiting In Mexico For U.S. Asylum

By Federica Valabrega
Karen Paz hugs her daughter, Liliana Saray, 9. They are from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. "I feel free; I feel different," Paz said. "I don

Photographer Federica Valabrega photographed Central American women who fled domestic violence and joined a migrant caravan to seek asylum in the U.S.

(Image credit: Federica Valabrega)

  • January 16th 2019 at 23:51

British Prime Minister Survives No Confidence Vote After Defeat Of Brexit Plan

By Frank Langfitt

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a vote of no-confidence in her government on Wednesday, following the resounding defeat of her Brexit plan in parliament on Tuesday.

  • January 16th 2019 at 23:18
Yesterday โ€” January 16th 2019NPR World

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Explosion In Syria That Killed U.S. Troops

By Tom Bowman

ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the Syrian city of Manbij that targeted coalition troops. The Pentagon says U.S. service members suffered multiple deaths and injuries.

  • January 16th 2019 at 22:17

What Happens With Brexit Now That Prime Minister May Has Survived No Confidence Vote

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with writer Paul Mason, a Labour Party supporter, about what happens next with Brexit after British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no confidence vote Wednesday.

  • January 16th 2019 at 22:17

Amid Brexit Chaos, Theresa May's Government Survives Confidence Vote

By Laurel Wamsley
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks Wednesday at the House of Commons in London during a debate before a no-confidence vote raised by opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. May withstood the challenge to her leadership.

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, had called for the vote in Parliament after the resounding defeat of the Brexit deal that the prime minister had negotiated with the EU.

(Image credit: Mark Duffy/AP)

  • January 16th 2019 at 20:16

In 'El Chapo' Case, A Bribery Allegation Involving Former Mexican President

NPR speaks with reporter Zolan Kanno-Youngs of The Wall Street Journal about the courtroom allegation that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman bribed former Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto.

  • January 16th 2019 at 17:04

U.S. Soldiers Killed In Attack In Northern Syria

By Tom Bowman

An attack in northern Syria has killed U.S. service members. The Defense Department says they were on a routine patrol. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • January 16th 2019 at 16:51

U.S. Troops Killed By Blast In Syria; Islamic State Claims Responsibility

By Daniella Cheslow
An explosion damaged a restaurant in Manbij, Syria, on Wednesday, as shown in a screen grab from the Kurdish Hawar News agency, or ANHA.

Four Americans are reported dead, and three more injured, in a suicide bombing in northern Syria. The attack comes shortly after President Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw troops from Syria.

(Image credit: ANHA/AP)

  • January 16th 2019 at 16:30

Honduran Caravan Crosses Guatemala, Traveling Toward U.S.

By Matthew S. Schwartz
Honduran migrants wait in line to cross over the border checkpoint into Guatemala in Agua Caliente, Honduras. A new caravan of at least several hundred Hondurans has set off toward the United States on foot or in vehicles. Some have already crossed into Guatemala.

The caravan, which could consist of up to 2,000 migrants, began its journey from Honduras on Monday. The migrants have already become symbols in the ongoing battle over border security.

(Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

  • January 16th 2019 at 12:01

Britain's Parliament Says 'No' To Theresa May's Brexit Deal

David Greene talks to Robert Shrimsley of the Financial Times about how British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to leave the European Union in an orderly fashion.

  • January 16th 2019 at 11:04

News Brief: Brexit Vote, Government Shutdown, Nairobi Attack

By Steve Inskeep

Britain's Parliament rejects Brexit deal. Federal workers affected by the shutdown look for ways to pay the bills. At least 14 people were killed when extremists stormed an upscale hotel in Nairobi.

  • January 16th 2019 at 11:04

As U.S. Troops Leave Syria, Allies Talk To Iraq About ISIS Fight

By Jane Arraf

The U.S. decision to pull troops from Syria has led to a scramble in neighboring Iraq, where the French foreign minister and Jordan's king visited to see how the region has to adjust.

  • January 16th 2019 at 11:04
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