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Today โ€” July 22nd 2019NPR World

Ukrainian President's Party Wins Snap Elections In Bid To Consolidate Power

By Scott Neuman
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks at his the

President Volodymyr Zelensky, who gained fame by playing a fictional president on television, hopes a new parliament will give him the clout to follow through on his promise to tackle corruption.

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  • July 22nd 2019 at 08:01

For Britain's Next Prime Minister, A High-Stakes Standoff With Iran Awaits

By Joanna Kakissis
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt debate on July 15 in London. Awaiting the next prime minister will be an international crisis with Iran, stemming from its seizure of a British-flagged commercial oil tanker.

The ruling Conservative Party will choose a new leader this week. The winner will inherit a full-blown international crisis, which erupted Friday after Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker.

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  • July 21st 2019 at 23:44

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Swimmer Collects Data On Microplastics

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with environmental advocate Ben Lecomte, who is swimming through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

  • July 21st 2019 at 23:10
Yesterday โ€” July 21st 2019NPR World

Man Accused Of Hacking Bulgaria's Tax Agency Is Released And Given Lesser Charges

By Kaity Kline
In a country of 7 million, more than 5 million people in Bulgaria had personal data such as social security information, addresses, incomes and names leaked online.

A Bulgarian cybersecurity expert was arrested by police after being accused of involvement in the hack of millions of records from the nation's tax agency.

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  • July 21st 2019 at 21:28

Hong Kong Protests Turn Violent As Clashes Erupt Between Demonstrators And Masked Mob

By Bobby Allyn
Men in white T-shirts with poles are seen in Yuen Long after clashing with anti-extradition bill demonstrators at a train station in Hong Kong.

A group of attackers wearing masks and white shirts swung fists, wielded clubs and other objects at a crowd of mostly pro-democracy demonstrators at a train station in the district of Yuen Long.

(Image credit: Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

  • July 21st 2019 at 17:52

'At Dusk' Exposes South Korea Through A Variety Of Lenses

By Gabino Iglesias
At Dusk, by Hwang Sok-yong

Hwang Sok-yong's novel is a perfect slice of Koreana; a touching, somewhat depressive narrative full of nostalgia exposing the underbelly of a nation via the people inhabiting society's bottom rung.

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  • July 21st 2019 at 15:08

In India's Assam State, Residents Of River Islands Face Uncertainty Over Citizenship

By CK Vijayakumar
Soleman Nessa

Some 4 million people, many Muslim and impoverished, were excluded from a 2018 official register of citizens. Photographer CK Vijayakumar visited Assam to learn more about the challenges they face.

(Image credit: CK Vijayakumar for NPR)

  • July 21st 2019 at 14:28

Hong Kong Protests: Thousands Demand Complete Withdrawal Of Controversial Bill

By Julie McCarthy

Demonstrators have gathered again, angered at Beijing's tightening control over the territory. Police have been mobilized as Hong Kong faces its worst crisis in recent history.

  • July 21st 2019 at 14:00

The Stakes For Pakistan Prime Minister's D.C. Trip

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Farahnaz Ispahani, who served in Pakistan's Parliament, about Prime Minister Imran Khan's upcoming White House visit.

  • July 21st 2019 at 14:00

19 Mafia Suspects Arrested, Including Some From The Gambino Family

Police in the U.S. and Italy recently arrested a number of mafiosi. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks author John Dickie about a trans-Atlantic criminal connection.

  • July 21st 2019 at 14:00

50 Years After Apollo 11, Here's What (And How) Astronauts Are Eating

By Susie Neilson
Some of the space food that was scheduled to be carried on the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission included (from left to right): chicken and vegetables, beef hash, and beef and gravy.

Ever since astronaut John Glenn's first bite of applesauce in 1962, eating in space has been a challenge. NPR talks to former NASA food scientists to see how cosmic cuisine has evolved over the years.

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  • July 21st 2019 at 13:00

Trump Says He'd Vouch For A$AP Rocky Amid Growing Demands For The Rapper's Release

By Abigail Clukey
People across the entertainment industry, including Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj, voiced their outrage and have demanded the release of rapper A$AP Rocky from Swedish custody.

The American entertainer has been detained in Sweden since July 3, after an altercation in Stockholm. Celebrities, Twitter and a GoFundMe petition are clamoring for him to be let go.

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  • July 21st 2019 at 00:03

Latest: Iran Tensions

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Karim Sadjadpour, a senior analyst at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about the latest developments with Iran.

  • July 20th 2019 at 23:14

Many Asylum Seekers In Mexico Are From Far Beyond Central America

By James Fredrick

A new Trump administration rule says people seeking asylum must have already applied and been rejected in another country. Most are from Central America, but some are coming from Africa and elsewhere.

  • July 20th 2019 at 23:14
Before yesterdayNPR World

U.K. Fears Iran Is Taking A 'Dangerous Path' After Seizure Of Tanker

By Shannon Van Sant
Iranian officials are defending the seizure of British-flagged tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz near Iran

Iran took over the British-flagged vessel in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday and says it and its crew will remain in an Iranian port during a probe of an accident that Iran says led to the seizure.

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  • July 20th 2019 at 18:46

Notre Dame Fire Revives Demand For Skilled Stone Carvers In France

By Eleanor Beardsley
Students chip and chisel away at heavy slabs of stone in the workshops of the Hector Guimard high school, less than three miles from Paris

"With stone carving, we give life to an edifice and perpetuate history. We're also creating a link with the past and transmitting values that are important to conserve in society," one student says.

(Image credit: Eleanor Beardsley/NPR)

  • July 20th 2019 at 14:36

The Fallout From A Seemingly Sweet Oil Deal For Venezuela's Neighbors

By Jason Beaubien
Oil production platforms on Venezuela

The PetroCaribe program provided fuel to Venezuela's neighbors on long-term credit to spur economic growth. What has happened now that Venezuela is in free fall?

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  • July 20th 2019 at 14:00

A Spotlight On Iran's Relationship With U.S., U.K.

NPR's Jackie Northam provides the latest update on the situation with Iran as tensions escalate with the United States and the United Kingdom.

  • July 20th 2019 at 14:00

Russians Demonstrate Against Putin Over Health Care, Controversial Projects

By Lucian Kim

Vladimir Putin won re-election to a fourth term as president in a landslide last year. Now, protests are breaking out around the country as dissatisfaction with the government grows.

  • July 20th 2019 at 14:00

Suspected Arsonist In Japanese Animation Studio Fire Reportedly Had Criminal Record

By Vanessa Romo
The Kyoto Animation Studio in Kyoto, Japan, was set ablaze on Thursday morning, killing 33 and injuring more than 30 others before the fire was put out on Friday morning. The suspect believed to be behind the arson has is being treated for burns.

Police officials said Shinji Aoba, a 41-year-old from Saitama City near Tokyo, spent three and a half years in prison for robbing a convenience store in 2012.

(Image credit: Jae C. Hong/AP)

  • July 20th 2019 at 01:09
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