Saudi Arabia is ending a three-decade ban on cinema. Black Panther screened for an invitation-only crowd last night. A look at Saudi showbiz finds filmakers eager to light up the big screen.
As Cuba transitions to a new president, hundreds of thousands of Cuban-Americans look on from afar. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Cuban-American filmmaker LeAnne Russell about how the younger generation sees the island's succession of power.
Cuba's new president, Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez took office Thursday promising to defend the Castro legacy, but he also pledged reforms aimed at modernizing the island nation's economy.
The government-backed effort seeks to reunite the wives and children of ISIS fighters with family in Russia. Many of the thousands of Russian Muslim men who joined ISIS were killed in the fighting.
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When Raúl Castro passed Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez the job, the Communist Party stalwart became Cuba's first president not named Castro in decades. But don't expect radical reforms.
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Vermont veterans cook up a brewery and a bourbon distillery that not only lifts spirits, but gives back to the community and creates a model that may encourage other vets to try entrepreneurship.
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Sanctions require Russia to expel about 30,000 North Korean migrant workers. In this city in Russia's Far East, some business owners say they will be sorely missed.
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There are questions about whether CIA Director Mike Pompeo can earn enough support to be confirmed as secretary of state. Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep.
Cuba is poised for a new leader to take over. For the first time in almost 60 years, it won't be a member of the Castro family.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo is President Trump's pick for secretary of state. NPR's David Greene talks with Noah Rothman, writer for Commentary, about Pompeo's qualifications.
Cuba is preparing for a new leader. Raul Castro is expected to hand over the presidency to a younger successor. Also, President Trump spoke on Wednesday about a possible meeting with Kim Jong Un.
We have the latest on President Trump's meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and plans for a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
The social media giant will ask users worldwide if they want to continue sharing data for ads as well as personal information such as political and religious leanings and relationship information.
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French President Emmanuel Macron visits Berlin Thursday, amid differences between him and German Chancellor Angela Merkel over eurozone reforms.
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President Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed reporters Wednesday evening after talks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
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For the first time since 1959, the communist island of Cuba will not be run by a Castro. On Thursday, Raúl Castro will hand the presidency over to a successor, widely believed to be First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel.
Raul Castro, who has led Cuba since his brother Fidel retired in 2008, will leave the presidency Thursday. And he has a successor in mind: Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, who is 30 years his junior.
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The votes will be held June 24, likely under a state of emergency and more than a year earlier than expected. The move hastens the implementation of reforms granting the presidency broad new powers.
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The idea is to inject anti-HIV antibodies that would kill the virus when people get exposed. A new study is promising — although it was conducted on monkeys.
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Syrian state media said Tuesday that international inspectors had entered the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack. But the chemical weapons watchdog group OPCW now says that's not true.
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