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Yesterday โ€” July 11th 2020NPR World

COVID-19 Cases Spike In Brazil, Israel, Sweden

By Maddy Savage

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with reporters in Sweden, Brazil and Israel to hear about how those countries are currently experiencing the coronavirus pandemic.

  • July 11th 2020 at 22:50

As Kenya Keeps Schools Shut, Teen Pregnancies Are Rising

By Eyder Peralta
In Nairobi

The country's schools are closed until January as the coronavirus surges. Meanwhile, officials say there's an increase in underage expecting mothers.

(Image credit: Brian Inganga/AP)

  • July 11th 2020 at 16:21

France's Macron Faces Backlash Over Appointment Of New Ministers

By Rebecca Rosman

French President Emmanuel Macron is being criticized after adding a minister accused of rape and another known for his attacks on the #MeToo movement to his new government.

  • July 11th 2020 at 13:54

Nearly 6 Years After MH17 Was Shot Down, Dutch Prosecutors Say They Will Sue Russia

By Scott Neuman
A man wearing military fatigues stands next to the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines MH17 carrying 298 passengers and crew, that crashed in eastern Ukraine six years ago.

Russia has denied any involvement in the 2014 crash of the Malaysian jetliner that killed nearly 300 people. Investigators say it was hit by a Russian-supplied surface-to-air missile.

(Image credit: Dominique Faget/AFP via Getty Images)

  • July 11th 2020 at 03:17
Before yesterdayNPR World

Seoul Debates How To View Mayor's Death As Sexual Harassment Allegations Emerge

By Anthony Kuhn

Seoul's mayor was found dead in a park Friday. A fierce debate has erupted in South Korean capital about how to view the mayor and his death after allegations of sexual harassment against him emerged.

  • July 10th 2020 at 21:45

Lessons On Reopening Schools The U.S. Could Learn From Germany, Israel and Thailand

While the United States debates the reopening of schools, NPR correspondents discuss experiences of Germany, Israel and Thailand as they reopen classrooms during the pandemic.

  • July 10th 2020 at 21:45

What Will Sanrio's New Leadership Mean For Hello Kitty?

By Ashley Westerman
A display at Hello Kitty

A new CEO is steering a company that's seen years of slumping revenues and whose home market of Japan has an aging population. But "don't count out Hello Kitty," says an author of a book about Sanrio.

(Image credit: Hitoshi Yamada/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

  • July 10th 2020 at 18:22

Turkey Converts Istanbul's Iconic Hagia Sophia Back Into A Mosque

By Merrit Kennedy
Istanbul

The Byzantine-era architectural marvel has been used as a museum since 1934 and is widely regarded as a symbol of peaceful religious coexistence. A court ruling Friday revoked its museum status.

(Image credit: Emrah Gurel/AP)

  • July 10th 2020 at 16:37

Cited In Many Operations, Russia's GRU Is Suspected In Afghan Bounty Case

By Greg Myre
Russian President Vladimir Putin (second from left) meets military officials, including Igor Kostyukov (far right), the deputy chief of military intelligence for the GRU. The 2018 event in Moscow marked the centenary of the GRU, which has been involved in many major operations in recent years. U.S. intelligence suspects the GRU of involvement in a reported bounty program in Afghanistan.

Russian military intelligence, the GRU, is linked to the invasion of Ukraine and interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Now it's suspected of a bounty program to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

(Image credit: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin pool photo via AP)

  • July 10th 2020 at 14:53

Bolivian President Tests Positive For Coronavirus

By Scott Neuman
Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez is pictured before donating blood at the presidential palace in La Paz last month amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The announcement from the country's interim president, Jeanine Áñez, comes just days after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced that he had contracted COVID-19.

(Image credit: Aizar Raldes/AFP via Getty Images)

  • July 10th 2020 at 02:21

'Silent Screams': Will U.S. Amusement Parks Ban Screaming On Roller Coasters?

Japanese amusement parks have banned screaming on roller coasters in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus. NPR asks U.S. amusement parks whether they will impose the same rules.

  • July 9th 2020 at 22:01

Mexicans Split On Their President Meeting With Trump

By Carrie Kahn

Mexicans are expressing different opinions about their president meeting with President Trump. Some say it is an embarrassment, while others hope the new trade agreement will lead to more jobs.

  • July 9th 2020 at 22:01

Defense Secretary Esper, In Careful Exchange, Denies Being Briefed On 'Bounties'

By Philip Ewing
Defense Secretary Mark Esper (left) and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify Thursday before a House Armed Services Committee hearing.

The defense secretary and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs respond to careful prompts from Republicans on Thursday aimed at defending the Trump administration on the Russian bounty allegations.

(Image credit: Greg Nash/Pool/Getty Images)

  • July 9th 2020 at 21:42

U.S. Sanctions Chinese Officials, Including Politburo Member, For Xinjiang Abuses

By John Ruwitch
Attendants refill teacups as Chen Quanguo (center), Communist Party secretary of China

The Trump administration's penalties are meant to punish China for its treatment of Uighurs and Muslim minorities in the region, and target a Politburo member for the first time.

(Image credit: Mark Schiefelbein/AP)

  • July 9th 2020 at 21:40

Seoul's Mayor Found Dead After Massive Search

By Anthony Kuhn
Police say that Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, shown during a press conference earlier this month, was found dead in a wooded park. A police official says the cause of death is under investigation.

Mayor Park Won-soon's daughter told police he left a verbal message similar to a will, and later turned off his mobile phone. His body was found in a wooded park early Friday, police say.

(Image credit: Cheon Jin-hwan/Newsis via AP)

  • July 9th 2020 at 21:16

Lack Of Unity Is A Bigger Threat Than Coronavirus, WHO Chief Says In Emotional Speech

By Bill Chappell
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a meeting last week at WHO headquarters in Geneva. Tedros says the coronavirus "thrives on division."

"How is it difficult for humans to unite and fight a common enemy that is killing people indiscriminately?" WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asks.

(Image credit: Fabrice Coffrini/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

  • July 9th 2020 at 19:25

The Long, Perilous Route Thousands Of Indians Have Risked For A Shot At Life In U.S.

By Lauren Frayer
Gurmeet Singh holds a photo of his granddaughter, Gurupreet Kaur, who died of heatstroke in Arizona in June 2019. The 6-year-old and her mother had just crossed into the U.S. from Mexico.

The journey from India can zigzag to Russia, the Mideast, the Caribbean and Central America. U.S. Border Patrol figures show more than 7,600 Indians were detained on the U.S.-Mexico border last year.

(Image credit: Lauren Frayer/NPR)

  • July 9th 2020 at 18:05

Satellite Images Reveal Damage At Iranian Nuclear Facility

By Geoff Brumfiel

An incident last week at an Iranian nuclear facility appears to be sabotage. A look at the chief suspects and what the impact could be on Iran's nuclear ambitions.

  • July 9th 2020 at 14:55

U.S. Broadcasting Agency Will Not Extend Visas For Its Foreign Journalists

By David Folkenflik
U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack dismissed the heads of all its broadcasters when he took office in June.

Dozens of foreign nationals working in the U.S. for Voice of America may have to leave the country, putting some at risk of retribution from their nations' governments.

(Image credit: U.S. Agency for Global Media)

  • July 9th 2020 at 10:25

Scrabble Association Bans Racial, Ethnic Slurs From Its Official Word List

By Scott Neuman
A Scrabble players group finds some words are too offensive for its approved list.

On Wednesday, the North American Scrabble Players Association, which governs tournaments in the U.S. and Canada, said it was removing 236 potentially offensive words from its approved list.

(Image credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

  • July 9th 2020 at 03:32
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