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U.S. Plans To Deport Massive Number Of Haitians From Del Rio, Texas, An Official Says

Plans have yet to be finalized, but officials are considering five to eight flights a day. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Gioconda Belli Reflects On Nicaragua

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Nicaraguan poet and political activist Gioconda Belli about the increasing tension in Nicaragua, as the country moves towards a presidential election.

India’s Vaccination Drive Has Gathered Speed, But Millions Remain Vulnerable

India has sped up its COVID vaccination after a deadly spring outbreak. Half of those eligible have received at least one shot. But millions are still vulnerable as fears of a new wave loom.

Thousands of Migrants, Mostly From Haiti, Are Packed Under Texas Bridge

NPR’s Leila Fadel speaks with Reuters reporter Alexandra Ulmer about the conditions beneath a bridge in Del Rio, Texas and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico where thousands of migrants are waiting to claim asylum.

France Recalls Ambassadors To The U.S. And Australia In Objection To Security Pact

France has recalled its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia as it registers its objection to a pact announced this week to build nuclear-powered submarines — a pact France wasn’t included in.

Pentagon Calls Drone Strike Which Killed Afghan Civilians A ‘Tragic Mistake’

The Pentagon says it made a ‘tragic mistake’ in its drone strike meant for the masterminds of an attack on the Kabul airport. The strike killed up to 10 innocent civilians, including seven children.

El Salvador Protest Reflected Concerns Over Democracy And Bitcoin

NPR’s Leila Fadel talks with El Faro journalist Valeria Guzman in El Salvador about this week’s protest against President Nayib Bukele.

E-Bikes Take The Stage At German Car Show

In Germany, car companies are showing off their latest electric vehicles. But in areas of Europe, some cars won’t be allowed on the street soon. So some car companies are putting e-bikes on display.

France Recalls Ambassadors To The U.S. And Australia Over Snubbed Sub Deal

France said it was “unacceptable behavior” for Australia to abruptly drop a $40 billion submarine purchasing agreement with France in favor of a new deal with the U.S. and U.K.

The U.K. Left The EU, And Now It’s Inching Away From The Metric System Too

Boris Johnson’s government is eyeing a move to allow shop stalls and supermarkets to use only imperial units in all transactions, ditching a metric requirement from when the U.K. was in the EU.

Here’s Why The Arc De Triomphe Was Just Wrapped In Fabric

It is “a sensual, popular and monumental gesture,” says Carine Rolland, the deputy mayor of Paris in charge of culture. The artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude came up with the idea before they died.

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