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Gun Control Advocates To Press Russia Questions During NRA Convention

The National Rifle Association’s ties to Russia have increased pressure on the group in recent months, and opponents are eager to seize on that during the NRA’s annual meeting this week.

Nearly 200 Arrested As May Day Rally In Paris Turns Violent

A peaceful rally aimed at protesting French President Emmanuel Macron’s unpopular public sector reforms was quickly hijacked by black-clad anarchists, who tossed petrol bombs at police.

North Korean Defector Hopes To See Loved Ones Again — But Remains Skeptical

Hyeonseo Lee left North Korea when she was 17. Now 38, she calls the recent meeting between Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae-in “stunning,” and says her greatest hope is reunification.

Armenian Protest Leader Loses Bid For Premier, Warns Of A ‘Political Tsunami’

Despite being the only candidate to replace the recently ousted prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan failed to obtain a majority vote in parliament. Now, he’s calling for a “struggle of non-violence.”

Hobby Lobby’s Smuggled Artifacts Will Be Returned To Iraq

Antiquities were shipped from dealers to the Oklahoma-based chain of arts and crafts stores. But on Wednesday, federal authorities will give the ancient objects back to Iraq.

New Watchdog Report Paints Grim Picture Of America’s War In Afghanistan

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, about the latest report on Afghanistan reconstruction. Despite the record amount of coalition munitions dropped, the security situation continues …

North And South Korea Dismantle Loudspeakers Blaring Propaganda On The DMZ

The removal comes after a historic summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who pledged a “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula.

Lubna Olayan Broke Saudi Arabia’s Glass Ceiling. Now She Wants More Women To Work

The influential Saudi CEO discusses what she’s done to get more women working.

Britain taps the son of a Pakistani bus driver to shape immigration policy

Beyond an exemplar of the immigrant dream, Mr. Javid’s appointment to take charge of immigration and national security may also signal a shift in thought in migration politics overall. Specifically, it is being viewed as a nod from the Conservatives t…

Israel at 70: A tale of two histories

Tumbling off their bus and into the glaring afternoon sun in the West Bank town of Ramallah, the US tourists assemble before Yasser Arafat’s marble tomb and hear two vastly different takes on the former Palestinian leader. Standing to the left of the …

A first step in denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula

Nuclear disarmament will be the big topic on the table if Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un finally meet in coming weeks as planned. Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim have helped create the very military tensions they now seek to lessen. In planning the talks, the US…

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