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Sunday, March 18, 2018
- Saudi Prince Will Court Trump In Visit — And Tech Execs And Hollywood Too
Mohammed bin Salman is coming to the U.S. this week. His ongoing PR campaign seeks to diversify Saudi Arabia's economy and reset its image abroad, but some of his actions have undermined that goal.
- As Expected Vladimir Putin — Who Has Led Russia For 18 Years — Wins 6 More
There was never any doubt that the presidential election in Russia would give Putin another term, and on Sunday he received an overwhelming victory over the seven other candidates allowed to run.
- Britain Accuses Russia Of Stockpiling Deadly Nerve Agent
The U.K. says it has evidence Russia has been creating and stockpiling a lethal toxin used to poison a former spy in England.
- Salvadoran Evangelicals Work To Change Lives Of Gang Members
El Salvador has one of the highest murder rates in the world, driven by gangs. The Economist's Sarah Esther Maslin reported on how evangelical churches help gang members pull away from lives of crime.
- Tension Increases Between Moscow And London
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to British MP Tom Tugendhat about the rising tensions between the U.K. and Russia, including the latest news that Russia is expelling 23 British diplomats.
- Former National Security Adviser On Russia Investigation And Trump Foreign Policy
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with former national security adviser Stephen Hadley about President Trump's foreign policy and his criticism of the FBI.
- After Documenting Nazi Crimes, A French Priest Exposes ISIS Attacks On Yazidis
Patrick Desbois has spent the last 15 years uncovering details of Nazi massacres in Eastern Europe and Russia. Using the same methods, the priest is now uncovering ISIS crimes against Yazidis.
- The U.K., U.S. And Russia's Election
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to The Guardian's Moscow bureau chief Andrew Roth about the Russian presidential election and how recent diplomatic blows with the U.K. and the U.S. play into the campaign.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
- Steel Tariffs Could Crunch Foreign Carmakers In The U.S. South
Mercedes Benz USA showed off its new headquarters in Atlanta — all in the midst of a possible trade war that could affect the car industry in the South, which has become a truly global car market.
- White House Turmoil Limits U.S. Ability To Respond To Crises, Panetta Says
President Trump fired his secretary of state this week, triggering a Cabinet shake-up. NPR's Michel Martin talks with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta about potential effects on foreign policy.
- Russian Trolling Continued After Election
U.S. citizens continue to be targeted by Russian operatives online. Ajah Hales was contacted by a Facebook page that promised to promote black-owned businesses like hers. She talks with Scott Simon.
- Slovaks Protest After Journalist's Killing
The murder of a a young investigative journalist in Slovakia led to street protests and the collapse of the government. Now protesters want fresh elections to sweep away corruption.
- Subway Line Could Threaten Sufi Shrine In Pakistan
Pakistan's government is building a much-needed 16-mile metro across Lahore to ease traffic. But it passes a little too close for comfort to many of the city's historic buildings.
- Why Many Russians Support Putin
Russia chooses a president on Sunday, but critics say the election has been carefully managed to offer voters little choice other than Vladimir Putin.
- Some Economists See A Plus Side In Eliminating Term Limits For China's Xi Jinping
While this month's constitutional reform stirred political controversy, some economists say it could have a positive flip side for the global economy.
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