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Casting Aside Cold War Ghosts, Obama Reaches Out To Old Rivals
Tue, 24 May 2016 11:13:29 -0400
As his time in office winds down, President Obama has sought to jettison vestiges of the Cold War and reach out to old rivals, from Vietnam to Cuba and beyond.

The World Promises To Do A Better Job Aiding Refugees From Violence
Tue, 24 May 2016 10:38:44 -0400
But it's one thing to make a pledge. Will the participants in the first U.N. World Humanitarian Summit deliver?

PHOTOS: Greece Begins Evacuating Thousands Of Asylum-Seekers From Camp
Tue, 24 May 2016 10:28:00 -0400
Migrants and refugees have waited for months at the makeshift camp near Idomeni. They hoped to cross into Macedonia, but the border has been shut. Now they're being transferred to camps farther south.

'Invisible Army' Of Immigrant Women Finds Its Voice Through Cooking
Tue, 24 May 2016 10:16:30 -0400
Brazilian immigrant Roberta Siao says being both a foreigner and mother made it hard to find work in London. At Mazi Mas, a restaurant that trains and employs immigrants, she found more than a job.

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Bombings In 2 Syrian Coastal Cities
Tue, 24 May 2016 05:05:00 -0400
David Greene talks to Sam Dagher of The Wall Street Journal about the significance of recent bombings in the Syria port cities of Tartus and Jableh, not far from Russian military facilities.

Niger Faces Catastrophic Humanitarian Situation, President Says
Tue, 24 May 2016 05:05:00 -0400
Attacks by the extremist group Boko Haram have created a potential humanitarian catastrophe around Africa's Lake Chad. Despair is mounting among the displaced in Niger who are requesting aid.

Key Minister In Brazil's New Government Steps Down After Tape Is Leaked
Tue, 24 May 2016 05:05:00 -0400
Secret tapes, street protests and political plots — Brazil is in turmoil and the newly installed government is already in trouble. It all centers on a corruption probe at the state oil company.

Venezuela's Government Plays Hardball To Block Opposition's Recall Effort
Tue, 24 May 2016 05:05:00 -0400
Day after day, there is less food on the shelves, less power to turn on lights or run businesses and more anger over the difficulties. But opposition efforts to recall the president are being stymied.

For Some U.K. Farmers, Business Looks Better Without 'Brexit'
Tue, 24 May 2016 05:05:00 -0400
Britain's farming minister favors leaving the European Union. But some farmers fear losing subsidies and foreign workers if that happens. "As a farmer," says one, "I want to stay in business."

Filipino Americans: Blending Cultures, Redefining Race
Tue, 24 May 2016 04:43:00 -0400
In his book The Latinos of Asia, Anthony Christian Ocampo explores how Filipino-Americans challenge traditional ideas about race and national identity.

Obama Lauds Vietnam, Nudges It To Improve Its Human Rights Record
Tue, 24 May 2016 04:00:00 -0400
The president pressed for political reforms such as freedom of assembly. He noted that while he was able to meet with some human rights activists on Tuesday, others were barred from attending.

London Flower Show Hopes You Will Get Into The Garden, Too
Mon, 23 May 2016 18:14:53 -0400
Handmade poppies and take-home tips are hallmarks of this year's Chelsea Flower Show. The Royal Horticultural Society wants to use the show to promote the benefits of digging in the dirt.

Rhino-Horn Trade OK'd By South African Court, Lifting Domestic Ban
Mon, 23 May 2016 17:22:00 -0400
International trade of rhino horns is still banned, though illicit trade continues. South Africa has the world's largest rhino population; more than 1,000 were killed by poachers last year.

WHO's Stern Warning: The World 'Is Not Prepared To Cope' With Pandemics
Mon, 23 May 2016 16:47:00 -0400
Dr. Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization, offered congratulations for victories on the health front — and words of serious concern about the future.

Bayer Makes $62 Billion Play For Monsanto
Mon, 23 May 2016 16:28:36 -0400
Germany's Bayer corporation says Monsanto is worth $62 billion. That works out to a 37 percent premium over Monsanto's stock price from a few days ago. Bayer is sending a signal it is serious about taking over Monsanto, and it's willing to take on a lot of debt in order to do so.

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