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Inventor Who Made Chinese Easier To Read, Dies
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500
The inventor of Pinyin, a system that converted Chinese characters into words with the Roman alphabet, died on Saturday. Zhou Youguang was 111 years old.

Muslim-Americans Anxious About Trump Administration
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500
Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary nominee Gen John Kelly say they would not support a Muslim registry. But U.S. Muslims remain wary.

Samantha Power: U.S. Needs U.N. Help Before Threats Come Home To Roost
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500
Known for writing a book that is often required reading for diplomats, U.S. ambassador Samantha Power grapples with her own Problem from Hell that is the war in Syria.

A Year Later, Iran Nuclear Deal OK, But Road Ahead Could Be Rocky
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500
A new report from the International Crisis Group says the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal has lived up to its promises. But President-elect Trump has called the deal horrible, leaving its future unclear.

State Media: Turkey Arrests 'Main Suspect' From Deadly New Year's Attack
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:08:00 -0500
Police have taken at least 16 other people into custody in connection to the deadly attack, which killed at least 39 people. A gunman shot his way into the club packed with holiday revelers.

Archaeologists Unearth Pendant That May Be Linked To Anne Frank
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:56:00 -0500
Archaeologists say that they know of only one other pendant similar to the unique charm buried at the site of a Nazi death camp in Poland — and it belonged to Anne Frank.

10 Guantanamo Prisoners Freed In Oman; 45 Detainees Remain
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:23:00 -0500
Under President Obama, the detainee population has gone from 242 to 45. But he hasn't closed Guantanamo as pledged, and Donald Trump has called for more suspects to be sent to the prison in Cuba.

European Leaders Worried By Trump's Comments On NATO, EU
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:26:00 -0500
European leaders are concerned after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said during an interview that the EU is "basically a vehicle for Germany" and reiterated that NATO is "obsolete."

Egyptian Court Rules Against Government Bid To Give Two Islands To Saudi Arabia
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:46:00 -0500
The ruling is an embarrassment for Egypt's government, and a cause for celebration for protesters who saw the proposed handover as an incursion on Egypt's sovereign territory.

Something's Fishy At Manaus Airport In Brazil
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:58:00 -0500
If you like to travel and need a unique gift, try Manaus international airport, which is in the middle of the Amazon Rain Forest. It has what may be the world's only airport fish shop.

After Slow Going Against ISIS, Battle Picks Up In The Iraqi City Of Mosul
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:58:00 -0500
Iraqi forces with U.S. help have pressed deep into the ISIS-held city of Mosul but progress is still slow and dangerous. The scene may soon shift to an area where ISIS has more support.

After The Brexit Vote, Why Has The U.K. Economy Proved So Resilient?
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:58:00 -0500
British politicians warned a vote for Brexit would damage the economy of the United Kingdom. Six months after the referendum, its economy is doing much better than predicted. Why?

Can The Iran Nuclear Deal Survive Its 2nd Anniversary?
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:58:00 -0500
Analysts are looking back on the Iran nuclear deal. It was a year ago that sanctions were lifted, prisoners exchanged and the inspections of Iran's nuclear program came under full operation.

An Ice Shelf Is Cracking In Antarctica, But Not For The Reason You Think
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:41:00 -0500
Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf is about to lose an iceberg the size of Delaware. Scientists gathering in the U.K. are scratching their heads about why it's cracking off.

Arrest Warrant Sought For Samsung Heir In S. Korean Presidential Bribery Scandal
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:07:00 -0500
Jay Y. Lee, the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, is accused of paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes to a confidant of President Park Geun-hye in a growing influence-peddling scandal.

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