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Xi Jinping's War On Poverty Moves Millions Of Chinese Off The Farm
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:54:24 -0400
Remote mountain villages where residents lived in poverty are being cleared, with villagers being given new apartments in the city. But finding work may be a challenge for some of the former farmers.

President Of Rio's 2016 Olympic Bid Is Charged With Corruption
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:49:00 -0400
Former Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman is charged with helping to run a criminal organization. The evidence includes undeclared assets in the form of 16 gold bars.

Canadian Man Sues Low-Cost Sunwing Airlines Over Beverage Service
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:54:00 -0400
He says the champagne service on his flight to Cuba was sparkling wine — not champagne. The airline says champagne service means a certain class of service — not what beverage would be in the glass.

Ousted Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif Indicted On Corruption Charges
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:45:00 -0400
The former prime minister, who resigned after being disqualified from office in July, has pleaded not guilty along with his daughter and son-in-law in connection with the so-called Panama Papers.

Spain Moves To Strip Catalonia's Regional Autonomy
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:04:00 -0400
Spain was preparing to impose direct rule over semi-autonomous Catalonia after the region's leader Carles Puigdemont declined to categorically renounce an independence referendum.

North Korea's Cut From Small Businesses Goes To Its Nuclear Program
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:04:00 -0400
North Korea is known as one of the most closed down socialist economies in the world. But even still, there is a small class of budding entrepreneurs. We learn how that works.

Opposition Movement Struggles To Unseat Venezuela's President
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:04:00 -0400
Venezuela's opposition is in crisis. They say the president is using dirty tricks to gut their efforts to unseat him. But critics blame the opposition for a muddled message and poor leadership.

Quebec Enacts 'Religious Neutrality Law' To Curb Full-Face Veils In Public
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:49:00 -0400
The bill, passed by the province's legislature, would effectively ban face coverings worn by Muslim women at any time they are giving or receiving public service.

Spain Moves To Strip Catalonia's Autonomy After Secession Showdown
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:40:00 -0400
Spain said it would invoke a constitutional clause allowing it to impose direct rule over semi-autonomous Catalonia after the region's leader refused to categorically renounce independence.

Declassified Files Lay Bare U.S. Knowledge Of Mass Murders In Indonesia
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:47:52 -0400
The Indonesian military systematically killed at least half a million people in the 1960s. Documents released Tuesday show U.S. officials knew about it from the start — and stood by as it unfolded.

Kenyan Officials Say They Can't Guarantee Fair Process In Presidential Election
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:41:00 -0400
Kenya's electoral confusion threatens to become a constitutional crisis. This comes as a senior electoral official resigned and fled to the U.S., saying the planned rerun of the presidential election in eight days is not guaranteed a fair process.

How Other Terrorist Organizations Could Benefit From ISIS' Loss Of Raqqa
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:41:00 -0400
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ali Soufan, former FBI terrorism investigator, and author of the book Anatomy of Terror. They discuss reports that Al-Qaida is actively recruiting ISIS fighters.

For Clues To China's Crackdown On Public Expression, Look To Its Economy
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:27:00 -0400
The Communist Party has become obsessed with maintaining social stability in recent years. Rights advocates say it has to do with the country's unstable economy.

In New Cookbook, Acclaimed Indian Restaurant Finally Spills Its Secrets
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:28:00 -0400
Rasika, a top eatery in Washington, D.C., is famous for its crispy spinach and modern twists on classic dishes. Now the owner and chef are sharing some of their prized — and adventurous — recipes.

China's Xi Jinping Lauds 'New Era' Of Strength As He Opens National Congress
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:11:00 -0400
In a speech that lasted more than three hours, Xi said, "We are closer than any time in history to realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation."

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