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NPR's Foreign Desk picks the top story from the day's international coverage from Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other award-winning NPR programs.

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Where French President Macron Stands On The Iran Nuclear Deal

4/24/2018
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Joseph Bahout, a member of French President Macron's delegation, is a Middle East expert. He explains Macron's agenda on the Iranian nuclear deal and on Syria during his visit with President Trump.

Duration:00:04:28

At Least 24 Dead After Riots In Nicaragua

4/23/2018
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The protests and violence were prompted by planned changes to the pension system. The U.S. State Department ordered embassy staff members' relatives to leave the country and curtailed services.

Duration:00:03:38

Who Cares If They're Cute? This Zoologist Accepts Animals On Their Own Terms

4/22/2018
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Zoologist Lucy Cooke says humans aren't doing animals any favors when we moralize their behavior. Her book The Truth About Animals is organized around "fact and not sentimentality."

Duration:00:08:33

As Saudi Arabia's Cinema Ban Ends, Filmmakers Eye New Opportunities

4/21/2018
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Allowing cinemas is part of a modernization drive by the Saudi government, which hopes to create more business opportunities and become a regional film hub. But it's a tough place to be a filmmaker.

Duration:00:05:18

South African Government Ramping Up Efforts To Get More Land Into Black Ownership

4/20/2018
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Nearly a quarter century after the end of apartheid, whites still own most of the land in the country, and a new political party thinks it should be appropriated without compensation.

Duration:00:05:06

Climate Change Is Killing Coral On The Great Barrier Reef

4/18/2018
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The ecosystem has collapsed for 29 percent of the 3,863 reefs in the giant coral reef system, according to new research. Scientists are learning which corals are the "winners" and "losers."

Duration:00:02:33

Beijing Forges Ahead With 'Made In China' Policy, Targeted By Proposed U.S. Tariffs

4/17/2018
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"Why should one country take aim at another country's policy to develop its own economy?" a Chinese auto industry leader says of U.S. threats and tariffs. "Just mind your own business."

Duration:00:04:11

Chemical Weapons Inspectors Still Awaiting Access To Site Of Alleged Chemical Attack

4/16/2018
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NPR'S Ari Shapiro speaks with British Ambassador Peter Wilson about the investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons into the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Duration:00:05:23

Refugee Women Cook Up Syrian Cuisine To Eke Out A Living In Turkey

4/15/2018
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Many of the millions of Syrians living as refugees in Turkey have realized they're unlikely to make it home soon. So some of the women are turning their knowledge of Syrian cooking into a business.

Duration:00:04:13

In 'The Burning Shores,' Libya Blossoms — Briefly — Before Unraveling

4/13/2018
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Author Frederic Wehrey's new book follows the country's turmoil after the overthrow and death of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Though signs of normalcy have returned, Wehry says there's still deep trauma.

Duration:00:08:30

Could Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Be Tried As A War Criminal?

4/12/2018
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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Alex Whiting, a former prosecutor at the International Criminal Court and Harvard law professor, to get a sense of how war crimes charges against Assad could work.

Duration:00:05:29

Syrian Defector: Assad Forces Targeted, Killed Journalist Marie Colvin

4/10/2018
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Evidence presented in a U.S. federal court claims that the 56-year-old American was intentionally targeted in a rocket attack by Syrian regime forces in 2012. Her family is suing the country.

Duration:00:04:19

It Was A Company With A Lot Of Promise. Then A Chinese Customer Stole Its Technology

4/9/2018
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When a Chinese wind turbine maker stole vital trade secrets from American Superconductor, the damage was enormous. The theft cost the firm hundreds of millions of dollars and resulted in mass layoffs.

Duration:00:05:53

A Salvadoran Woman Missed Her U.S. Court Date. What Happens Next?

4/8/2018
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After a week full of immigration news, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro has an update on the story of a woman from El Salvador who is seeking asylum in the United States.

Duration:00:06:35

'Just As True': Johnny Cash's Poems Set To Music For New Album

4/7/2018
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Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash, helps to immortalize his father's poems with a new album called Johnny Cash: Forever Words.

Duration:00:08:15

What It Takes For An American To Do Business In China

4/6/2018
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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Claire Reade from the Center for Strategic and International Studies about what the newest round of proposed tariffs mean for U.S.-China trade relations.

Duration:00:04:30

As Threats Of Additional Tariffs Continue, China Says U.S. Demands Are Unreasonable

4/4/2018
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China responded to a U.S. threat of additional tariffs with a long list of its own. The two sides will likely spend the next few months trying to negotiate a solution that will avert a trade war.

Duration:00:04:00

'Two Sisters' Follows Norwegian Teenagers Who Left Home To Join ISIS In Syria

4/3/2018
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When ISIS began expanding its hold on Iraq and Syria, tens of thousands of foreign fighters went to join the caliphate. In Norway, two teenage girls decided to go too. It's the subject of a new book.

Duration:00:07:59

Russian Chemist Who Developed Nerve Agents Has No Doubt Moscow Is Behind U.K. Attack

4/2/2018
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A Russian chemist who helped to develop the nerve agent used in the attack in the U.K. last month is now living in New Jersey — and says he has no doubt that Moscow is responsible.

Duration:00:04:20

Facebook Complaints Are A New Kind Of 911 Call In The Platform's Hometown

4/1/2018
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From hacking to questionable ads to tech support, Menlo Park police dispatchers get calls about Facebook from all around the world.

Duration:00:03:52

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