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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.

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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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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In South Korea, A Backlash Against Olympics Cooperation With The North

1/22/2018
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"We oppose, we oppose, we oppose," shouted protesters as North Korea's advance team arrived. Thousands signed petitions against a joint women's hockey team. The president's approval rating has fallen.

Duration: 00:04:21


When A Tattoo Means Life Or Death. Literally

1/21/2018
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A gravely ill man arrives at the hospital, alone and unconscious, with a tattoo across his chest: "Do Not Resuscitate." It sparks deep conversation about end-of-life care in America.

Duration: 00:03:55


A Dad Separated From His Daughter Resettles Across The Border After Deportation

1/20/2018
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Jose Mares came to the United States from Mexico when he was 8 years old. Last year, he was deported. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Mares about what it's like to be sent back to a country he hardly knew.

Duration: 00:04:45


Israel Bans Activities In Jerusalem Connected To Palestinian Authority Government

1/19/2018
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Palestinians still have aspirations for a capital in part Jerusalem. National political institutions could strengthen Palestinian claims in the city, but for decades Israel has worked to limit those.

Duration: 00:04:09


Moscow Sees Only 6 Minutes Of Sunlight During All Of December

1/18/2018
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The city experienced the darkest month in its recorded history in December. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with reporter Charles Maynes, who lived through those nearly sunless weeks.

Duration: 00:03:43


North Korea's Olympic Hopefuls Include A Pair Of Figure Skaters

1/17/2018
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Pair skaters Ryom Tae Ok, 18, and Kim Ju Sik, 25, qualified last year for the Winter Games. They'll learn this weekend whether they'll compete in Pyeongchang.

Duration: 00:03:41


Catherine Deneuve Apologizes To Victims Of Sexual Violence For Letter About #MeToo

1/15/2018
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The apology comes after she signed a letter last week about the #MeToo movement and she and other co-signers made comments that some harassment victims found offensive.

Duration: 00:02:10


Tunisia Celebrations And Protests Mark 7 Years Since Revolution

1/14/2018
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Sunday marks the seven-year anniversary of the ousting of Tunisia's dictator. While Tunisians are celebrating the event, vast economic problems still persist throughout the country.

Duration: 00:04:07


A New Approach To Refugees: Pay Them To Go Home

1/13/2018
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Even though the refugee crisis in Europe reached its peak two years ago, countries are still trying to figure out what to do with the more than 150,000 refugees who want to stay in the E.U.

Duration: 00:05:31


Kremlin Exploring 'Crypto-rouble' As Way To Evade U.S. Sanctions

1/11/2018
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It would work similarly to Bitcoin, except transactions would not be anonymous under the authoritarian government. The Kremlin hopes the currency can help evade U.S. sanctions.

Duration: 00:03:39


100 French Women Pen Letter Saying #MeToo Movement Has Gone Too Far

1/10/2018
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Nearly 100 French women activists, academics and actresses have signed an open letter saying that the #MeToo movement has gone too far, becoming a "witch hunt" against men.

Duration: 00:03:20


North And South Korea Reach Breakthroughs In First High-Level Talks In 2 Years

1/9/2018
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The two sides announced further dialogue to ease tension between them, but the North still insists any talk of nuclear weapons is off the table.

Duration: 00:04:11


North Koreans' Attitudes Of The U.S.

1/7/2018
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NPR's Michel Martin talks with North Korea expert Jean H. Lee of the Wilson Center about how people on the Korean peninsula view the U.S.

Duration: 00:03:52


New Law In Iceland Aims At Reducing Country's Gender Pay Gap

1/5/2018
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The law, which went into effect on Monday, requires employers with 25 workers or more to prove that they pay men and women equally for equal work.

Duration: 00:04:07


Ethiopia Says It Will Free All Of Its Political Prisoners

1/3/2018
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It's a turnaround for a government that has cracked down on dissent — and had not even admitted that it held political prisoners. The prime minister said a notorious prison would be closed.

Duration: 00:04:30


Why Europe Is Willing To Regulate Tech More Than The U.S.

1/2/2018
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Though Congress has had many tech executives testify on Capitol Hill about their operations, it hasn't led to any major regulations of the tech industry.

Duration: 00:04:05


Where Did The Islamic State Fighters Go?

1/1/2018
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The extremist group has lost all its strongholds in its core areas in Iraq and Syria. But some militants are still on the loose and plan to regroup and cause more mayhem.

Duration: 00:03:58


Germany Takes Steps To Guard Women Against Sexual Assault As They Ring In New Year

12/31/2017
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In Berlin, authorities are taking extra security measures ahead of New Year's celebrations. "Safety zones" are being set up for female party-goers, but some people are critical of this move.

Duration: 00:03:39


The True Story Of A Spanish Royal And The Very High Voice That Healed Him

12/30/2017
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The new Broadway musical drama Farinelli And The King tells the tale of the bipolar King Philippe V and the famous 18th-century operatic castrato whose singing nurses him back to health.

Duration: 00:04:56


Syria Says U.S. Forces Should Leave As Contractors, Diplomats Prepare To Arrive

12/29/2017
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says contractors and diplomats will be sent to Eastern Syria to help stabilize the country, protected by American troops already there.

Duration: 00:02:32

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