Russian Warplane Incursions In Turkey Are 'Unacceptable,' NATO Chief Says

Turkey says that on Sunday, a MiG-29 plane kept two of its F-16 jets on its radar as potential targets for more than five minutes.

Facing The Challenge Of Reporting And Keeping At-Risk Sources Safe

While covering gang violence in El Salvador, an NPR reporting team faced tough questions about how to report their stories while also protecting sources from harm that could befall them from talking.

This We Do Know About TPP: The Shouting Is Already Loud

When President Obama announced a massive trade deal on Monday, he heard cheers from business groups. But the unions and public-interest groups that usually support him rejected the trade proposal.

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Microsoft's Satya Nadella Travels The World Looking For The Next Big Idea

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was in Mexico last week on a high-profile visit. Now that smartphones and Internet access have become so universal, the next billion-dollar idea could come from anywhere.

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Devout Muslim Preaches His Love For America

Since 1965 about 60 million people have moved to the U.S. from around the world. A Muslim immigrant from Libya says living in the U.S. means both coping with bigotry and enjoying religious freedom.

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China Is Absent From Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

The TPP is a key part of the Obama administration's pivot to Asia, strapping together the economies of several Asian nations to the U.S. It's also a counter to China's growing influence in the region.

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Was Kunduz Attack A War Crime? Legal Analysts Say It's Difficult To Prove

A medical aid group says U.S. airstrikes on its hospital in Kunduz amount to a war crime. Analysts say an investigation is needed, but diplomatic fallout is more likely than a war crime prosecution.

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Internet Access Expands In Cuba — For Those Who Can Afford It

There's a growing number of WiFi hotspots, but access for an hour can cost a couple days' salary. It's leading to a sharp divide between those who can and can't afford it.

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Budapest Foodies Hope Cuisine Can Help Heal Anti-Migrant Prejudice

Forget the goulash. Budapest's restaurants have been featuring refugee cuisine — think Syrian sweets, Afghan pies and Eritrean flatbread. It's a festival to foster understanding through food.

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Iraq's Fight Against ISIS Stalls

Iraq and the U.S. have vowed to defeat ISIS in Iraq's western province of Anbar. The tribes there want to fight, but their recruits are under-equipped and weak. The country wants more U.S. help.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Reached

October 5, 2015
Trade representatives attend a press conference for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pan-Pacific trade agreement by trade ministers from 12 nations in Sydney on October 27, 2014. The TPP, which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy and include 12 nations, just struck a deal today. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

The historic trade agreement, reached after eight years of negotiations, would bring together 40 percent of the world’s economy.

Should Russia’s Entry Into Syria Change U.S. Strategy?

October 5, 2015
Russia's President Vladimir Putin looks on while speaking with journalists in Itamaraty Palace in Brazilia, early on July 17, 2014. (Alexi Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Military analyst Andrew Bacevich discusses the Russian decision to escalate its role in the conflict, and what the U.S. should do now.

Basketball Meets The CIA In Uganda

October 3, 2015
US President George Bush (L) shares a jo

The story of Jay Mullen — CIA agent turned basketball coach — starts at a small women’s college in 1970 and ends up in Uganda at a basketball game during the Cold War. Journalist Shaun Raviv joined Bill Littlefield to help tell Mullen’s story.

Frenemies Over Syria: How Russia And U.S. Are Coordinating Airstrikes

October 2, 2015
US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) and Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speak to the media after a meeting concerning Syria at the United Nations headquarters in New York on September 30, 2015. Russia's air strikes in Syria targeted opposition forces and not Islamic State jihadists, a US defense official said, contradicting Russian claims. At the United Nations in New York, Secretary of State John Kerry made clear that Washington would have "grave concerns" should Moscow opt to strike targets in areas where IS fighters and Al-Qaeda-linked groups are not operating. AFP PHOTO/Dominick Reuter (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia’s military entry into the conflict raises concerns for the U.S., which is leading a coalition that’s also conducting airstrikes.

Cereal Cafe Sparks Protest

October 2, 2015
A member of staff of the Cereal Killer Cafe helps point out to a customer the range of cereals available, from U.S. favorites to European gluten free organics, at the cafe in Brick Lane, London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. The Cereal Killer Cafe has drawn both derision and big crowds since it opened nine months ago, offering a cornucopia of flakes, pops and puffs from about 3 pounds ($4.50) a bowl. Now it has attracted the ire of anti-gentrification protesters, who last week surrounded the business with flaming torches and scrawled "scum" on its windows as customers sheltered in the basement. (Alastair Grant/AP)

A cafe in East London that serves cereal for about 2.50 to 6 pounds ($4.50 to $9) a bowl has become a symbol of gentrification.

2 From Massachusetts Base Die In Afghanistan Plane Crash

October 2, 2015

Two of the six U.S. airmen who died this week when a U.S. Air Force C-130J military transport plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan were deployed out of Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts.

Peregrinos: Feligreses De San José En Lynn Viajan A Ver Al Papa

October 2, 2015
People listen to Pope Francis during a Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday in Philadelphia. (Michael Perez/AP)

Nadie en la peregrinación, menos el sacerdote, jamás había visto un papa en persona. Y fue una oportunidad que 166 feligreses no podían dejar pasar.

Week In The News: Shooting In Oregon, Russia In Syria, United Nations Diplomacy

October 2, 2015
Candles spelling UCC for Umpqua Community College, are displayed at a candlelight vigil for those killed during a fatal shooting at the school, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. (AP)

A deadly shooting at an Oregon community college. Putin and Obama at the UN. The capture of Kunduz. Water on Mars. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

What It’s Like To Be A UN Interpreter

October 1, 2015
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Secretary of State John Kerry walks into a Security Council meeting on counter terrorism at the United Nations on September 30, 2015 in New York City. The ongoing war in Syria and the refugee crisis it has spawned are playing a backdrop to this years 70th annual General Assembly meeting of global leaders in New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Among the most heard and least recognized players at the United Nations General Assembly session were the interpreters.

Trade Pact Negotiations Continue

October 1, 2015

Trade ministers are trying to come to an agreement on the biggest trade deal in a generation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Hurricane Joaquin Strengthens As It Heads North

October 1, 2015
Hurricane specialist Eric Blake uses a computer at the National Hurricane Center to track the path of Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, as it passes over parts of the Bahamas on October 1, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The National Hurricane Center forecasters are still trying to determine if the hurricane will turn to the north and northwest, which might affect the U.S. East Coast. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bryan Norcross of The Weather Channel shares the latest projections for the Category 4 hurricane’s trajectory.

Are Russian Airstrikes Targeting ISIS Or Rebels?

October 1, 2015
This image taken Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, posted on the Twitter account of Syria Civil Defence, also known as the White Helmets, a volunteer search and rescue group, shows the aftermath of an airstrike in Talbiseh, Syria. Russia on Wednesday carried out its first airstrikes in Syria in what President Vladimir Putin called a preemptive strike against the militants. Khaled Khoja, head of the Syrian National Council opposition group, said at the U.N. that Russian airstrikes in four areas, including Talbiseh, killed dozens of civilians, with children among the dead. (Syria Civil Defence via AP)

The U.S. and its allies say the areas Russia is targeting are actually held by rebels who oppose Syrian President Bashar Assad.

U.S. Conducting Airstrikes In Afghan City Of Kunduz

September 30, 2015
Afghan security forces gather at the roadside a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city of Kunduz, on September 29, 2015. Afghanistan on September 29, 2015, mobilized reinforcements for a counter-offensive to take back Kunduz, a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Special Forces are now involved in the battle against the Taliban in Kunduz, which is about 150 miles north of Kabul.

Russia Joins Air War Against ISIS In Syria

September 30, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin sits before speaking at the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on September 28, 2015 in New York City. The ongoing war in Syria and the refugee crisis it has spawned are playing a backdrop to this years 70th annual General Assembly meeting of global leaders. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The U.S. is also conducting airstrikes, but Russia and the U.S. disagree over whether Bashar Assad should remain in power.

New Trends In American Immigration

September 30, 2015
Ricky Checo, center, of the Dominican Republic, takes the oath of allegiance along with other immigrants during a citizenship ceremony at Liberty State Park, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J.  (AP)

Asians are now number one in immigration to the USA. We’ll look at who’s coming, where they’re going and their imprint on the country.

Afghanistan And The Taliban, Again

September 30, 2015
Taliban prisoners walk on a street after their comrades released them from the main jail in Kunduz, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. The Taliban captured the northern Afghan city of Kunduz in a massive assault Monday involving hundreds of fighters, and now control a major urban area for the first time since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. (AP)

The Taliban takes an Afghan city, Kunduz. What’s going in Afghanistan?

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