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Ten Chinese and Russian companies as well as six individuals are targeted by a new round of U.S. sanctions aimed at curbing Pyongyang’s weapons program. This follows a round of U.N. sanctions. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption toggle caption Ahn Young-joon/AP Ten Chinese and Russian companies as well as six individuals are targeted by a new [...]

Much like the U.S. in its debate over Confederate monuments, countries such as Germany and Ukraine have removed and weighed other options for sites dedicated to contentious moments in their countries’ histories. Pictured above, a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Va.. Steve Helber/AP hide caption toggle caption Steve Helber/AP Much like [...]

Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Scott Swift answers questions on Tuesday during a news conference with the USS John S. McCain and USS America docked in the background at Singapore’s Changi naval base. Ten sailors were reported missing on Monday when the McCain collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters. Wong Maye-E/AP [...]

Candles and flowers left at the makeshift memorial for the victims of Friday’s stabbings at the Turku Market Square, Finland. Vesa Moilanen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Vesa Moilanen /AFP/Getty Images Candles and flowers left at the makeshift memorial for the victims of Friday’s stabbings at the Turku Market Square, Finland. Vesa Moilanen /AFP/Getty [...]

Activists celebrate outside the Constitutional Court in Santiago, Chile, on Monday. The court approved a measure to ease the country’s strict abortion ban by decriminalizing the procedure in certain cases. Claudio Reyes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Claudio Reyes/AFP/Getty Images Activists celebrate outside the Constitutional Court in Santiago, Chile, on Monday. The court approved a [...]

President Trump addressed the nation Monday night on U.S. engagement and “the path forward” in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials told NPR’s Tom Bowman ahead of the speech that the president is expected to deploy about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, though Trump did not give specifics during the speech. The decision follows [...]

DWANE BROWN, HOST: We’re going to start the hour with news from Spain. Following the recent van attack in Barcelona, Catalan police are investigating whether a local imam radicalized young men from a small town in the northeastern region of that country. Eleven men from the town of Ripoll are accused of plotting the attack [...]

DWANE BROWN, HOST: And now, we turn to Africa, where mudslides have devastated two countries. Flash floods in Freetown, Sierra Leone, triggered the side of Mount Sugarloaf to collapse last Monday, burying hundreds of people in homes. And separately, the Democratic Republic of Congo was also hit by a deadly mudslide on Wednesday. NPR’s Ofeibea [...]

A search and rescue mission is underway, the Navy says, after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel on Monday. “The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore,” [...]

An English couple on vacation in Greece composed this note, rolled it up in a bottle and, on July 4, tossed it into the Mediterranean Sea. A Palestinian fisherman caught it in his net this week. He says it’s the first piece of personal mail he has ever received. Photo Courtesy of Wael Al Soltan [...]