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Mirik Milan helps oversee Amsterdam over night. NPR’s Scott Simon asks him about being a “night mayor” and how he balances the needs of residents with the city’s desire to have a vibrant nightlife. Article source: https://www.npr.org/2017/12/16/571305332/amsterdams-night-mayor-on-the-nightlife-balancing-act?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

The skyline of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images The skyline of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images On the evening of Saturday, Nov. 4, the authorities in Saudi Arabia began rounding up dozens of businessmen, ministers and princes. It was a striking start to an anti-corruption campaign [...]

The leader of Austria’s conservative People’s Party, Sebastian Kurz (right), and the country’s far-right Freedom Party, Heinz-Christian Strache (left) give a joint press conference in Vienna on Saturday. ROLAND SCHLAGER/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ROLAND SCHLAGER/AFP/Getty Images The leader of Austria’s conservative People’s Party, Sebastian Kurz (right), and the country’s far-right Freedom Party, Heinz-Christian [...]

Cocktail avocados: adorable, seedless — safer for those who can’t cut the kind with a pit? Maanvi Singh/for NPR hide caption toggle caption Maanvi Singh/for NPR Cocktail avocados: adorable, seedless — safer for those who can’t cut the kind with a pit? Maanvi Singh/for NPR Behold, the cocktail avocado. No, that’s not a weird cucumber. [...]

Getting ready for a hip replacement? You’ll fare better if you lose the extra weight and get exercise first. British Medical Journal hide caption toggle caption British Medical Journal Getting ready for a hip replacement? You’ll fare better if you lose the extra weight and get exercise first. British Medical Journal The average American reads [...]

The secretary of state goes to the U.N. on Friday, just days after he offered to talk to North Korea with no preconditions. That would represent a change in approach for the Trump administration. Article source: https://www.npr.org/2017/12/15/571045081/rex-tillerson-travels-to-u-n-to-discuss-issues-with-north-korea?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

House and Senate Republicans have hammered out details of a final tax overhaul bill. Also, the FCC is set to repeal net neutrality rules, and an update on Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers who were killed. Article source: https://www.npr.org/2017/12/14/570723585/news-brief-senate-and-house-republicans-agree-on-tax-bill-fcc-to-repeal-net-neut?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Recently arrived Rohingya refugees queue for relief aid as a man beats back the crowd with bamboo in November in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Allison Joyce/Getty Images Recently arrived Rohingya refugees queue for relief aid as a man beats back the crowd with bamboo in November in Cox’s Bazar, [...]

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen at his annual news conference, in an image released by the Kremlin. The Kremlin hide caption toggle caption The Kremlin Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen at his annual news conference, in an image released by the Kremlin. The Kremlin Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual news conference [...]

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson waits to speak at the 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. He told the audience the U.S. shouldn’t require North Korea to promise to give up its nuclear weapons as a condition of holding talks. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP Secretary of State [...]