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The Polish government’s decision to allow logging in one of Europe’s last remaining primeval forests has led to a bitter fight between Warsaw and the European Union. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/07/20/538251468/logging-opens-dispute-between-the-eu-and-poland?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

My memories of eating khichuri go back to the monsoon seasons of my childhood, when billowy thunder clouds rolled in and soaked us and the parched earth with relentless rains. The monsoons are beloved across India – they are a much-awaited reprieve from several months of unbearable heat. But it can get chilly and damp [...]

Researchers find that dementia patients who engage in activities such as gathering photographs and talking about family see improvements in their quality of life and are less agitated. Owen Franken/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Owen Franken/Getty Images Researchers find that dementia patients who engage in activities such as gathering photographs and talking about family [...]

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, announces he is ending his 2012 campaign for president in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The White House announced Tuesday night that Huntsman is President Trump’s choice to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption toggle caption Charles Dharapak/AP Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, announces he is ending [...]

David Greene talks to former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and President Trump’s relationship with Russian President Putin. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/07/19/538054538/u-s-needs-a-political-strategy-in-afghanistan-flournoy-says?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

When 2 GOP senators said they would vote no on a bill to replace Obamacare, it effectively killed the bill. U.S. and Russian diplomats are discussing 2 Russian compounds that U.S. authorities seized. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/07/18/537844678/morning-news-brief-health-care-bill-is-dead-russian-compound-discussions?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

A Microsoft font, Calibri, may be key to bringing down Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. It’s at the center of a corruption scandal that’s engulfing Sharif and his family. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/07/18/537844727/how-a-microsoft-font-could-take-down-a-prime-minister-caught-up-in-a-scandal?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

The Obama administration shuttered the two Russian luxury estates in retaliation for the country’s interference in the U.S. presidential elections. Russia says the seizure was criminal. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/07/18/537844734/russia-and-u-s-negotiate-russian-compounds-seized-by-u-s-authorities?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

The U.S. and NATO are staging their largest military exercises since the end of the Cold War, and they’re doing it in countries of 3 former members of the Warsaw Pact: Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/07/17/537645908/u-s-nato-troops-stage-military-exercises?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Venezuela’s opposition held an unauthorized plebiscite on Sunday. More than 7 million Venezuelans cast symbolic votes rejecting the president’s plan to overhaul the country’s constitution. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/07/17/537645936/millions-of-venezuelans-reject-presidents-plan-to-retool-the-constitution?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world