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This school takes kids from the most traumatized parts of Ukraine — and offers hope
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Ayen Bior, Ari Shapiro, Matt Ozug, ŁUCJA SKOLANKIEWICZ | May 17, 2022
Students interact with a teacher during a lesson at Poland's Warsaw Ukrainian School, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Adam Lach for NPR It's midday at Poland's Warsaw Ukrainian School and the teachers are doing their best to shepherd students to their next lesson. The adults are outnumbered, and no match ...
Biden eases restrictions on Cuban travel and remittances
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Franco Ordoñez | May 16, 2022
Holding a sign reading "No negotiation with terrorists," Cuba supporters protest in Miami ahead of bilateral talks between the U.S. and Cuba in Washington in April. Chandan Khanna | AFP via Getty Images The Biden administration plans to make it easier for families to visit relatives in Cuba and increase ...
Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from steel plant to Russian-held territory
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Joanna Kakissis | May 16, 2022
A view shows the Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariupol on May 10. Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers have been evacuated to Russian-controlled territory. Stringer | AFP via Getty Images DNIPRO, Ukraine — Ukrainian soldiers who have spent weeks barricaded under a massive steel plant amid heavy Russian bombing ...
Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 16)
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NPR Staff | May 16, 2022
A wounded service member of the Ukrainian forces from the besieged Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol is transported out of a bus on a stretcher under escort of pro-Russian fighters, upon arrival in Novoazovsk, Ukraine, on Monday. Alexander Ermochenko | Reuters Updated May 16, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET As ...
Ukraine says it’s downed 200 aircraft, a mark of Russian failures in the sky
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Greg Myre | May 16, 2022
A Ukrainian soldier examines a fragment of a Russian Air Force Su-25 jet after a battle at the village of Kolonshchyna, Ukraine, on April 21. Russia was expected to establish air superiority in the first days of the war. But Ukraine's air defenses have been so effective that Russian pilots ...
40 years ago, the Falkland-Malvinas War transformed Latin rock
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Fi O'Reilly | May 16, 2022
People in Buenos Aires celebrate after reports that Argentina's troops landed on the Falkland Islands (las Malvinas) in April 1982. AP In the early evening of May 16, 1982, thousands of young people descended on the fields of Obras Sanitarias athletic club in Buenos Aires. Despite the steady rain, the ...
The U.S. will remove 5 groups from its foreign terrorism blacklist
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The Associated Press | May 16, 2022
A wall painted with portraits of prisoners of the Basque separatist armed group ETA, in the small village of Hernani, northern Spain, on May 2, 2018. Alvaro Barrientos | AP BERLIN — The United States is poised to remove five extremist groups, all believed to be defunct, from its list ...
McDonald’s is leaving Russia, after more than 30 years
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Bill Chappell | May 16, 2022
McDonald's arrived in Moscow when Russia was still part of the Soviet Union. Tens of thousands of customers stood in line when its first restaurant opened on Jan. 31, 1990, at Moscow's Pushkin Square. Vitaly Armand | AFP via Getty Images McDonald's is exiting Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, ...
An independent probe points to Israeli gunfire in the death of a journalist
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The Associated Press | May 16, 2022
A mural in Gaza City of the Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot and killed. Adel Hana | AP JERUSALEM — As Israel and the Palestinians wrangle over the investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, several independent groups have launched their own ...
Airbnb is renting out the iconic Moulin Rouge for three one-night stays
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Rina Torchinsky | May 16, 2022
Moulin Rouge dancers perform at the 130th Anniversary Le Moulin Rouge celebration on October 6, 2019 in Paris, France. Rafael Yaghobzadeh | AP A secluded space inside Paris' Moulin Rouge, a historic red windmill, will be up for rent on Airbnb for just three overnight stays. The Moulin Rouge was ...