News: World

Olympians Take A Knee Against Racism, Under New Policy Allowing Protests
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Bill Chappell | July 21, 2021
Players and officials take a knee just before the start of Wednesday's match between the U.S and Swedish women's soccer teams.Noriko Hayashi | Bloomberg via Getty Images British women's soccer players took a knee on the first day of competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, in a protest against ...
A Women’s Beach Handball Team Is Fined For Not Wanting To Wear Bikini Bottoms
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Bill Chappell | July 21, 2021
The Norwegian women's beach handball team is being fined for wearing shorts during a recent tournament game. The team is seen here after a game in 2018.Ilnar Tukhbatov | Epsilon/Getty Images Athletes on the Norwegian women's beach handball team are being punished for wearing shorts rather than bikini bottoms during ...
Top-Ranked U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Falls To Sweden In Olympic Stadium With No Fans
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Merrit Kennedy, Russell Lewis, Mandalit del Barco | July 21, 2021
U.S. player Christen Press reacts as Sweden's players celebrate their third goal during a women's soccer match at the Olympics on Wednesday in Tokyo.Ricardo Mazalan | AP Updated July 21, 2021 at 8:21 AM ET TOKYO — It was a devastating start to the Tokyo Olympics for the U.S. women's ...
Toyota And Other Big Olympics Sponsors Are Downplaying Their Ties To The Games
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Anthony Kuhn | July 20, 2021
Toyota, Panasonic and other big Japanese firms are distancing themselves from the Tokyo Olympics, despite spending millions to sponsor the Games. Here, guide lines are seen on the floor inside National Stadium, the main venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.Noriko Hayashi | Bloomberg via Getty Images After ...
Haiti’s Slain President Presided Over The Collapse Of Security In His Country
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Jason Beaubien | July 20, 2021
An artist who goes by the name Jamesy Jay paints a mural of slain Haitian president Jovenel Moïse on the road leading to the president's private residence above Port-au-Prince.Jason Beaubien | NPR PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in his heavily guarded private residence on July ...
Ariel Henry Is Set To Be Haiti’s New Prime Minister. Here’s What To Know About Him
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Scott Neuman | July 20, 2021
Pedestrians walk past the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. A squad of gunmen assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise and wounded his wife in an overnight raid on their home Wednesday(AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)Joseph Odelyn | AP Nearly two weeks after the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, ...
Palestinians Fear Eviction From Their Jerusalem Neighborhood To Make Way For A Park
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Deborah Amos, Fatma Tanis | July 20, 2021
A view of the Silwan neighborhood from the City of David park, with the al-Bustan area at the bottom of the valley.Fatma Tanis | NPR JERUSALEM — The bulldozer and more than a dozen Israeli police cars arrived unannounced at around 8:30 a.m. on June 29 to demolish Nidal al-Rajabi's ...
How To Watch The Tokyo Olympics
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Anastasia Tsioulcas | July 20, 2021
The Olympic rings at Odori Park in Sapporo Hokkaido, Japan on Tuesday.Masashi Hara | Getty Images Officially, the Olympic Games begin on Friday, Jul. 23 and run through Sunday, Aug. 8 — and for all the armchair athletes out there, the biggest thrill is tuning in to watch the excitement. ...