News: World

Parents sue their son and daughter-in-law, demanding a grandchild or $675,000
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The Associated Press | May 14, 2022
This image from video shows Sanjeev Ranjan Prasad, a 61-year-old retired government officer, and his wife Sadhana Prasad as they wait at a lawyer's chamber in Haridwar, India, on Thursday. The couple has sued their son and daughter-in-law, demanding a grandchild within a year or compensation of 50 million rupees ...
McConnell heads to Kyiv and becomes the latest U.S. official to meet with Zelenskyy
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Greg Myre | May 14, 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (left) shakes hands with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday. Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP Updated May 14, 2022 at 2:26 PM ET LVIV, Ukraine — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell joins a list of U.S. leaders who have visited ...
Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is named the UAE’s new president
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The Associated Press | May 14, 2022
Rulers in the United Arab Emirates announced Saturday that they unanimously appointed Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the president of this hereditarily ruled nation on the Arabian Peninsula. Burhan Ozbilici | AP DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Rulers in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday unanimously appointed Abu ...
Opinion: The return of the burqa in Afghanistan
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Scott Simon | May 14, 2022
Women wearing a burqa (left) and a niqab (right) walk along a street in Kabul on May 7. Ahmad Sahel Arman | AFP via Getty Images I bought a burqa in a marketplace while covering the war in Afghanistan. When I pulled the cowling at the top over my head, ...
Ukraine says Russian troops are withdrawing from Kharkiv
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The Associated Press | May 14, 2022
Ukrainian National Guard patrol during a reconnaissance mission in a recently retaken village on the outskirts of Kharkiv, east Ukraine, on Saturday. Bernat Armangue | AP Updated May 14, 2022 at 2:05 PM ET KYIV, Ukraine — Russian troops are withdrawing from around Ukraine's second-largest city after bombarding it for ...
Ukraine wins Eurovision 2022 with overwhelming support from the audience
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Rachel Treisman | May 13, 2022
Members of the band Kalush Orchestra pose onstage with the winner's trophy and Ukraine's flags after winning on behalf of Ukraine. Marco Bertorello | AFP via Getty Images Updated May 14, 2022 at 8:16 PM ET Ukraine is the winner of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, one of the most ...
Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 13)
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NPR Staff | May 13, 2022
Russian army Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin, 21, is seen behind a glass during a court hearing in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Friday. He is accused of killing a Ukrainian civilian. The first war crimes trial since Moscow's invasion of its neighbor opened Friday. Efrem Lukatsky | AP As Friday draws to a ...
Turkey’s president opposes letting Finland, Sweden join NATO
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The Associated Press | May 13, 2022
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media after Friday prayers in Istanbul, Turkey on Friday. Turkish presidency via AP Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is "not favorable" toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating Turkey could use its membership in the Western military ...
This musician helps homesick Ukrainians feel a little more at home in Poland
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Ari Shapiro, Matt Ozug, Ayen Bior | May 13, 2022
Roman Panchenko, from Chernihiv, performs in Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday. Adam Lach for NPR Castle Square, the main plaza in Warsaw's historic Royal Square, is a scenic hotspot full of tourists taking selfies, children on school trips, and locals grabbing food at fancy restaurants. Roman Panchenko sings ...
Israeli police beat mourners at a slain Al Jazeera journalist’s funeral
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The Associated Press | May 13, 2022
Israeli police in riot gear confront mourners and the journalists on Friday covering the transfer from the hospital of slain Al Jazeera veteran journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to her final resting place in east Jerusalem. Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American reporter, was shot dead Wednesday during an Israeli military raid in ...