World Story of the Day
Mar 8, 2014 — The mayor of a small Spanish town cleaned out supermarkets to give food to the hungry and draw attention to their economic plight. But now he's facing a potential jail stint.
Mar 7, 2014 — Ukraine pays most of its citizens' gas bills. That's become hugely expensive for the government — and it's central to the country's conflict with Russia.
Mar 6, 2014 — Billions of dollars disappeared from Ukrainian coffers during President Yanukovych's presidency. Stolen asset recovery expert Stuart Gilman tells Linda Wertheimer most of the money won't be recovered.
Mar 5, 2014 — A new bloom of activist movements have been spurred by the election of President Hassan Rouhani. And women — many of them educated but without job prospects — are at the forefront.
Mar 4, 2014 — "The whole world witnessed the act of aggression of Russia against Ukraine," Olexander Motsyk says. "And they ... participate in toppling local government in Crimea."
Mar 2, 2014 — An anti-vice crackdown in China has targeted mistresses and sex workers as part of a social problem, but mistresses have been an open secret in China for years.
Mar 3, 2014 — The government is accusing Muslim separatists, known as Uighurs, for the knife attacks that killed 29 at a train station. But the government hasn't provided hard evidence so far.
Mar 1, 2014 — In Ukraine's Crimea, "unknown armed men" reportedly attempted to seize an Interior Ministry building overnight. The attempt was thwarted, as Washington Post correspondent William Booth tells NPR's Scott Simon.
Feb 28, 2014 — Refugees once fled to Syria. Now, record numbers are fleeing from it. And the exodus is straining the stability of neighbors who are struggling to support both their own citizens and the displaced.
Feb 27, 2014 — An estimated 3,000 families have been evicted to make way for building projects related to the 2016 Summer Games. The families and Olympic organizers don't always agree on whether it's an upgrade.