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Germany Bans 'My Friend Cayla' Doll Over Spying Concerns
Germany has banned an interactive doll manufactured by an American company that German regulators charge can spy on children and collect personal data from them and their parents. But some consumer watchdogs say the ban alone is not enough.
China Suspends Coal Imports From North Korea
China is suspending coal imports from North Korea, one of the country's economic lifelines. The Chinese government says the move is part of United Nations sanctions against North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
British Parliament Debates Donald Trump's Visit
The United Kingdom Parliament debated on Monday over whether President Trump should be allowed to make a state visit to the country later this year.
Trump Administration Officials Reassure Europeans On NATO And Russia
Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis have offered words of reassurance to European officials worried about NATO and Russia due to contradicting statements from the president over the last few months. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jacob Parakilas of Chatham House, a think tank in London, about how Europeans are reacting.
High Court To Hear Case Of Mexican Boy Killed In Cross-Border Shooting
The question before the Supreme Court comes down to whether the family of a Mexican citizen shot on Mexican soil has the right to sue under the U.S. Constitution.
Nearing 93, Robert Mugabe Shows No Sign Of Stepping Down
The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, turns 93 Tuesday. He has no intention of retiring and his wife has said even if he dies before next year's election, he should run "as a corpse."
Pence Reaffirms Commitment To NATO, But Says Europe Must Commit More
Vice President Mike Pence told allies at NATO headquarters in Brussels that President Trump expected to see "real progress" by NATO members in raising their defense spending by the end of 2017.
Defense Secretary James Mattis: 'We're Not In Iraq To Seize Anybody's Oil'
In an unannounced visit, Defense Secretary James Mattis traveled to Baghdad to meet with Iraqi leaders. He arrived during a fight to retake western Mosul, with allies' faith in the U.S. at a low.
The Burning Problem Of China's Garbage
China produces 520,000 tons of garbage a day. To get rid of it, the government favors burning it, which harms the environment. One answer: sorting garbage and recycling. But that's proved challenging.
Recycling Plant Employee In Ontario Finds Big Bucks Inside TV
The man told police he inherited the money after his parents died and put it in the television for safe keeping, time passed. He forgot all about the money and gave the TV to a friend.
China Monitors Assassination Probe Of North Korean Kim Jong Nam
China is debating how to react to the death of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korea's leader. Some think that the dead man could potentially have headed a more China-friendly North Korean regime.
Mexico Braces For Flood Of Returnees As Trump Cracks Down On Immigration
The Mexican government does little to welcome home deportees from the U.S., but it will now pay U.S. lawyers millions to help its citizens fight deportation. Mass repatriation would cost much more.
Environmentalists Are At Odds With Kenya's Government Over Rail Line
Kenya's government wants to run a rail line across Nairobi National Park. Environmentalists are against the plan. The government says the line will use a platform above the park to lesson its impact.
Famine Declared In Parts Of War-Torn South Sudan
Rachel Martin talks to Jeffrey Gettleman ? East Africa correspondent for The New York Times ? about South Sudan's spreading civil war. The U.N. accuses the government of blocking aid supplies.
Fight Begins To Wrest Control Of Western Mosul From ISIS
Security forces have begun an operation to retake the western half of the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State. The U.S. and other international troops are there advising and assisting them.
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Why would North Korea want this man dead?
Mystery still surrounds the sudden death of Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of late North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, in Kuala Lumpur airport last week.
Video appears to show Kim Jong Nam attacked
Arrests have been made following the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader.
Kim Jong Nam's murder: 7 days of intrigue
With the death of a dictator's half-brother, things were bound to get interesting.
Suspect thought it was a prank, police say
A woman arrested in the killing of the North Korean leader's half brother thought she was participating in a television prank show when she squirted liquid in his face, Indonesian police said.
Europe gives blunt message to Trump administration
Even as he worked to assure European leaders that the Trump administration isn't looking to scrap longstanding transatlantic ties, Vice President Mike Pence was met with outward skepticism from the bloc's top leaders on Monday.
Saudi Arabia's 1st Comic Con blasted as 'devil worshipping'
Dressed all in black with her face exposed, Fatima Mohammed Hussein has come to Saudi Arabia's first Comic Con event dressed as Bat Girl.
Angelina Jolie opens up about family after split with Brad Pitt
A new project about family and loss has led Angelina Jolie to talk about her own.
Russia is testing US, Pentagon officials say
Some Pentagon officials believe Russia is testing President Donald Trump with aggressive moves across the globe.
Court rejects Kim Dotcom's appeal against extradition to U.S.
1 killed in Belgium train derailment
One person has died and at least 19 people are injured after a passenger train in Belgium derailed Saturday east of Brussels, police in the town of Leuven said.
1993 World Trade Center bombing plotter dies
Omar Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian-born cleric serving a life sentence for plotting the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center and other terror attacks in New York, has died, a prison spokesman said Saturday.
North Korean man arrested in Kim Jong Nam's death
Authorities have arrested a fourth suspect in the mysterious death of the half brother of North Korea's leader.
Bana Alabed visits Syrian boy who lost legs in bombing
Two days after losing his legs in the bombing of a Syrian village, a 10-year-old boy received a special visitor Saturday at his hospital bedside.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama
For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.
The 'Donald Trump' Mexicans love to hate
In the Lucha Libre wrestling world in Mexico, there's a new villain for the crowds to boo.
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