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In the Netherlands, a farmers party taps into widespread discontent with government

What began as a movement of farmers opposed to environmental rules is now one of the country's dominant political parties. The nation's agricultural exports are second only to the United States.
21/09/23·6m 30s

A drought in Spain has cut production of olive oil and prices are rising

A two-year drought and record heat have cut Spain's olive crop in half — doubling olive oil prices. Climate change is expected to continue to drive prices up.
20/09/23·4m 0s

Canada blames India's government for the assassination of a Sikh leader

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused the government of India of carrying out the killing of a Sikh leader in British Columbia in June. India dismissed the allegation as absurd.
19/09/23·3m 18s

Climate change is on the agenda as U.N. General Assembly meets in New York

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is hosting a climate summit on Wednesday, but President Joe Biden does not plan to attend.
18/09/23·4m 5s

Politics took center stage at a gathering of 77 developing nations in Cuba

The Cuban President called on Global South leaders to "change the rules of the game" at the end of the G77+China summit in Havana.
17/09/23·4m 16s

EU launches investigation into Chinese EVs to protect European automakers

The European Commission says cheap electric vehicles from China are undercutting its auto industry and has launched an investigation into unfair trade practices.
16/09/23·4m 6s

In Iran, women's resistance defies state clampdown a year after Mahsa Amini's death

The death of a young woman in Iranian morality police custody sparked months of protests and a violent crackdown by the government. A year later, a more subdued defiance endures.
15/09/23·6m 38s

The family of a jailed Bahrain activist says he has resumed a hunger strike

NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Maryam al-Khawaja, who like her father, is a Bahraini human rights activist. He was put in prison 12 years ago for his role in pro-democracy protests. Where do things stand?
14/09/23·7m 10s

Rich countries have to look beyond their own borders, says U.N. high commissioner

More than 400,000 refugees have fled violence in Sudan and crossed into Chad. NPR's Michel Martin joined U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield on visit to a refugee camp near the border.
13/09/23·6m 47s

Displaced family in Morocco will have to start over following earthquake

A young woman in a remote mountain town in Morocco describes how her family's world has been turned upside down by Friday's earthquake that destroyed their home and took their neighbors' lives.
12/09/23·4m 2s

Decades after Pinochet's dictatorship in Chile, the fight for justice continues

It's been 50 years since a U.S. backed coup toppled the democratically elected president of Chile and installed a dictatorship. After five decades many victims say they still haven't seen justice.
11/09/23·3m 42s

A rare look into Nicaragua, a country that shuts itself off to journalists

We take a look inside Nicaragua — a country where repression is the norm, making it one of the hardest countries to report from.Content advisory: The piece includes the sounds of fireworks.
10/09/23·6m 31s

Chad is struggling to accommodate the over 400,000 refugees from Sudan

Hundreds of thousands of people have fled violence in Sudan to enter neighboring Chad. Food and supplies for refugees are running low.
09/09/23·5m 19s

The U.S. will send depleted uranium munitions to Ukraine as part of an aid package

The munitions are considered radioactive. The Kremlin cries foul while the U.S. says it's not a big deal. What are these weapons and what does it mean that they are being used in this war?
08/09/23·3m 35s

Sudanese refugees in Chad scramble to survive

As the refugee crisis in Chad continues to grow, international attention on the situation remains limited in the face of numerous other global humanitarian challenges.
07/09/23·11m 17s
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