National / International News

Britain's place in the EU is on the table Thursday

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:18

The British elections were basically too close to call late Wednesday.

On the one hand, a Labour win would bring about the U.K.'s most left-wing government in decades, but win by the incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron might bring about something else entirely.

Cameron has promised a public referendum on Britain's membership in the European Union, a prospect that isn't too popular with U.K. businesses.

To hear more about the implications of a "Brexit," click the audio player above, and click here for more on what's at stake in the U.K. Thursday.

Fla. Governor Leaves Meeting With U.S. Health Secretary Empty-Handed

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:17

Despite a "good conversation" with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Gov. Rick Scott gets no sign that Florida will receive the more than $1 billion he wants for health care.

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Business as usual for Egypt and the West

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:11
The renewal of US arms shipments to Egypt has come in spite of the fact some observers say the country is worse under President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi than it was under its former leader Hosni Mubarak.

Tracing the children of the Holocaust

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:11
Tracing the Holocaust orphans the BBC tried to help

VIDEO: New Yorker writer who stopped writing

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:07
Why did a renowned writer stop publishing for 30 years?

Is pregnancy costing women their jobs?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:02
When expecting a baby costs you your job

Yemen asks UN to back ground force

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 15:55
Yemen urges the UN to authorise the use of foreign ground forces to drive back Houthi rebels, as fighting intensifies in the city of Aden.

Canada votes to expand spy powers

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 15:50
Canada's lawmakers back a new Anti-Terror Act, dramatically expanding the powers of the country's spy agency.

Colombia extradition over Serra death

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 15:41
Colombia is to extradite a man wanted in Venezuela over the murder of Caracas politician, Robert Serra, last October.

The importance of company logos

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 15:33
How important is it for a company to have a great logo?

Georgia: Orthodoxy in the classroom

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 15:25
Is the growing influence of the Orthodox Church in Georgia's schools turning them into a breeding ground for radical Christianity?

Robot gets to grips with clothes

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 15:10
A three-year research project, involving Glasgow University, produces a robot that can sort and fold clothes.

The woman 'to restore faith in US justice'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 15:09
Loretta Lynch, the first black female US attorney general, faces a huge task, says Ed Stourton.

Police invest to tackle cyber-crime

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 15:09
Police Scotland has announced a new investment to tackle the growth in cyber-crime.

Voters in Scotland go to the polls

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 15:07
People across Scotland will be casting their votes in the UK general election, with 59 Scottish seats up for grabs.

VIDEO: How much is the sea worth?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 15:05
As the WWF releases a report on the economic value of the world's oceans, BBC News looks at their findings, and the value of auditing nature.

VIDEO: The babies of Nepal's earthquake

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 14:57
Hundreds of babies have been born in Nepal since the earthquake there that killed 7000. BBC News met two of them.

Food Photographer of the Year 2015

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 14:56
What was the best food photograph of the year?

UK goes to polls in general election

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 14:56
Millions of people are set to cast their votes in the UK general election with council seats across England also up for grabs.

VIDEO: The migrant who lost it all at sea

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 14:52
Kingsley a Nigerian man with an Environmental Science degree took a harrowing boat journey to reach Greece from Turkey, but lost his passport, clothes and money at sea.