The Trump administration aims to turn up the heat on the Taliban and force those fighters into peace talks proposed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Positive assessments by U.S. commanders there during a visit by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are a stark contrast to darker appraisals from the U.S. intelligence community and a top Afghanistan scholar.
With elections next week almost certain to give Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi another term, the government has imposed tight restrictions on free speech. Reporters aren't supposed to ask people how they vote.
This spring, Ireland holds a referendum on abortion, which is currently illegal in the country. But a network of abortion providers and volunteers helps thousands of Irish women travel abroad each year for the procedure — mostly to the U.K.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Erin Ennis, Vice-President of the US-China Business Council, about the White House proposal for tariffs on China. She talks about how the proposed tariffs concern American companies doing business with China.