World http://wfae.org en Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer http://wfae.org/post/time-girl-teens-fight-right-school-soccer They are seven girls in their teens and early 20s, awake at the ungodly (for them) hour of 8:30 a.m. With sleepy smiles, the young women slip into a windowless conference room in a Washington, D.C. hotel to talk to a reporter, who's curious to find out: What's it like to be a global girl activist?<p>And they're the experts. They're supporters of the U.N. Foundation group called <a href="http://www.girlup.org/">Girl Up</a>, which has the manifesto of "uniting girls to change the world."<p>Girl Up fights for the rights of the 600 million adolescent girls of the developing world. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:55:00 +0000 Marc Silver 55840 at http://wfae.org Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer Photos From Syria May Show 'Killing On An Industrial Scale' http://wfae.org/post/photos-syria-may-show-killing-industrial-scale <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Photos+From+Syria+May+Show+%27Killing+On+An+Industrial+Scale%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzU1MzUzMDEzMTkyMzAwMzY5MjY1Mw004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:20:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 55829 at http://wfae.org For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution http://wfae.org/post/iraqis-crisis-dividing-country-seems-poor-solution The muscular farmer sits in the basement kindergarten of the church, perched on a tiny chair intended for a child. He and his family are spending the holiday here, after being forced to flee from extremists.<p>"Our village is more than 300 years old," Ahmed Ali says of Shreikhan, near Mosul, "and we never had any such problems."<p>For most Muslims around the world, Eid is a time for gifts, feasts and visiting relatives. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:26:00 +0000 Alice Fordham 55826 at http://wfae.org For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution Venezuelans Celebrate Chavez With A Focus On His Handwriting http://wfae.org/post/venezuelans-celebrate-chavez-focus-his-handwriting <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Venezuelans+Celebrate+Chavez+With+A+Focus+On+His+Handwriting&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4OTAxNzAzMDEzMjc0MTc2MzA5ZDZlMw004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:35:00 +0000 editor 55825 at http://wfae.org U.S. Aid To Rebels In Syria: Too Little Too Late? http://wfae.org/post/us-aid-rebels-syria-too-little-too-late <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=U.S.+Aid+To+Rebels+In+Syria%3A+Too+Little+Too+Late%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5MTc0MDI0MDEzMzE4MjI4ODdlOTk4MA004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 +0000 editor 55816 at http://wfae.org Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash http://wfae.org/post/uber-airbnb-under-attack-spain-old-and-new-economies-clash This summer, more people than ever before are booking rooms on Airbnb and using carpooling websites and smartphone apps to get around on vacation. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 +0000 editor 55815 at http://wfae.org Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash U.S. Accuses Russia Of Violating Nuclear Treaty http://wfae.org/post/us-accuses-russia-violating-nuclear-treaty The Obama administration says Russia has violated a 1987 nuclear pact by testing a ground-launched cruise missile.<p>An administration official called the matter "very serious" and says the U.S. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Federico 55812 at http://wfae.org Netanyahu: Israel Is Prepared For 'Long Operation' In Gaza http://wfae.org/post/netanyahu-israel-prepared-long-operation-gaza Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday dismissed international calls for an immediate cease-fire in the country's conflict with Hamas in Gaza.<p>"We need to be prepared for a long operation until our mission is accomplished," Netanyahu said in televised remarks.<p>He defined that mission the same way Israeli officials have since launching a ground offensive in Gaza: taking out the tunnels Hamas uses to infiltrate Israel.<p>"Israeli citizens cannot live with the threat from rockets and from death tunnels — death from above and from below," Netanyahu said, adding that Israelis would Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:58:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 55805 at http://wfae.org Netanyahu: Israel Is Prepared For 'Long Operation' In Gaza Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich http://wfae.org/post/sandwich-monday-korean-steak-sandwich Ever since we landed in San Francisco and refused to leave, we've heard people talking about the Korean steak sandwich at <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/rheas-deli-and-market-san-francisco">Rhea's Deli and Market</a>. People say things like "It's amazing" and "Get away from me, I'm trying to eat" and "Did you just lick a drop of sauce off of my shirt? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:54:00 +0000 Ian Chillag 55804 at http://wfae.org Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich International Court Rules Against Russia In $50 Billion Decision http://wfae.org/post/international-court-rules-against-russia-50-billion-decision Russia says it will appeal an unfavorable decision by a court in The Hague. The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded $50 billion to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company. Russia seized the company in 2003 and put owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky in jail on tax and fraud charges. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 55791 at http://wfae.org