Joanna Kakissis

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U.K. To Ban Diesel And Gas Cars In 2040

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

In an effort to improve air quality, the U.K. government is set to ban the sale of all diesel and gas cars and vans starting in 2040.


Morning News Brief: Senate Debates Health Care, Manafort Subpoena Dropped

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Noam Levey of the LA Times has the latest on health care. Also, a Senate committee is dropping their subpoena for Paul Manafort to testify. And the U.K. is set to ban new diesel and gas cars in 2040.


Parents Of Terminally Ill British Infant Drop Legal Battle

Monday, July 24, 2017

The parents of Charlie Gard say they have given up their legal battle to allow their critically ill infant to receive experimental treatment for the severe genetic disorder he suffers from.


The Case Of Charlie Gard Divides Doctors And Parents

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Should parents or doctors have the final say when treating critically ill children? It's a question that's being hotly debated in Britain with the case of Charlie Gard.


In Germany, Tech Leaders Teach Refugees How To Code

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Most of the refugees who flooded into Germany two years ago have yet to find work. But one bright spot is the tech sector, which is training newcomers to code and fill job market demands.


A Serbian Farmer Wants To Protect The Balkan Donkey By Selling Its Pricey Milk

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Donkey milk is as rare as hen's teeth. And at $10 a cup, it's expensive, too. But a Serbian farmer has found a market for this elixir for use in cheese, infant formula, skin cream and even chocolate.


Refugees Struggle With Mental Illness, Suicide Attempts Increase

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The United Nations marks World Refugee Day on Tuesday. Many war refugees are languishing in camps, and aid groups say that as hope of resettlement dims, mental illness is on the rise.


For Melania Trump's Slovenian Hometown, First Lady's Fame Is Good For Business

Monday, June 05, 2017

The first lady's native country is hosting hometown tours and marketing wine, beauty creams and even salami in Mrs. Trump's honor. She's hired a Slovenian law firm to protect the use of her name.


The Far Right's Marine Le Pen Courts France's Female Voters

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The French presidential candidate is portraying herself as a working mom who fights for women, but says she's no feminist. The populist politician is also known for her anti-immigrant stance.


Brash Leftist Candidate Shakes Up France's Presidential Election

Monday, April 17, 2017

Jean-Luc Melenchon is surging in polls less then two weeks before France's election. He's using fiery populist speeches, a fight-the-rich video game and holograms to appeal to disaffected voters


Conservative French Presidential Nominee's Unusual Tactic: Tout His Faith

Saturday, April 15, 2017

In the heavily secular country, Catholic Francois Fillon has been the only one of 11 candidates to speak openly about his religion. It may be keeping his scandal-tinged campaign afloat.


Despite Corruption Charges, French Catholics Stand Behind Francois Fillon

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Christians voting in France's presidential election are sticking by the only openly religious candidate in the race, conservative Francois Fillon, even as he faces corruption charges.


Alleged Plot, Coming Trial In Montenegro Reads Like a Thriller

Thursday, April 13, 2017

In February, Montenegro's special prosecutor announced that "Russian state bodies" had backed a plot to overthrow the government and kill the prime minister. A trial is expected to begin this fall.


Morning News Brief: Tillerson In Russia, Spicer's Hitler Remarks, French Election

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Matt Bodner of The Moscow Times discusses Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's meeting with officials in Russia. Also, Sean Spicer has apologized for remarks about Hitler and chemical weapons.


Facing Death Threats And A Ban On His Novel, A Palestinian Author Flees

Saturday, April 01, 2017

"I always thought there was much space to write, to think, in Ramallah, especially," says novelist Abbad Yahya. "I feel that this space has now disappeared." He's now in hiding, fearing arrest.


In Serbia's Election, The Comedian Is A Serious Contender

Friday, March 31, 2017

Luka Maksimovic has made wild promises and offered cash for votes. "Life must be really bad for us if we are voting for a young comedian running for president under a fake persona," says a supporter.


A Parody Politician Gains Serious Attention In Serbia

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A comedian with a fake name and a horse is winning over voters in Serbia by declaring he is a corrupt thief. He's a parody of how Serbs see their politicians, and he's running second in the polls.


New Film Spotlights Palestinian Women Navigating Life 'In Between' Cultures

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Maysaloun Hamoud's In Between highlights the challenges young Palestinian women face in Israel as they try to live amid contradictory expectations. Hamoud has received death threats since its release.


Israelis And Palestinians 'Must Know How To Speak To Each Other'

Saturday, March 18, 2017

In one small neighborhood in Jerusalem, a group of Israelis and Palestinians has been trying to learn each others' languages and become better neighbors.


At This Palestinian University, Students Are Losing Hope In A 2-State Solution

Friday, February 17, 2017

Palestinians at a West Bank university say they fear the idea of a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel is dead after President Trump's meeting with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.