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  • September 20, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, The New York Times reported that the FBI briefly investigated Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings, in 2014, after he allegedly stabbed his brother. Also, French authorities have made eight new arrests in connection to the Bastille Day truck attack that killed 86. Continue reading

  • August 11, 2016  

    On Friday, long-distance runner Alexi Pappas will compete in Rio in her first-ever Olympic race. But unlike many of her Olympic peers, Pappas does not put all her talent in one basket. In addition to training as a world-class runner, she is also a filmmaker, actress and poet, and she writes about what she knows: track. “As a storyteller, I want to tell stories that I can uniquely tell,” she says. Continue reading

  • May 31, 2016   BY  

    At least 880 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea over the past week, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday. Continue reading

  • May 23, 2016  

    Over the weekend, the PBS NewsHour received the George Foster Peabody Award — the highest honor in broadcast journalism — for its coverage of the European migrant crisis with the “Desperate Journey” series. The award was accepted by special correspondent Malcolm Brabant, who joins Judy Woodruff to reflect on his own desperate journey from an insane asylum back to the heights of journalism. Continue reading

  • April 19, 2016  

    The island of Lesbos is one of the Aegean’s most idyllic locales, and long a destination for tourism in Greece. But local residents and businesses are bracing for potential economic catastrophe, as tens of thousands of vacationers are staying away because of the island’s new role as a landing zone for refugees. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports on efforts to reinvigorate tourism. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2016  

    The UN refugee agency is refusing to cooperate with European authorities in processing and deporting the migrants stranded in Greece — a move that could destabilize the recent deal with Turkey to stem the migrant flow. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant was on the island of Lesbos as the last boats arrived from Turkey after an EU deadline that effectively closed the refugee trail. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, despite the EU’s recent deal with Turkey to stem the flow of migrants into Europe and return them back across the Aegean, nearly 50,000 refugees are now stranded in Greece. Also, following a weekend bombing that killed four, Turkish authorities are searching for three suspects believed to be planning further suicide attacks in the name of the Islamic State group. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2016  

    Most Syrian refugees arriving in Greece from Turkey are expected to be sent back, under an agreement between the EU and Turkey. In exchange, Europe will accept some Syrian refugees from Turkey and provide billions of dollars to help pay for it all. To discuss migrant conditions in Greece, Associated Press reporter Derek Gatopoulos joins Alison Stewart via Skype. Continue reading

  • March 10, 2016  

    As thousands of refugees huddle stranded on the borders of Greece, many eastern European nations are pushing for the continent to seal its borders, a stance that puts them at odds with their western compatriots and could potentially destabilize the European Union. In Poland, anti-government demonstrations are spreading against the right-wing government. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
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  • March 8, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, an American tourist was killed and a dozen Israelis were wounded in a wave of attacks by Palestinian militants in the cities of Jaffa and Jerusalem. Also, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has test-fired a series of ballistic missiles in recent days — action that U.S. officials said may violate a UN prohibition, though it does not break the recent nuclear agreement. Continue reading

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