The country, widely criticized for trafficking in its seafood industry, has made improvements, says the State Department report. But critics don't agree.
Iraq's Ministry of Defense released dramatic aerial footage apparently showing airstrikes hitting an ISIS convoy on Tuesday. Hundreds of the group's vehicles were reported destroyed in two operations.
Steven Spielberg directs an adaptation of the Roald Dahl book that goes long on sentiment and on ... well, length, but finds charm in its deployment of Mark Rylance as the CGI giant's voice.
Inspired by real events, The Innocents visits a convent in 1945 where a doctor finds herself unexpectedly treating pregnant nuns.
A professor (Ewan McGregor) gets drawn into a seedy and violent world of criminal intrigue by a boisterous Mafioso (Stellan Skarsgard).
Months after he was granted a new hearing because of new evidence, Adnan Syed, whose 2000 murder conviction was a key focus of the Serial podcast, has been granted a new trial, his attorneys say.
Future Shock by Alvin Toffler was a huge sensation when it was published in 1970. The book perfectly captured the angst of that time and prepared society for more changes to come.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Hans Kundnani of the German Marshall Fund of the United States about where the European Union goes from here post Brexit.
In the 1930s, the United States government was absorbed with a different kind of gun violence: prohibition-era gangsters using fully automatic weapons of war, with civilians often caught in the crossfire. NPR looks back at how the U.S. Congress, at the urging of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, passed the nation's first firearms legislation, which still holds today.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to UCLA professor Darnell Hunt about the new class of members on the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Archaeologists have discovered a tunnel dug by Jews to escape the Nazis in Lithuania — a sign of resistance in a land where 90 percent of the Jewish population perished during the Holocaust.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Andrew Weiss, an expert on Central Asia at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, on the origins of the bombers responsible for Tuesday's attack in Turkey.
Lots of Olympic hopes are riding on 18-year-old, 6-foot-1-inch high jumper Vashti Cunningham. She just graduated from high school and went pro, signing a deal with Nike. She's coached by her father, former star NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Andrew Gimson, author of Boris: The Rise of Boris Johnson, about the flamboyant British politician and what his future holds now that he's taken himself out of the running for prime minister.
In District Merchants, Shylock is still Jewish, but half of the other characters are freed slaves. The playwright says he was inspired but a reference to slavery in Shakespeare's original text.
The BFG is the new Steven Spielberg movie based off the Roald Dahl book. It's about a girl and a friendly giant triumphing over bullies and adversity. And it's got something familiar about it, too.