National / International News

VIDEO: In 90 seconds: Who are ISIS?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 03:42
As militant group ISIS take control of Iraq's biggest oil refinery, the BBC explains who the group are and what they represent.

How will Premier League season unfold?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 03:41
Tricky start? Nightmare run-in? Following the release of the Premier League fixtures, find out what your team faces next season.

Day in pictures: 18 June 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 03:39
24 hrs of news photos: 18 June 2014

The ‘Maker Movement’ heads to Washington

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-06-18 03:30

Some say that America is becoming a country of paper-pushers; that we aren’t actually making much real stuff anymore. But grassroots designers and fabricators are looking to change that perception. Today these so-called makers are gathering at the White House for a kind of trade fair to promote their businesses and their movement.

Jules Pieri, CEO of The Grommet, who helped shape the event, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss.

Click the audio player above to hear Jules Pieri in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio

Militants Attack Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery As Sectarian Clashes Spread

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 03:30

Iraq's government is using limited air attacks to strike back at the Sunni group known as ISIS, which now controls large areas of northern Iraq.

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Forty Indians abducted in Iraq

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 03:28
Indian authorities confirm that 40 of their citizens have been kidnapped in the violence-hit Iraqi city of Mosul.

Injured Wiggins out of Swiss race

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 03:11
Sir Bradley Wiggins is out of the Tour of Switzerland through injury, less than three weeks before the Tour de France.

Rate rise 'could hit Scots recovery'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 03:02
Raising interest rates to counter booming London house prices could hit Scotland's economic recovery, according to an analysis.

PODCAST: Guardians of interest rates

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-06-18 03:00

In advance of the press conference coming out of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting, a look at what to expect from Chair Janet Yellen. Plus, more on the debut of the amazon phone. Also, while some criticize the U.S. for not making anything anymore, several fabricators and makers head to Washington, D.C. as part of the 'maker movement.'

Meet New Jersey’s tobacco bonds

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-06-18 03:00

And now for a fairy tale about tobacco bonds: once upon a time, it seemed like the clouds had opened up and rained money on many states when the great tobacco company settlement of 1998 was struck.

But like many a lottery jackpot, the $206 billion promised  would only get paid out slowly, over time. Impatient and cash-strapped states then figured out ways to get the money quicker by authorizing special bonds. Investors would lend the states their money, knowing they'd get paid back later when the tobacco settlement money trickled in, plus interest. 

Yet in some places -- New Jersey, for example -- some of those bonds ran into trouble and the investors who bought them weren’t so happy. Although state officials are under no obligation to fix the problem, they are proud of their solution.

But Fortune magazine senior editor-at-large Allan Sloan is not proud of his home state’s solution

Click the audio player above to hear Allan Sloan in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio

VIDEO: Food price drop 'sharpest in a decade'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 02:54
Dominic Laurie reports from Bury Market, following ONS figures showing food and non-alcoholic beverages fell by 0.6% year-on-year in May, the sharpest fall in a decade.

VIDEO: 'Noisy wards' could affect recovery

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 02:46
Noisy hospital wards could be affecting the recovery times of patients. Jenny Hill finds out how one hospital is ensuring patients get a good night's sleep.

Singer Dappy 'slapped man at club'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 02:44
Former N-Dubz singer Dappy goes on trial accused of slapping a member of the public outside an Essex nightclub.

Murray seeded third for Wimbledon

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 02:42
Defending champion Andy Murray will be third seed at Wimbledon, with Novak Djokovic the top seed and Rafael Nadal seeded second.

Murderer loses evidence retest bid

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 02:40
A man serving life in prison for murdering his ex-girlfriend loses his fight to have forensic exhibits retested.

Twitter unblocks 'blasphemy' tweets

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 02:38
Twitter restores access to tweets that mock Islam and the Prophet Muhammad in Pakistan after previously agreeing to block them.

Nigeria blast hits World Cup viewers

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 02:38
A suicide bomber killed at least 21 people in northern Nigeria's Yobe state as they were watching a World Cup match, a hospital source tells the BBC.

Body found on Nairobi airport runway

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 02:25
Air traffic at Kenya's main international airport was temporarily suspended after a body was found on the runway.

VIDEO: Dagenham women take centre stage

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 02:23
The story of the female machinists' fight for equal rights at Ford's Dagenham plant will soon be subject of a West End musical.

Did Carney jump gun on rate rise?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 02:15
Did Carney jump gun on rate rise?
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