World News and International Headlines NPR world news, international art and culture, world business and financial markets, world economy, and global trends in health, science and technology. Subscribe to the World Story of the Day podcast and RSS feed.

Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland, leading candidates of the right-wing, populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) political party, stand near an AfD poster that reads: "Crime Through Immigration, The Refugee Wave Leaves Behind Clues!" Sept. 18 in Berlin. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Germans Head To The Polls On Sunday, Merkel Expected To Win Another Term

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/552822176/552831171" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The Rise Of The Far-Right In German Politics

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/552803458/552803459" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

What Do New Sanctions On North Korea Accomplish?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/552803437/552803438" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Army Of Volunteers Helps In Mexico Search And Rescue

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/552803402/552803403" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

News Brief: German Election, Trump Vs. GOP In Alabama, Search And Rescue In Mexico

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/552803388/552803389" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

TV screens at a store in Seoul, South Korea, show news coverage of the latest exchange of insults between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Ahn Young-joon/AP

Acclaimed chef Sebastien Bras stands in the kitchen of his three-star restaurant Le Suquet, in Laguiole, France, on Thursday. This week he asked not to be included in the 2018 Michelin Guide. Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea's Parking Debt Among Hefty Fines Owed To New York By Foreign Delegations

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/552708132/552708133" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Merkel Expected To Win Fourth Term In Germany Despite Far-Right Disruption

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/552708248/552708249" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

China Cuts Off Bank Business With North Korea As Trump Announces New Sanctions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/552708231/552708232" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Many Questions Remain On How To Talk To North Korea After U.N. Show Of Unity

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/552708224/552708225" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript