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The three nations said they would join the fledging Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is largely funded by China. But the U.S. sees the new bank as a rival to the World Bank.
The Obama administration describes U.N. peacekeeping as a "growth industry," but experts warn that troops and police sent to global hotspots are "way behind the curve" when it comes to technology.
NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko about strengthening and rebuilding Ukraine's economy. She took her position just a few months ago.
Alan Cheuse reviews one of his all-time favorite authors, Nobel Prize-winning Mario Vargas Llosa. His new book is called The Discreet Hero, and it was translated by Edith Grossman.
Two starkly different pictures of admitted Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, emerged at his trial in Boston Tuesday when his former best friend went under cross-examination.
Polls are now closed in Israel's parliamentary elections. NPR's Emily Harris says that voter turnout was a little higher than expected Tuesday.