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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.
 
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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Ask Me Another VIPs: Very Important Puzzlers

Jul 10, 2014 — The Edge of Tomorrow director shares his rule-breaking ways, from treating his summer blockbuster films like film school projects to "killing" Tom Cruise on the big screen.
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Jun 26, 2014 — The hosts of WNYC's Radiolab describe first impressions, the show's bumbling beginnings and their mutual passion for shoes. Will these brainiacs get their wires crossed in a game about each other?
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Jun 26, 2014 — They Might Be Giants join Jonathan Coulton to quiz contestants on classic TV tunes that have been rewritten to be about modern-day dramas.
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Jun 26, 2014 — Musical guests They Might Be Giants treated us to a wicked game of their own invention. Be careful: Don't let John Flansburgh and John Linnell's seemingly easy trivia questions leave you in the dust.
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Jun 12, 2014 — We quiz Emily Nussbaum, TV critic for The New Yorker, on her favorite show, Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Plus, she finds a lifeline in Tom Lenk, the actor who played the show's beloved nerd. Slay on.
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Jun 12, 2014The New Yorker TV critic favors Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other shows that aren't afraid to be "off-putting." Plus: What should you be watching right now?
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May 15, 2014 — Musician, motivational speaker, and party pro Andrew W.K. is a man of many talents—but did you know that he is also an expert on Jesus Christ Superstar? We wrote him a quiz on his favorite rock opera.
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May 15, 2014 — This rocker VIP parties hard. The musician shares tales of his humble beginnings gigging at Starbucks, and then answers a series of questions about how to be the life of the party.
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May 8, 2014 — Musicians Aimee Mann and Ted Leo play together as The Both, but how well do these new bandmates know each other's quirks? To find out, we quiz them in the style of The Newlywed Game.
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May 8, 2014 — The pair, who play as The Both, share the catalyst of their musical partnership: a statue in Milwaukee of Happy Days' Fonzie. Hear a love song to (and named after) the city that brought them together.
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