NPR News

Pages

Religion
4:53 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Church Of England To Ordain Women As Bishops

Originally published on Wed November 20, 2013 5:57 pm

Transcript

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Now news of an apparent resolution to a dispute that had threatened to split Britain's established church. The governing body of the Church of England today paved the way for women to become bishops.

Vicki Barker reports from London.

Read more
World
4:53 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

At Climate Meeting, Tensions Rise Between Rich And Poor Nations

Originally published on Wed November 20, 2013 5:57 pm

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

NPR's Richard Harris has covered the U.N. climate talks since the first treaty was negotiated in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. He's monitoring these new talks, and he joins us now to talk about this long-running argument over climate-related funding for the developing world. Richard, thanks for being here.

RICHARD HARRIS, BYLINE: My pleasure.

BLOCK: And we just heard Mr. Khan mention this goal of $100 billion in aid per year, starting in 2020. He thinks that's realistic. What does it look like from where you sit?

Read more
World
4:53 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Poor Countries Push Rich Nations To Do More On Climate Change

Originally published on Wed November 20, 2013 5:57 pm

Transcript

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block.

We're going to spend the next few minutes talking about climate change and a campaign being waged by some of the world's poorest countries. U.N. climate talks are underway in Warsaw right now. And there, a group of developing nations is demanding that wealthy countries accept responsibility for global warming, provide financial support and pay for losses due to climate change.

Read more
Politics
4:53 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Sen. Harkin On Filibuster: 'We've Got To Change These Rules'

Originally published on Wed November 20, 2013 5:57 pm

The call for filibuster reform continues on Capitol Hill. Several Democratic Senators are thinking of going for mandatory change after more judicial and executive branch nominations were blocked by Republicans. Robert Siegel speaks with Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, about the need for filibuster change and reform, including the so-called nuclear option.

Politics
4:53 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Rival Plans In Senate Aim To Change Military Rape Prosecutions

Originally published on Wed November 20, 2013 5:57 pm

The Senate is debating rival plans on how to prosecute cases of sexual assault in the military. The problem is vast: 26,000 military sexual assaults last year, with only 3,000 reported and 300 going to trial. Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York have competing proposals for dealing with the issue.

Pages