WNPR

International Relations

WATCH: Trump, Putin Meet After New Charges Over Moscow's 2016 Election Interference

Click here to watch the live stream on your mobile device. Updated at 10:58 a.m. ET President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, just days after an American grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on charges related to Russia's interference in the 2016 election. The meeting, in Helsinki, was the first stand-alone summit between the two leaders. Trump and Putin met privately for about two hours before being joined by their aides for a working lunch. "I...

Read More

China has filed a case with the World Trade Organization against the U.S. to protest the Trump administration's plan to put new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. China says the tariffs are illegal attempts at protectionism.

China's Ministry of Commerce announced it is pursuing legal remedy against the U.S. in a brief statement on its website — the latest in an escalating trade conflict between the world's two largest economies.

David Wall / Creative Commons

Connecticut's education policymakers have a lot of work to do, if they want to improve access to higher education and ensure poor students are upwardly mobile, according to a recent state-by-state analysis by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education.

Many of President Trump's immigration policies are deeply unpopular, including recent efforts to deter illegal immigration by separating migrant families at the border, according to a new NPR-Ipsos poll.

But Americans are polarized in their attitudes about immigrants and the U.S. system for admitting them, the polls shows, with Republicans much more likely to support the president's policies, including the travel ban, the border wall, and changes to legal immigration.

Click here to watch the live stream on your mobile device.

Updated at 10:58 a.m. ET

President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, just days after an American grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on charges related to Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

The meeting, in Helsinki, was the first stand-alone summit between the two leaders.

Trump and Putin met privately for about two hours before being joined by their aides for a working lunch.

Farnborough International Air Show

Small and midsize Connecticut aerospace companies are once again planning to make their presence felt at Europe’s largest air show this summer. 

Paolo Zialcita / Connecticut Public Radio

A federal judge in Bridgeport has ruled that the Trump administration violated the constitutional rights of two Central American migrant children when federal authorities took them at the Texas border and sent them to Connecticut without their parents. 

France is the champion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final, besting Croatia by 4 goals to 2.

France entered the tournament as a favorite, powered by stars such as Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, while Croatia was seen as a longshot for victory.

"We are world champions and France are going to be on top of the world for next four years," French coach Didier Deschamps said after the game. He called the tournament a "beautiful celebration of football."

With President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, GOP senators are singing a constant refrain in anticipation of confirmation hearings. They point to something they call "the Ginsburg rule," contending that at her confirmation hearing, liberal nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg established a precedent for refusing to answer questions about issues before the Supreme Court.

But that, it turns out, is not really true.

"The woman decides"

Has Video Refereeing Ruined The World Cup?

Jul 13, 2018

Tensions were high at a crowded bar in New York City, packed with sweating Belgian and French fans. A lot was at stake: Whoever won Tuesday's game would go on to play in the World Cup final. Anxious fans booed, chanted and yelled at the screen.

As raucous as soccer can get, it's also a game of charades. Players communicate with the referee, who often speaks a different language, by using sign language. A striker will hold up an invisible infraction card to ask that an opponent be penalized; the ref might point at his eyes to acknowledge a misbehaving player.

Updated at 9:38 p.m. ET

The Justice Department charged 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday with a litany of alleged offenses related to Russia's hacking of the Democratic National Committee's emails, state election systems and other targets in 2016.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who announced the indictments, said the Russians involved belonged to the military intelligence service GRU. They are accused of a sustained cyberattack against Democratic Party targets, including its campaign committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Pages

Get The News

Trouble Keeping Up With News?

Get the WNPR email newsletter daily.

More From Connecticut Public Radio

Benson Kua / Creative Commons

CCSU Aims To Become Center For LGBT Culture And Scholarship

Central Connecticut State University has hired a full-time director for its LGBT Center , in what the university says is an effort to become a more inclusive institution.

Read More
Frankie Graziano / Connecticut Public Radio

Stonington Ponders Plastic Bag, Straw Ban

Special Coverage

Puerto Rico and Connecticut After Hurricane Maria

The Beaker

Hurricanes Are Moving More Slowly

That means more time spent over land, more rainfall, and potentially, more danger.

Follow @WNPR on Twitter

Extra Credit

A Note To Our Audience

Connecticut Public Radio's coverage of the 2018 elections.

Coming Soon

Connecticut Public Radio is joining a reporting project to focus on the role of guns in American life.

WNPR Shows

Call in to talk about where we live and who we are. Our show highlights Connecticut's diverse communities -- and we want to hear your stories.
We feature topics that vary widely from day to day. You'll hear a thoughtful, smart, interesting conversation with amazing guests.
Connecticut's best journalists come out of the political trenches every Wednesday for our weekly news roundtable.
Get ideas for easy cooking and healthful living every week.
Our weekly show is about all of New England, America's oldest place, at a time of change.