National News

At South Korea's at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, a man watches a TV screen showing footage of a missile launch conducted by North Korea.

North Korea Fires 5 Short-Range Missiles Into The Sea

North Korea fired five short-range missiles into the sea Monday, the South Korean military says.

NPR's Elise Hu in Seoul reports that these are the latest in a string of similar launches, despite repeated calls to halt them from the international community.

"The missiles were fired near the eastern coastal city of Hamhung, and analysts say the short-range projectiles traveled about 120 miles," Elise tells our Newscast unit.

Belgian Police Identify Suspected Accomplice Of Salah Abdeslam

The manhunt for terrorism suspect Salah Abdeslam ended with his arrest Friday — and on Monday, police said they've also learned the true identity of one of his alleged accomplices in the deadly Paris attacks in November. That suspect is Laachroui Najim, who used a fake name and is wanted for arrest.

Why You Should Wear Crazy Socks, Read A Poem And Plant A Tree Today

The world has a seriously busy day today. March 21 isn't just the date of President Obama's historic trip to Cuba, Apple's highly anticipated iPhone event and Matthew Broderick's 54th birthday.

It's also the busiest spot on the United Nations' calendar of international observances — on this one day, it marks five different "Days." Here's a rundown:

Obama To Meet With Cuban President Raul Castro

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit

Trump Promises AIPAC Speech Will Outline Middle East Plan

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit
The 80-year-old Tjusiki Fish Market currently sits on some of the most valuable land in Tokyo, with easy access to wholesalers, retailers and tourists.

For Tokyo's Famed Fish Market, A Dreaded Death And A Hopeful Rebirth

If you've ever dreamed about melt-in-your-mouth, out-of-this-world sushi, then you might have heard of Tsukiji, one of the largest fish markets in the world. Most of Tokyo, and even high-end sushi joints in Hong Kong and San Francisco, gets its fish at this cultural landmark near the center of Japan's capital city.

New EU Rules Kick In But For Migrants In Lesbos, Future Uncertain

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit

Latest Arrest In Paris Attacks May Provide Window Into ISIS

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the Republican Jewish Coalition in December. He was booed for hesitating on the question of whether Jerusalem should be the capital of Israel.

For Trump, AIPAC Speech Provides Foreign Policy Test

Donald Trump's past contradictory statements on Israel have raised questions about his ability to handle foreign relations — especially as he moves closer to the Republican presidential nomination.

Whether he can sharpen his rhetoric will be the question Monday evening when he addresses the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC.

Veteran Political Strategist No Johnny-Come-Lately On Trump Train

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit