PRI's The World: 11/20/2013

November 20, 2013

PRI's The World: 11/20/2013

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November 20, 2013

Afghanistan reaches an agreement in principle with the US to allow troops to stay beyond 2014. A Google ad raises emotions for people on both sides of the India/Pakistan divide. And people in Minsk remember Lee Harvey Oswald — with fondness.

Stories in this Edition

Conflict & Justice

Russia grants bail to most of the Greenpeace activists charged with hooliganism

A Brazilian Greenpeace activist walked out of a courtroom in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Wednesday, free until her trial on charges of hooliganism. She was holding a sign that said "Save the Arctic." Most of the 29 others picked up in the Arctic while protesting offshore drilling there, have been granted bail and should be released this weekend.

Global Politics

Here's a rare glimpse of JFK's assassin, from his co-workers in Minsk, Belarus


The man who shot JFK in Dallas — Lee Harvey Oswald — first defected to the former Soviet Union and worked in a factory in Minsk. He married there and was under the watchful eye of Soviet intelligence, before he decided to return to the US. His former co-workers remember him fondly and refuse to believe he shot President Kennedy.