eastern Europe

Women weightlifters among most popular Egyptian Olympians

Egyptian fans already had a taste of Olympic glory last week, when Alaaeldin Abouelkassem captured a silver medal in men's fencing. But the most anticipated event for Egyptians might have been weightlifting, and the team of eight lifters who competed in these Olympic Games included three women.

Global Politics

‘Hate crimes’ plague Staten Island

Staten Island has long been home to newly-arrived immigrants – now a wave of attacks against Latinos has both officials and residents worried, as PRI's The World reporter Alex Gallafent reports from the New York City borough.