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Greg Myre

Greg Myre appears in the following:

David Cameron's Dramatic Rise And Fall

Friday, June 24, 2016

The British prime minister was riding high after a sweeping election victory by his Conservative Party last year. But that campaign included a pledge to hold a referendum on Britain's EU membership.

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Great Britain's Long Retreat

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Britain was an outward-looking nation that built the world's largest empire. But it's been turning inward and Thursday's vote on leaving the European Union could further shrink its international role.

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A Mass Shooter 'Pledges Allegiance' To ISIS. What Does This Mean?

Monday, June 13, 2016

Some see the shooters as seeking maximum publicity. Others say the Islamic State is inspiring terrorist attacks in the U.S. and in Europe, and needs to be routed as quickly as possible.

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Why David Gilkey Was In The Roughest Part Of Afghanistan

Monday, June 06, 2016

The NPR photographer kept heading back to the front lines in Afghanistan to gauge how the Afghan military was faring against the Taliban. It's a story that has largely been ignored.

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Clinton Draws A Bright, Clear Line Between Her Worldview And Trump's

Thursday, June 02, 2016

In a major foreign policy speech, Hillary Clinton stressed the importance of U.S. alliances and said electing Donald Trump would be a "historic mistake." Here's a breakdown of their key positions.

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A Survivor's Tale: How Hiroshima Shaped A Japanese-American Family

Friday, May 27, 2016

Kikue Takagi narrowly survived the atomic bomb that killed her classmates. Soon after she moved to California, where she worked for many years at Disneyland. Now in her 80s, she's back in Hiroshima.

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Casting Aside Cold War Ghosts, Obama Reaches Out To Old Rivals

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

As his time in office winds down, President Obama has sought to jettison vestiges of the Cold War and reach out to old rivals, from Vietnam to Cuba and beyond.

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Air Disaster Adds To Egypt's Litany Of Woes

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Egypt's government faces mounting criticism. There's an insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula. The tourist industry is in tatters. And now, add to that a second aviation disaster in just over six months.

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Instead Of A Moment In The Sun, Brazil Faces A Perfect Storm

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Summer Olympics in Rio were supposed to be a showcase for modern, prosperous Brazil. Instead, the country is suffering a national meltdown that will now include the president's impeachment trial.

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Saudi Arabia's Surprisingly Assertive 80-Year-Old King

Monday, May 09, 2016

In just over a year, King Salman has decreed plans for major economic reform, launched a more assertive foreign policy and set a line of succession that could guide the kingdom for decades to come.

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Young Arabs Reject ISIS, Worry About Lack Of Jobs, Poll Finds

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A survey of 3,500 Arab youths in the Middle East and North Africa found that most say ISIS is the biggest obstacle facing the Middle East. The threat of terrorism and cost of living are also concerns.

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Will President Obama Visit Hiroshima?

Monday, April 11, 2016

The White House hasn't announced any such plans. But Obama will be in Japan next month and a visit would be a grand symbolic gesture in keeping with his emphasis on nuclear nonproliferation.

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Volunteers Who Say 'Bite Me' Are Helping To Win The War Vs. Mosquitoes

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Mosquitoes inflict more death and spread more illness than any animal. The Zika virus is just the latest example. But now humanity is finally getting the upper hand.

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Syrian Government Releases American Held For 4 Years

Friday, April 08, 2016

Kevin Dawes was seized in Syria in 2012. The government never acknowledged holding him, but has now freed him after what U.S. officials described as lengthy negotiations.

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Pakistan Weakens Militants, But Can It Defeat Them?

Monday, March 28, 2016

Pakistan's security forces have been waging an offensive against the Taliban since 2014 and have diminished the radical Islamist group. Sunday's bombing showed the country remains vulnerable.

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Squeezed At Its Base, ISIS Grows More Dangerous Elsewhere

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Islamic State has been steadily losing ground in its self-described caliphate of Syria and Iraq. But it is becoming more potent with its terror attacks in Europe and North Africa.

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In Vulnerable Europe, A Third Major Terrorist Attack Since Last Year

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

First there was the assault on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Then came the coordinated assault in Paris. And now twin attacks in Brussels. Europe is struggling to cope with a surge in terror.

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Why Europe Needs Turkey ... And Turkey Needs Europe

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The migrant crisis is the latest example of the fraught, tangled relationship. Europe wants Turkey as a buffer that blocks spillover from Middle East chaos. Turkey wants access to Europe's markets.

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John Kerry: ISIS Is Carrying Out 'Genocide'

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The secretary of state says the atrocities by the radical Islamic group constitute genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shiite Muslims.

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Is Putin Withdrawing From Syria Out Of Strength Or Weakness?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Russian leader is abruptly pulling back in Syria after a bombing campaign that lasted less than six months. He says he got what he wanted — but he may also be wary of a quagmire.

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