Lauren Frayer

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For Syrian Refugees In Turkey, A Long Road To Regular Employment

Monday, August 14, 2017

Many of the Syrians in Turkey are educated professionals who are underemployed, working off the books for low pay. A government program is trying to change that, but things are moving slowly.

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In Turkey, Syrian Workers Struggle To Obtain Official Employment

Monday, August 14, 2017

Turkey hosts about 3 million refugees from Syria and most work in jobs off-the-books for little pay. A government plan to bring them into the formal market has barely taken hold.

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Tensions Escalate Between Turkey And Germany

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Turkey and Germany have been close allies — around 3 million Turks live in Germany. But in recent months a rift has developed, and it's complicated by Turkey's ongoing purge following a failed coup.

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Turkish Businesses Snagged In Government's Post-Coup Crackdown

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Over the past year, Ankara has expropriated nearly 1,000 Turkish companies — from carpet makers to a popular brand of baklava. They're accused of having ties to organizers of last year's failed coup.

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Turkey Continues Crackdown With Mass Trial

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Turkey continues its purge and crackdown following last year's failed coup attempt, this time with a mass trial of nearly 500 defendants.

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Crackdown In Turkey Continues With Mass Trial

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Nearly 500 people — mostly military officers — went on trial Tuesday, charged with trying to overthrow the government in last year's failed coup. Ankara has detained some 50,000 people since then.

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Trial Opens For Opposition Journalists In Turkey

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

In Turkey, which is in a state of emergency, the purge continues. Seventeen journalists are on trial amid the government's broader crackdown on the media.

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One Year On, Theresa May Keeps Fragile Grip On Her Job As British Prime Minister

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

After a disastrous June election in which her party lost parliamentary seats, many wonder how long the prime minister will stay in office. The opposition says May is heading a "zombie government."

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A Year After Vote, Brexit Supporters In A British Town Wonder If It'll Ever Happen

Monday, July 17, 2017

Some Crawley residents who want to see Britain out of the European Union doubt if politicians will ever make Brexit a reality. Others worry the town could face labor shortages if immigrants leave.

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London Acid Attacks Highlight Growing Problem In Britain

Friday, July 14, 2017

A series of acid attacks in London has highlighted a growing problem in Britain with this form of horrific violence. Two teenage boys were arrested Friday, accused of splashing acid into people's faces in five separate attacks Thursday night across northeast London.

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Londoners Pack Site Of Terror Attack In Show Of Resilience

Thursday, July 13, 2017

London's famed Borough Market was the site of a terror attack last month. Upscale restaurants say tourist bookings are down, but locals are packing the market in a show of solidarity.

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In Britain, New Dating Apps Let Brexit Opponents 'Remain' With Each Other

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Voting in favor of the Brexit referendum has proved to be a dating deal-breaker for many who wanted Britain to stay in the European Union. New dating apps connect those seeking other pro-EU voters.

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Spain Struggles To Balance National Security With Free Speech

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Spain suffered Europe's worst Islamist bombing in 2004, but has avoided a major attack since — an accomplishment some analysts say is thanks to security systems left from the Franco-era police state.

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Comparing International Health Care To The U.S.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Host A Martinez talks with economist John Appleby about examples of different health care systems in Europe, and we look at the system in Spain in particular.

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Hot, Dry Madrid Aims For A Cooler, Greener Future

Sunday, July 09, 2017

A huge, vertical garden covering the wall of Madrid's CaixaForum is both a work of art and something practical for the environment. It's among several steps the city has taken to fight climate change.

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Drought Threatens Crops, Wildlife Along Spain's Guadalquivir River Delta

Sunday, July 02, 2017

As they drill more wells to water crops, drought-stricken farmers in southwest Spain confront environmentalists in Doñana National Park, a migratory bird refuge that's lost 80 percent of its aquifer.

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Paternity Suit: Salvador Dali's Body Ordered Exhumed

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A Spanish judge has ruled that the body of artist Salvador Dali be exhumed in order to perform a paternity test for a tarot card reader who claims the surrealist, who died in 1989, was her father.

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Rural South Korean County Prepares For Role As 2018 Winter Olympics Host

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Only a handful of tourists come to PyeongChang, usually to hike green hills dotted with Buddhist temples or visit a small nearby ski station. All that is about to change.

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More Than 60 Dead As Vast Wildfire Sweeps Across Portugal

Monday, June 19, 2017

More than 60 people have died, many in their cars, as forest fires sweep across Portugal in a severe heat wave. As environmentalists have warned, non-native eucalyptus trees are fueling the flames.

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Not All South Koreans Satisfied With Japan's Apology To 'Comfort Women'

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

In 2015, Japan signed an agreement giving $8.3 million to the few surviving comfort women. But South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, now says it's something his people "cannot emotionally accept."

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