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EU Ministers Call Emergency Meeting To Discuss Migrant Crisis

Monday, August 31, 2015

Europe has seen an unprecedented number of migrants and asylum seekers reach its borders. EU ministers called the meeting, in part, to try to decide which migrants are treated as refugees.

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Morning Edition

Settled Migrants In Greece Reach Out To Help Newcomers

Monday, August 31, 2015

Afghan refugees are camped out in an Athens park, waiting for papers to get out of Greece. They live in donated tents and get clothes, medicine and food from volunteers — including fellow migrants.

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Morning Edition

Travel Suggestions: 'Gates Of Hell' And Ringing Rocks Park

Monday, August 31, 2015

David Plotz of Atlas Obscura, a website devoted to the world's wondrous and curious places, takes us to "The Gates of Hell" in Turkmenistan and to Ringing Rocks Park in Pennsylvania.

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Refugee Children Rescued In Austria Reportedly Disappear From Hospital

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The three Syrian children, aged 5 and 6, were near death from dehydration when they were discovered by police in the back of a minivan on Saturday.

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A Young Woman Goes 'Underground In Berlin' To Escape The Holocaust

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hermann Simon's mother lived as a Jew in Berlin during World War II. Through cunning and disguise, Marie Jalowicz Simon managed to evade the Nazis right under their noses.

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Not All Irish Are Enjoying The Nation's Economic Recovery

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Now that Ireland has turned its economy around, some politicians point to its success as a model of the policy of economic austerity. But that's not how it feels to many people living there.

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Spanish And Arabic Mixes In Accused Terrorist's Home Town

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The accused terrorist in the recent foiled train attack in France is a Moroccan who lived in Algeciras, Spain. It's a diverse port city where immigrants are well integrated.

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Germans Impatient With Angela Merkel's Migrant Response

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Germany is the number one destination for the thousands of migrants reaching Europe's shores. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a German perspective from Der Spiegel editor Maximilian Popp.

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Tragic Stories Throw A Harsh Light On Europe's Migration Crisis

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A truck filled with bodies in Austria highlighted the perils of the epic refugee flow into Europe. Hungarian journalist Istvan Szekeres tells NPR's Scott Simon about their journey.

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High-Profile Russian Trials Bring International Criticism

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The conviction of a Ukrainian filmmaker is one of several cases in Russia that have drawn protests from human-rights groups and Western governments, including the U.S.

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All Things Considered

How Europe Is Grappling With The Realities Of The Migrant Influx

Friday, August 28, 2015

Several European countries are coming under criticism for their response to a recent surge of migrants. Peter Sutherland, a special representative for the United Nations, discusses the situation.

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All Things Considered

By Boat, By Bus, By Any Way Possible: One Refugee's Perilous Journey

Friday, August 28, 2015

Munzar Omar, a teacher from Syria, left his wife and children behind as he searches for a safer home for them. He's one of hundreds of thousands fleeing war in Syria and heading towards Europe.

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All Things Considered

Hundreds Of Desperate Migrants Feared Dead Off Libya And In Austria

Friday, August 28, 2015

Austrian police say that dozens of people died after being crammed into the back of a smuggler's truck, which was found abandoned on a highway Thursday. And hundreds are feared dead after two boats sank off Libya's coast.

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Secret Nazi Treasure Train May Have Been Found, Polish Official Says

Friday, August 28, 2015

Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski says images from ground-penetrating radar have him "99 percent convinced" of the location of the hidden train, which may contain gold, gems and other loot.

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Defrocked Archbishop Dies Awaiting Trial On Sex Abuse Charges

Friday, August 28, 2015

Former Polish Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski was accused of paying for sex with children and possessing child pornography while he served as the Holy See's ambassador to Dominican Republic.

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Morning Edition

After Foiled Mass Shooting, France Examines Train Safety

Friday, August 28, 2015

French officials are hosting an emergency meeting on train security in Paris. Saturday's meeting follows last week's thwarted mass shooting against passengers on a high-speed train bound for Paris.

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Morning Edition

Migrants Risk It All To Get To Richer E.U. Countries

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of migrants risk their lives to reach Europe. But when they get to the continent their journey isn't over. Most go on at more risk and greater cost to reach Germany and Sweden.

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Morning Edition

Has A Long-Lost Nazi Train Packed With Gold Been Found In Poland?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Officials in Poland are investigating claims that two men have discovered a Nazi-era train full of gold. Two men, who want a finder's fee, say they found it in an abandoned coal mine.

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Ancient Tomb In Spain Destroyed And Replaced With A Picnic Table

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In a case of mistaken identity, builders in the Galicia region confused a Neolithic tomb for a broken stone table and replaced it with a new concrete one.

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At Least 20 Dead Migrants Found Crammed In Truck In Austria

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Police said it was unclear how many people were in the vehicle, which was found along Austria's A4 autobahn near the border with Hungary and Slovakia.

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