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WATCH: Container Ships Collide In Suez Canal

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The two vessels, one flagged in Germany and the other in Singapore, come together after one appears to lose rudder control.

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Spanish Court Suspends Catalonia's Independence Vote

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Spain's northeast region of Catalonia wants to hold an independence vote. But Spain's highest court has blocked a vote planned for November — making it illegal to continue organizing the referendum.

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European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.

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Spanish Court Blocks Catalonia's Independence Vote

Monday, September 29, 2014

Spain's central government in Madrid had appealed to the court to stop the vote, which had been approved with strong support from Catalonia's parliament and local governments.

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Swedish Scientists Square Off Over Who Can Sneak In Most Dylan Lyrics

Monday, September 29, 2014

It all started in 1997, when two professors from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm published an article on flatulence titled "Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind."

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Germany Red-Faced Over Military Equipment Failures

Monday, September 29, 2014

The country's defense minister says Germany currently can't fulfill its long-term NATO commitments because of a widespread grounding of its military planes and helicopters.

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Swedish Scientists Sneak Dylan Lyrics Into Published Papers

Monday, September 29, 2014

It began 17 years ago when two of the scientists wrote an article about intestinal gas. They named it: "Nitric Oxide and Inflammation. The answer is "Blowing in the Wind."

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Who's Buried In The 'Magnificent' Tomb From Ancient Greece?

Monday, September 29, 2014

The largest archaeological find of its kind in Greece has set off speculation and thrilled Greeks, reminding them they are rich in history.

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Sober And Sold-Out: Dance Club In Sweden Cuts Booze For A Night

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Breathalyzers were placed in the doorway of a nightclub in Stockholm this weekend, with an unusual purpose: to ensure no guests had been drinking any booze.

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Reporter's Notebook: In Eastern Ukraine, A Bellicose Mood Prevails

Sunday, September 28, 2014

On a return trip to eastern Ukraine, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley found a ceasefire that feels shaky and separatists who are full of swagger and determined to press their fight for independence.

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Russia Moves To Protect Its 'Information Sovereignty'

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Russia's parliament, the Duma, approved a bill on Friday that would limit foreign ownership of Russian media to less than 20 percent.

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Tiny Spanish Island Nears Its Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Sunday, September 28, 2014

El Hierro, the most remote of Spain's Canary Islands, used to import thousands of tons of diesel each year. Now a new power plant will let the island run entirely on renewable energy.

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All Things Considered

Munich Mayor Survives Key Political Test: Tapping The First Keg

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Every year at Oktoberfest, the mayor of Munich, Germany, faces a public challenge — driving a tap into the ceremonial first beer barrel. Expectations were especially high for new mayor Dieter Reiter.

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Catalonia Defies Spain As Leader Signs Decree For Breakaway Vote

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Catalonia's leader has set a November date for a vote on whether the northeast region of Spain should become independent. Spain's central government has said it will block the vote.

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All Things Considered

British Parliament Approves Airstrikes Against ISIS

Friday, September 26, 2014

The British Parliament voted Friday to join U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq. It's an important political marker for the Obama administration's efforts to build a worldwide alliance.

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Hungary Shuts Off Re-Export Of Natural Gas To Ukraine

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hungary's national gas operator says the "indefinite" cut off is over domestic supply concerns, but the move comes just days after the CEO of Russia's Gazprom monopoly visited Budapest.

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Belgium Likes Underground Beer. No, Literally

Friday, September 26, 2014

The historic city of Bruges is getting a 2-mile-long underground beer pipeline. Too bad it's from brewery to factory, not brewery to your door.

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U.K. Approves Joining Anti-ISIS Airstrikes In Iraq

Friday, September 26, 2014

The parliamentary vote comes after Prime Minister David Cameron urged MPs to authorize participation, saying the self-declared Islamic State poses a "clear and proven" danger to his country.

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Underground Beer Pipeline Solves Traffic Issue

Friday, September 26, 2014

Residents of a Belgium city were sick of the congestion and noise from trucks rumbling between the local brewery and a nearby bottling plant. Construction on the pipeline begins next year.

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Slot Machine Win Helps Man Avoid Prison

Friday, September 26, 2014

Police in Berlin were carrying out a routine check when they found a man had an outstanding arrest warrant. He didn't have money to pay the fine — until he tried the slot machine one last time.

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