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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

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All Things Considered

U.K.'s Relationship With EU In A Rough Patch

Friday, October 24, 2014

The UK is straining against a range of European Union rules, with immigration at the top of the list. It's likely to be a major issue going into next year's election in Britain and could reshape the future of Europe, as Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a vote on whether to keep the UK in the union.

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Morning Edition

How Much Would You Pay For A Putin-Themed Music Box?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A music box with a figurine of Vladimir Putin is expected to be auctioned in Germany for several million dollars. The box, made by world-renowned puppet maker Christian Bailly, plays a Russian Waltz.

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Congolese Doctor Denis Mukwege Receives Sakharov Prize

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The gynecological surgeon's Panzi Hospital in eastern DRC has treated thousands of women who were victims of rape.

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CEO Of Major French Oil Company Dies In Plane Accident

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Christopher de Margerie, CEO of Total, was 63. He and three other people died when his private plane collided with a snowplow at an airport in Moscow.

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Sweden's Sub Hunt Evokes Cold War Memories

Monday, October 20, 2014

Stockholm has a grainy photo of what it says shows "foreign underwater activity" in an incident eerily similar to the grounding of a Soviet submarine in the same waters in 1981.

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Latest Developments In The Ebola Story

Monday, October 20, 2014

The family of the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the deadly disease ends a 21-day observation period with no symptoms. Meanwhile, the WHO declared Nigeria Ebola-free.

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Morning Edition

Catholic Synod Highlights Divisions, Sets Stage For Future Battles

Monday, October 20, 2014

Roman Catholic bishops openly addressed hot-button topics that included questions about gays and Catholics who are divorced or remarried. Rarely has a synod attracted such attention.

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Vatican Bishops Scrap Opening To Gays, Divorced Members

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Earlier this week an interim summary of the synod on family issues included conciliatory language on gays and on the taking of holy communion for divorced church members.

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Mars Probes Give Scientists Box Seats For Rare Comet Flyby

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A "mountain-sized" comet known as Siding Spring will pass very close to the red planet, where orbiters from the U.S., Europe and India, hope to get close - but not too close — to the action.

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Hurricane Gonzalo Hits Bermuda; Ana To Skirt Past Hawaii

Saturday, October 18, 2014

In the British island territory, Gonzalo has wiped out power to roughly half of the island's 70,000 inhabitants.

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Pritzker Travels Europe And Asia On Commercial Diplomacy Tour

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recently returned from Ukraine and Turkey, and she heads next to Japan and South Korea. NPR's Scott Simon talks to her about practicing commercial diplomacy.

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European Slowdown Drives Roller-Coaster Week In Markets

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Concerns in Europe over a slowdown in economic growth have been rattling global financial markets. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent John Ydstie about the volatile week on Wall Street.

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All Things Considered

Europe's Short-Term Economic Fixes Can't Solve Long-Term Problems

Friday, October 17, 2014

Eurozone fears are bubbling and the markets are unhappy about it. New data suggest the continent may be about to enter its third recession in six years.

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All Things Considered

Egality N'est Pas La Réalité: French Women Wage Online War On Sexism

Friday, October 17, 2014

When a company told one French feminist it was "sorry" she found its ad sexist, she decided to fight back. She's launched a website where users target sexist companies and people on social media.

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At London's Tincan, Eating Canned Fish Is The Height Of Luxury

Friday, October 17, 2014

One of the city's newest restaurants aims to elevate canned fish to an object of desire. There's no kitchen and no chef. The owners argue that tinned goods can be a greener gourmet choice.

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Bermuda Braces For Hurricane Gonzalo

Friday, October 17, 2014

The hurricane will hit the British island territory, where residents are making preparations, later today as a Category 4 storm.

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Morning Edition

Hot Dog Suit Costs Irish Movie Theater $25,000

Friday, October 17, 2014

Carl Meade was fired when cameras caught him paying for a regular hot dog instead of an extra large one. He told the court it was an innocent mistake. The company was ordered to pay compensation.

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FT Big Read

Silk Road Redux - a conversation with Tobias Buck

Friday, October 17, 2014

Silk Road Redux - a conversation with Tobias Buck

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Morning Edition

Turkey Straddles Western Allegiances And Mideast Realities

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to Charles King, Georgetown professor and author of --Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul — about how Turkey's geography defines it politically.

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