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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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Morning Edition

Ahead Of Iran Nuclear Talks, Kerry Meets With Russia's Lavrov

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

John Kerry is in Vienna for a meeting with Iran's foreign minister as a deadline approaches for a nuclear deal. Kerry was in Paris on Tuesday to consult with other partners including Russia.

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Australian Novelist Richard Flanagan Awarded Booker Prize

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The head of the judge's committee says The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the story of POWs in World War II forced to build the Thailand Burma Railway, is a "magnificent novel of love and war."

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All Things Considered

Microsoft Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, Report Says

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A weakness in Microsoft Windows has been exploited by Russian hackers to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the U.S., according to a report.

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British Lawmakers Vote To Recognize Palestinian State

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The symbolic, nonbinding vote urges the government of Prime Minister David Cameron to recognize Palestine alongside the state of Israel.

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Morning Edition

Britain Debates Revoking Passports Of Fighters Returning From Syria, Iraq

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The U.S. has tried to block potential Islamic State volunteers before they leave the country, arresting them for intending to help terrorists. The British have suggested taking another route.

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