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How Percy Shelley Stirred His Politics Into His Tea Cup

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

In 19th century Britain, keeping sugar out of tea became a political statement against slavery. The sugar boycott was no easy choice for the radical poet, who hated slavery but loved tea.

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Morning Edition

Berlin's New Airport: Still In A Holding Pattern

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Berlin is one of Europe's premiere cities, yet it lacks an airport befitting its status due to years of delays and cost overruns. The new airport was supposed to open in 2012. Now the target is 2017.

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Morning Edition

French Investigators Examine Wing Bit Thought To Be From Missing Airliner

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Malaysian and French investigators meet in Paris to shape the investigation into recovered debris from the missing Malaysian airliner. The wing component found on an island in the Indian Ocean has arrived in France for analysis.

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Greek Stocks Drop Sharply As Market Reopens For First Time Since June

Monday, August 03, 2015

When it opened, the Athens Stock Exchange General Index plummeted from 797.52 to a new 52-week low of 615 โ€” a drop of nearly 23 percent.

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Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor

Sunday, August 02, 2015

A classic French dish, confit de canard was originally a way to preserve meat, and traditional recipes can require dozens of steps to prepare. David Lebovitz's fake take cuts the steps down to five.

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After Devastating Injury, Austrian Pole Vaulter Is Breathing On Her Own

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Doctors say the fall has left Kira Grunberg, 21, a paraplegic โ€” a development that shocked the sports world in Europe and brought offers of emotional and financial support.

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MH370 Update: Recovered Jet Section Arrives At French Lab For Testing

Saturday, August 01, 2015

After the large piece of debris was discovered on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean this week, Malaysia Airlines said it "is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777."

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In Germany, Asylum-Seekers Could Fill A Chronic Workforce Need

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Germany has struggled with a record number of refugees, prompting calls for increased deportations. But German businesses see an opportunity in these newcomers to ease a shortage of skilled workers.

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France Refuses To Sell Two Warships To Russia

Saturday, August 01, 2015

The dispute follows Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The 1.6 billion euro helicopter carriers are sitting in French dockyards.

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All Things Considered

As Migrants Attempt Trip To The U.K., Many Who Make It Are Minors

Friday, July 31, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Peter Oakford, cabinet member for specialist children's services at Kent County Council, about the vast numbers of youth migrants crossing into the U.K.

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All Things Considered

Thousands Of Migrants Make Risky Journey From Calais, France, To U.K.

Friday, July 31, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Maya Konforti of the humanitarian group L'Auberge des Migrants about the migrants camping out in Calais preparing to make the journey through the Channel Tunnel.

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U.K. Officials Instructed To Grant Ai Weiwei's Original U.K. Visa Request

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Home Office has apologized for denying the prominent Chinese dissident a six-month visa. He got only 20 days, because staff counted secret imprisonment as a criminal conviction.

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Marine Version Of F-35 Deemed 'Combat Ready'

Friday, July 31, 2015

With a total program cost estimated at $400 billion and a per-plane price tag of $135 million, the Joint Strike Fighter program is considered the most expensive in U.S. history.

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Morning Edition

IOC Awards Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

Friday, July 31, 2015

With the selection over the Kazakh city Almaty, Beijing will become the first city to host both winter and summer games. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games.

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.

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Morning Edition

Thousands Of Migrants Try To Reach Britain Using The Chunnel

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Police reinforcements are being sent to the French port city of Calais to try to deal with thousand of migrants trying to get to Britain. The migrants are mostly from the Middle East or Africa.

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Michel Platini Is Running For President Of Scandal-Plagued FIFA

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Currently the president of European soccer's governing body and a FIFA vice president, he is considered a heavy favorite. The presidential contest follows a major corruption scandal.

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All Things Considered

At Least 1,500 Migrants Attempt To Storm English Channel Tunnel In France

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Sudanese man was found dead after nearly 1,500 migrants attempted the journey to Britain through the Channel Tunnel Tuesday night. France is boosting security at the tunnel entrance.

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Migrant Dies In Calais As Thousands Try To Use Channel Tunnel

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Since Jan. 1, French officials have intercepted more than 37,000 migrants who were hoping to jump on trains or trucks heading to Britain via the Channel Tunnel.

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Morning Edition

Sans McDonalds: Neighbors Want To Keep Paris Food Hub Historic

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In the neighborhood considered the soul of French gastronomy, residents are fighting to keep the fast-food giant out. (This piece originally aired on July 18, 2015 on Weekend Edition Saturday.)

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