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Greece Warns That It Will Probably Miss Next Month's Debt Payment

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis says a $1.76 billion payment due next month "will not be given and is not there to be given."

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To Build Up Its Historical Image, Macedonia Is Going Baroque

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Macedonia is one of the poorest countries in Europe, but it's been on a building spree that includes elaborate buildings and hundreds of statues, including an enormous one of Alexander the Great.

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Email Slip Reportedly Reveals United Kingdom Plan For Possible EU Exit

Saturday, May 23, 2015

In the communication that The Guardian says it received accidentally from the Bank of England, officials outlined details of the plan known as "Operation Bookend."

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Historian May Have Discovered Henry I's Final Resting Place

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Yet another English monarch might be buried underneath an English parking lot. Scott Simon has more.

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Ireland Appears To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Results are coming in from Ireland's vote on same-sex marriage. It's not just a referendum on gay rights; it's also a litmus test for how much this socially conservative country has changed recently.

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Ireland Votes Overwhelmingly To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Both sides in the debate conceded that the referendum to enshrine marriage equality in the Irish constitution has succeeded.

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Irish Voters Decide Whether To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, May 22, 2015

Polls show the "yes" vote is stronger in the conservative, predominantly Catholic country. But public opinion surveys could be masking a "shy no vote," observers say.

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All Things Considered

Irish Voters Prepare To Decide On Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ireland could make history Friday when voters decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage. It would be a striking change for a country where abortion is still outlawed and divorce was only legalized in the mid-1990s.

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All Things Considered

Macedonians, Ethnic Albanians Unite Over Effort to Oust Prime Minister

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Macedonia escaped largely unscathed from the ethnic violence that defined the breakup of Yugoslavia. But the country's Slavs and Albanians live largely separate and unequal lives, until now.

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All Things Considered

Rome's Cinematic 'Dream Factory' Ramps Up Production Once Again

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Blockbusters like Ben-Hur were filmed at Cinecittà, a 100-acre movie metropolis, during its heyday. After decades of hard times, a tax credit has sparked a revival of "Hollywood on the Tiber."

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Morning Edition

Revelations Of British Pedophile Ring Spur Flood Of Abuse Reports

Thursday, May 21, 2015

There were whispers of a pedophile ring at the highest levels of British government. Revelations suggest those rumors had substance and that a culture of deference helped hide child abuse for decades.

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All Things Considered

'My Fair Lady' Couldn't Actually Dance All Night, So These Songs Had To Go

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The musical has some of the best-known songs in Broadway history, but it originally had other tunes that almost no one knows. Some of those songs were recently performed for the first time in decades.

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All Things Considered

An English 'Family Business,' Dedicated To A 2,000-Year-Old Roman Fort

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Andrew Birley first visited Vindolanda, a Roman fort near the Scottish border, when he was still in his mother's womb. Now, he's the latest Birley to lead excavations at the site rich in artifacts.

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British Police Arrest 9 Over Audacious Easter Jewelry Heist

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"A number of large bags containing significant amounts of high value property have been recovered from one address," Scotland Yard says.

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Longtime 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoonist Announces He's Quitting

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"I will no longer be Charlie Hebdo, but I will always be Charlie," says Renald Luzier, the cartoonist known as Luz.

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Morning Edition

Macedonia's Wiretapping Scandal Worsens Political Tensions

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The small Balkan country of Macedonia is in turmoil after it was revealed that the government wiretapped 20,000 people. There have been competing pro and anti-government demonstrations in the capital.

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Morning Edition

Why Turkish Motorists Can't Get A Break On Gas Prices

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Inflation is coming down and the foreign trade deficit is shrinking but Turks aren't seeing any relief at the pumps. Lower fuel costs have been undermined by the country's declining currency.

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Morning Edition

Conservative, Catholic Ireland Votes On Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In every country where same-sex marriage has been legalized, it was brought about by lawmakers or the courts. On Friday, Ireland could become the first country to make it legal by the ballot box.

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Morning Edition

Motorist Uses Fountain As A Free Car Wash

Monday, May 18, 2015

A man in Wakefield, England, drove his car in circles under the fountain's jets. The cleaning continued until a police car drove up. No word if the driver was ticketed or if he was packing a ShamWow.

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All Things Considered

Wiretapping Scandal In Macedonia Unleashes A Political Backlash

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Thousands of anti-government protestors took to the streets in Macedonia's capital today. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Financial Times reporter Andrew Byrne about the scandal that has sparked the unrest.

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