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U.S.: Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The State Department says it has evidence that Moscow is lobbing artillery across its border at Ukrainian government forces, and that the Kremlin plans to ship rocket artillery to the rebels.

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Ukraine's Prime Minister Quits After Allies Withdraw From Coalition

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Svoboda and Udar parties pulled out of the governing coalition, prompting Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision. Parliament's speaker said it was up to the two parties to name a temporary prime minister.

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European Court Rules Against Poland In CIA 'Black Sites' Case

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The European Court of Human Rights said Poland broke the European human rights convention by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two terrorism suspects in secret prisons on its soil.

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Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."

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All Things Considered

Costa Concordia's Rusty Hulk Embarks On A Final Voyage

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

More than two years since it ran aground off an Italian island and killed 32 people, the Costa Concordia cruise ship is finally up and away. Cocooned in stabilizing containers that act as floats, the crippled ship is headed to Genoa, where it will be broken up for scrap.

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Nazi War Crimes Suspect Dies In U.S. One Day Before Extradition Order

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Philadelphia judge issued an order today granting a request for Johann "Hans" Breyer to be extradited to Germany. But Breyer's lawyer said the 89-year-old former Auschwitz guard died Tuesday.

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Ukraine Says 2 Military Jets Shot Down Over Rebel-Held Area

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The two jets were downed less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people.

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WATCH: Wreckage Of Costa Concordia Begins Its Final Voyage

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

More than two years after the luxury liner wrecked off the Italian island of Giglio, it is finally being moved to a salvage yard in the port of Genoa.

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Morning Edition

Obama Adviser: Civilian Toll In Mideast Makes Cease-Fire Critical

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Steve Inskeep speaks with President Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken about the administration's next moves in Gaza and Ukraine.

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Flight MH17: U.S. Builds Its Case; Plane Wreckage Reportedly Cut Apart

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A U.S. spy satellite detected a surface-to-air missile in the area just before the plane went down. Detailed forensic analysis on the wreckage may be complicated; it's reportedly been cut apart.

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All Things Considered

Near Crash Site, Stories Of The Jet Cleave Closely To Russian Version

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Following the downing of the Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, local residents have been talking about the event — but the picture is being distorted by a propaganda campaign in local media.

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All Things Considered

The Polish Case For Tougher Russia Sanctions

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In the wake of the Malaysian airliner's downing, many Europeans are now calling for tougher sanctions against Russia. Among them is Radek Sikorski, Poland's foreign minister, who explains to Robert Siegel why the West should ratchet up sanctions.

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U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Vladimir Putin, died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210. The inquiry would identify "where responsibility for the death lies."

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Morning Edition

Energy Concerns Complicate Potential EU Action Against Russia

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.

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Morning Edition

Despite Growing Anger, EU Nations May Balk At Russian Sanctions

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.

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All Things Considered

This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest

Monday, July 21, 2014

The French theater event has long been a pillar of the performing arts world. But talk of changes to festival workers' off-season benefits has cast a shadow over this year's celebration.

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Flight MH17: Black Boxes And Bodies Handed Over; U.N. Calls For Inquiry

Monday, July 21, 2014

In a late-night exchange, pro-Russian separatists have given what they say are Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17's data recorders to Malaysian officials in eastern Ukraine.

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All Things Considered

Tenuous Progress At Jet's Crash Site, As Clashes Flare Close By

Monday, July 21, 2014

The first investigators have reached the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, fighting flared in Donetsk between separatists and armed groups supporting the government.

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In Days After Jet's Downing, A Dark Cloud Hangs Over Holland

Monday, July 21, 2014

Nearly 200 Dutch citizens died in the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine. To learn about the country's response to the tragedy, Audie Cornish speaks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times.

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Could The Conflict In Ukraine Turn Into A Regional War?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Nearly 300 people died after a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed near the Russian-Ukrainian border. European security expert F. Stephen Larrabee explains what this might mean for the volatile region.

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