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AP Photographer Snaps Engagement Photo

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jon McAchran proposed to his girlfriend Ashley while skating on an ice rink beneath the Eiffel Tower. An AP photographer was taking pictures of tourists and captured Jon giving her the ring.

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Morning Edition

Ruble's Drop Has Implications For Global Economy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been conspicuously silent since the ruble's plunge. Renee Montagne talks to Russian business journalist Kirill Belyaninov about why the ruble is in freefall.

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Morning Edition

Is Russia's Currency On Its Way To Collapse?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Russian ruble hit new lows on Tuesday despite efforts by the country's central bank to stop the selling. The currency lost 11 percent of its value.

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Morning Edition

Obama Expected To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Aides say Obama will sign a bill authorizing new economic sanctions against Russia in retaliation for its ongoing interference in Ukraine. Russia's economy is reeling from earlier western sanctions.

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Google News Is Taken Offline In Spain, After A Call For Payments

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

In Spain, Google and other news aggregators would face steep fines if they publish headlines and abstracts without paying.

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All Things Considered

Russia Could Be On Brink Of Full-Blown Currency Crisis

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Russian ruble continued to drop in value against the U.S. dollar and the Euro on Tuesday — but the impact of its calamitous decline has yet to be seen on the streets of Moscow.

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All Things Considered

Vatican Tries To Mend Fences With American Nuns

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Vatican issued a report praising the work of U.S. nuns — a relief to those worried that a probe started in 2008 would be critical of a perceived liberal streak among American nuns.

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All Things Considered

Ruble's Troubles Tied To Falling Oil Prices, International Sanctions

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The world benchmark for oil fell below $60 on Tuesday. Russia's Central Bank hiked interest rates in a bid to support the plummeting ruble, but had little success.

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Has Vladimir Putin Just Overplayed His Hand?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Russia leader was riding high at home this year with the successful Winter Olympics and his annexation of Crimea. Now he's staring at a recession and has alienated Western nations that could help.

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Russia's Rate Increase Fails To Stop Currency's Steep Decline

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The ruble plunged to a record low against the dollar today despite efforts by the Russian central bank to stabilize it.

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Morning Edition

Denmark Files Claim To Portion Of The Arctic

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Denmark and Greenland are claiming ownership of about 350,000 square miles of the Arctic. Some of that territory includes the North Pole. Russia and Canada think the area should belong to them.

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Morning Edition

At Last, Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain's Famous Jamón

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Authentic jamón ibérico from free-range pigs fed on acorns is a key Spanish food that observant Muslims can't enjoy. But a Tunisian emigre is now making halal ham from lamb and beef in southern Spain.

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Russia Boosts Interest Rates To 17 Percent Amid Currency's Slide

Monday, December 15, 2014

The move to raise rates from 10.5 percent is aimed at limiting the ruble's slide and curbing inflation. Sanctions and low oil prices have made it the world's worst-performing major currency this year.

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Denmark Claims Part Of The Arctic, Including The North Pole

Monday, December 15, 2014

The region claimed is more than the size of Texas and Oklahoma combined. The energy-rich Arctic is also contested by Canada, Russia, Norway and the U.S. A U.N. panel will study the Danish claim.

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Morning Edition

Element Of Marriage Proposal Damages Building

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Dutchman planned to use a crane to perch himself outside his girlfriend's window. He wanted to serenade her before popping the question. Even though the crane tipped over, she said yes.

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Morning Edition

Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Found At Buckingham Palace

Monday, December 15, 2014

The royals, however, won't be eating them. A palace spokesperson said, "fungi from the garden are not used in the palace kitchens."

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Turkey Launches Crackdown On Government Critics

Sunday, December 14, 2014

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has rounded up two dozen journalists, television producers and police with close ties to an exiled cleric who is fiercely critical of the government.

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Prince George's Christmas Snapshots

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The newest member of the British royal family is seen in three new photos released by his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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All Things Considered

Haunting Sounds At Night, Kids' Puppet Show Clock By Day

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A rooster crowing in the dead of night? A sinister ice-cream truck on the streets of Moscow? No, it's the musical automaton clock at the Puppet Theater in Russia.

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Mali: 4 Al-Qaida Linked Militants Swapped For French Hostage

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Mali's justice minister says Serge Lazarevic, released earlier this week, was freed as part of the deal. But Paris has refused to confirm any such agreement.

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