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Polish Town Thinks Winnie The Pooh Needs A Pair Of Pants

Monday, November 24, 2014

The beloved storybook character probably won't have a new playground named after him in one Polish town. Some officials there complained about the bear's immodest clothing.

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London's Mayor Calls U.S. Tax Bill 'Outrageous'

Saturday, November 22, 2014

NPR's Scott Simon explains the controversy London Mayor Boris Johnson waded into recently. He's a U.S. citizen, and the Internal Revenue Service says he owes them taxes.

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Poo Power: New British Bus Runs On Human Waste

Friday, November 21, 2014

Touting the use of renewable energy, the Bath Bus Company says the Bio-Bus runs cleaner than a bus powered by a traditional diesel engine.

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All Things Considered

Spanish Duchess Of Alba Remembered As A Colorful Figure

Friday, November 21, 2014

The funeral was held in Spain for the Duchess of Alba on Friday. She was one of Europe's most eccentric — and richest — aristocrats.

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Ex-News Of The World Editor Andy Coulson Freed From Prison

Friday, November 21, 2014

Coulson, who was found guilty of conspiracy to hack personal voice mails, was released today after serving less than five months of his 18-month sentence.

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London Mayor Boris Johnson Owes IRS Money, Won't Pay

Friday, November 21, 2014

Johnson holds dual U.S.-U.K. citizenship, but hasn't lived in the U.S. since he was 5. He told WAMU's Diane Rehm Show that he had been billed for capital gains on the sale of his first home.

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Morning Edition

Update: Venice Isn't Banning Rolling Suitcases

Friday, November 21, 2014

Officials in Venice say news reports claiming that they were going to fine tourists for rolling suitcases on the city's sidewalks and squares are incorrect.

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All Things Considered

'Fake Sheikh' Accused Of Tricking Sources Into Making News

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A new BBC documentary shines a bright light on the so-called "Fake Sheikh," an infamous British tabloid writer who posed as a Middle Eastern sheikh and enticed people into sometimes illegal behavior.

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FIFA To Review World Cup Corruption Report

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The decision reopens for scrutiny the mechanism by which Russia and Qatar were awarded the tournament in 2018 and 2022. The two countries were cleared last week of corruption in their winning bids.

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Duchess Of Alba, Spain's Richest Woman, Dies At 88

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart had more titles than any other aristocrat in the world. She died today in Seville.

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Swedish Appeals Court Upholds Detention Order For Julian Assange

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Prosecutors want to question the WikiLeaks founder, who has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women in 2010.

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Morning Edition

German College Kids Design Traffic Light Game

Thursday, November 20, 2014

In the town of Hildesheim, video consoles are in place on on either side of road, allowing strangers to face off in a version of the classic arcade game Pong.

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Morning Edition

Hotel Charges Couple Extra For Bad Review

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tony and Jan Jenkinson gave the Broadway Hotel in England a bad review. The hotel charged them $125 — saying they had a no bad review policy. Their money has since been refunded.

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Me, Myself And The Loo: A Woman's Future Can Rest On A Toilet

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"My Toilet," a new photo exhibit in London, documents how commodes — or the lack of a proper one — affect the health, safety and education of girls and women around the world.

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U.K. To Deny Entry To Controversial U.S. Dating Guru

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Home Office said Julien Blanc's presence wasn't conducive to the public good. Blanc, a dating coach, makes racist and derogatory references to women and appears to condone violence toward them.

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French Authorities Work To Identify Militant In ISIS Video

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

One of the Islamist militants identified in the recent beheading video is a 22-year-old Frenchman from Normandy, who locals say had a traditional Catholic upbringing.

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As Espresso Rises, Will 'Greek Coffee' Be Left To The Turks?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Greek coffee" may be a matter of national pride in the Mediterranean nation. But increasingly, Greeks are embracing espresso, an imported brew. Chalk it up to globalization.

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FIFA Files Criminal Complaint Over 2018, 2022 Soccer World Cup Bidding

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Soccer's governing body said assets may have been transferred to Switzerland in connection with the bids. Just days ago, FIFA cleared eventual winners Russia and Qatar of corruption.

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German Town Uses Neo-Nazi March For Its Benefit

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Since residents couldn't stop the annual march, officials had it sponsored. For every mile the Nazis marched, companies donated to a support group for neo-Nazis who want out.

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France Shocked That Frenchman Is A Knife-Wielding ISIS Militant

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Officials confirmed that at least 1 Frenchman appears in a video that shows the beheaded bodies of an American and 18 Syrian soldiers. Maxime Hauchard left France in 2013 to join militants in Syria.

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