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Germanwings Jet Crashes In The French Alps

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The plane, an Airbus A320 run by a subsidiary of the German airline Lufthansa, went down with 150 people aboard. French President Francois Hollande voiced fears that there would be no survivors.

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As Night Falls, Officials Call Off Search Operation For German Plane

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The 150 people on board Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 are feared dead. The plane left Barcelona, Spain, this morning en route to Duesseldorf, Germany, and crashed in the French Alps.

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All Things Considered

In Royal Goodbye, Hundreds Line Up To See King Richard III's Coffin

Monday, March 23, 2015

The king was the basis for one of Shakespeare's most notorious villains. He will be reburied Thursday after his skeleton was found underneath a parking lot in 2012.

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Liberte, Egalite, Gastronomie? France Rallies To Defend Its Food's Honor

Monday, March 23, 2015

With fast food now a staple at home and Danish and Spanish chefs in the limelight, France's culinary supremacy is no longer a given. The government has mobilized to save French food traditions.

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Paris Bans Some Cars For A Day To Battle Smog

Monday, March 23, 2015

The French capital last week briefly dethroned New Delhi and Beijing as the world's most polluted city, according to one company that measures air quality.

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Morning Edition

Eurozone Threatened By Divide Between Greece And Germany

Monday, March 23, 2015

Germany, which has backed most of the bailout loans to Greece, wants Greeks to stick to austerity measures. The new Greek government says austerity has destroyed the economy.

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Parisians Sing The Praises Of 'Singin In The Rain'

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Until a few years ago, American musical theater was rarely performed in France. But it's become a huge hit, with Singin' in the Rain as the latest sold-out success.

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Putin Critics Said To Be On Russian 'Kill List'

Sunday, March 22, 2015

After the killing in Moscow of an opponent of President Vladimir Putin, other opposition figures in Russia are said to be on a hit list. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Corey Flintoff in Moscow.

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All Things Considered

After Students Went To Wage Jihad, Teacher Highlights Youth Radicalization

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A German-Syrian religious studies teacher was shocked when she heard that five of her former students had left Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria. "It felt like a personal defeat," she says.

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Pope Accepts Resignation Of Cardinal Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Keith O'Brien, who stepped down as Archbishop of St. Andrews in Scotland two years ago, will be stripped of his privileges but not his title, the Vatican says.

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On Libel And The Law, U.S. And U.K. Go Separate Ways

Saturday, March 21, 2015

An HBO documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, won't be released in Britain. Neither will the book on which it's based. That's because British and U.S. free speech protections are very different.

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400 Years Later, Spain May Have Found 'Don Quixote' Author's Grave

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Archaeologists in Madrid may have discovered the long-lost remains of Miguel de Cervantes. NPR's Scott Simon asks whether or not the bones are his, and if they'll attract tourists to the site.

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The Takeaway

NATO General: West Won't Be Caught Off Guard by Putin Again

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fireworks rung in the one-year anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea. But western forces are left struggling to develop a strategy to deal with Putin. 

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Solar Eclipse Wows Parts Of Europe, Middle East And Russia

Friday, March 20, 2015

The eclipse, total in some areas far north and partial for many others, lasted about 2 1/2 hours and was visible from South America to Asia.

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Morning Edition

Charles And Camilla's Visit Rekindles Royal Ties To Kentucky

Friday, March 20, 2015

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, are wrapping up a four-day U.S. visit with a stop in Louisville, Ky. Louisville has been bustling with preparations, but the city is accustomed to royal visits.

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Obama To Prince Charles: We'll Never Be Royals

Thursday, March 19, 2015

President Obama told the Prince that Americans like the royal family "much better than they like their own politicians." He may be right.

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Morning Edition

Prices For Chanel Handbags To Rise In Europe, Lower In Asia

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Chanel says it is aligning the cost of its handbags worldwide. The move reacts to the depreciating euro and aims to stop people from buying up the classic bags to sell at a profit in other countries.

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All Things Considered

Why Russia's Economic Slump Has Been Good For London

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Britain's financial community was worried last year when the West began imposing sanctions on Russia. It turns out that only encouraged wealthy Russians to pump more money into Britain.

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All Things Considered

French National Front Party Gaining Appeal In Regional Elections

Thursday, March 19, 2015

France holds it's regional elections Sunday, and the far-right National Front party is surging in popularity after persuading voters that it is no longer on the political fringe.

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Despite Cease-Fire, Skirmishes Carry On Along Ukraine's Front Line

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Separatists and their Russian allies are still trading fire with Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine, and casualty counts are rising. The separatists haven't withdrawn heavy weapons, Ukrainians say.

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