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Europe May Be On Sale, But The Ticket To Get There Isn't

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The euro has dropped in value against the U.S. dollar by more than 20 percent since last summer. But even as Americans find bargains in Europe, flights to get there remain pricey for a few reasons.

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All Things Considered

Vatican Hosts Climate Change Conference Ahead Of Papal Encyclical

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pope Francis wants world leaders to work together to enact laws that will slow or stop emissions that fuel climate change. He is expected to deliver a papal encyclical in June highlighting environmental degradation and the effect of climate change on the poor. The Vatican held a one-day conference on climate change Tuesday.

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All Things Considered

Why Russian-American Jews Are Ballroom Dance Leaders

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

As ABC's Dancing with the Stars celebrates its 10th anniversary, we explain why Russian Jewish immigrants and their descendants have stepped to the front of this country's ballroom dance scene.

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Google Announces Partnership With Newspapers In Europe

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Last December, Google shut down its Google News page in Spain, after the country threatened steep fines for aggregator sites that don't pay newspapers.

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Morning Edition

Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine's military and charge the Russian military as the hacker.

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All Things Considered

Authors Criticize Pen America's Decision To Honor 'Charlie Hebdo' Survivors

Monday, April 27, 2015

Some prominent authors are critical of the PEN American Center's decision to honor Charlie Hebdo staffers, saying the magazine denigrated the oppressed French Muslim population.

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All Things Considered

For Europe-Bound Migrants, Desperation Outweighs Risks

Monday, April 27, 2015

At a charity center in Sicily, survivors of the dangerous sea crossings from Libya to Italy face legal and economic limbo and a frosty welcome. But it's still better than the places they fled.

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6 Novelists Withdraw From Event Honoring 'Charlie Hebdo' For Free Speech

Monday, April 27, 2015

Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center's annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo's "cultural intolerance."

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Leave The Selfie Sticks At Home, Wimbledon Says

Monday, April 27, 2015

Taking the same stance as the Kentucky Derby and major music festivals, the All England Lawn Tennis Club reportedly cited the devices' "nuisance value."

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All Things Considered

Malta's Coast Guard Rescues Migrants — And Feels The Strain

Sunday, April 26, 2015

For more than a decade, the Mediterranean island nation has responded to distress calls from desperate migrants hoping to reach safety. The difference now is in the numbers.

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Putin: 'No Regrets' Over Crimea Annexation

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In a new documentary titled The President, the Russian leader says seizing Crimea from Ukraine righted a historical wrong.

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Eliud Kipchoge Edges Out Fellow Kenyans To Win London Marathon

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In his first win of the iconic long-distance race, Kipchoge clocked 2:04:47. Wilson Kipsang, who won last year, placed second and world-record holder Dennis Kimetto was third.

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U.K. Candidates Stumble Just Days Before General Election

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The U.K. will vote in a general election on May 7. The BBC's Jonny Dymond has spent the last month covering a contest notable for, he says, closeness and dullness in equal measure — until now.

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Number Of The Week: Migrants En Route To Europe

Sunday, April 26, 2015

For this Number of the Week, FiveThirtyEight.com's Mona Chalabi looks into the story of migrants trying to get to Europe — how many attempt the crossing, where they cross, how much it costs and more.

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Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.

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'Save Us, Save Us': A Poem For The Migrants Lost At Sea

Saturday, April 25, 2015

We asked poet Craig Morgan Teicher to find a poem to illuminate a recent news event. He says the capsized boat in the Mediterranean Sea made him think of Derek Mahon's "A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford."

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Flood Of Desperate Refugees Tests Spaniards' Tolerance

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Arab and African migrants are landing on Spain's coast in a region with a 34 percent unemployment. That's created friction and prompted a debate about how best to help them.

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The Takeaway

Migrant Crisis on the Med: At Sea With The Smugglers

Friday, April 24, 2015

VICE News shares chilling footage from the Libyan coast guard and travels to detention centers in Libya, where we hear detained migrants speak of torture and human rights violations.

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Alleged Skipper Of Migrant Boat Appears In Italian Court

Friday, April 24, 2015

The 27-year-old man faces homicide and human trafficking charges. He says he was only a passenger, but survivors from the disaster that killed at least 700 are likely to testify that he was captain.

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Armenians Mark A Century Since World War I Massacre

Friday, April 24, 2015

Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Francois Hollande of France were among those who attended a ceremony in the Armenian capital. German lawmakers vote to call the event "genocide."

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