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Looking At How Greece's New Government Will Fare In Eurozone

Monday, January 26, 2015

As Greece's Syriza party takes charge, NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute For International Economics, about what this means for Greece and the Eurozone.

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Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

Monday, January 26, 2015

Alexis Tsipras, who led Syriza to an improbable win in the parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.

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Morning Edition

Greek Voters Usher Leftist Party Into Office

Monday, January 26, 2015

Greece's radical left Syriza party is the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course on an international austerity plan.

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Morning Edition

Weekend Shelling Kills 30 People In Eastern Ukraine

Monday, January 26, 2015

Steve Inskeep talks to Shaun Walker, Moscow bureau chief for The Guardian, who is covering renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine. The latest shelling killed 30 people in the port city of Mariupol.

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All Things Considered

After Brief Respite, Conflict In Ukraine Flares Back Up

Sunday, January 25, 2015

After a holiday lull, the war in Ukraine has reignited and is spreading amid signs that Russian troops have been flowing into the region. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Corey Flintoff from Kyiv.

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Got $15 Million? Actor Rowan Atkinson Has A Car For Sale

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The actor who most famously plays Mr. Bean wrecked the high-performance car back in 2011. Luckily, he wasn't seriously injured. But it did cost him $1.4 million to get it fixed.

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Ukraine's President Hopes To Revive Shattered Peace Process

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Petro Poroshenko says that the only way forward in ending the conflict with Russian-backed separatists in the country's east is to revive a cease-fire agreement forged in September in Minsk.

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Anti-Austerity Leftists Win Greek Election

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The leftist Syriza party, which has vowed to roll back EU-mandated austerity measures, have edged out the ruling center-right party of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

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How Denmark Has Been Reintigrating Former Extremist Fighters

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Thousands of foreign fighters have been recruited by ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Allan Aarslev, a police officer in Denmark, about integrating these fighters back into Danish society.

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Greeks Vote In Election Dominated By Economic Fears

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The people of Greece head to the polls Sunday for a general election which may decide the country's future in the eurozone. Reporter Joanna Kakissis tells NPR's Rachel Martin that voters are anxious.

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Ukraine Rebel Leader Claims New Attack On Mariupol

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The attack follows a rebel rocket barrage that hit an open-air market in the port city, killing at least 15 civilians.

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Foe Of 'Fiscal Waterboarding' Leads Going Into Greek Election

Saturday, January 24, 2015

If elected on Sunday, Syriza would be the first anti-austerity party to come to power in the Eurozone. But it would still have to pay off Greece's debt and help the country out of a deep depression.

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All Things Considered

Paris Attacks Refocus Attention On Homegrown Terrorist Threats

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thousands of European men and women have traveled to Syria to fight, and some have returned home — possibly battle hardened. The concern is that they haven't come back to resume their lives, but instead have been dispatched by al Qaida or the so-called Islamic State to attack the West.

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Investigation Into Paris Attack Leads Authorities To Spain

Friday, January 23, 2015

In the wake of attacks in Paris, part of the investigation into terror cells in Europe has led to Spain. One of the Paris gunmen, Amedy Coulibaly, is believed to have visited Madrid in the days before he burst into a kosher market, killing four people.

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Ukrainian Separatists Reportedly Abandon Peace Talks

Friday, January 23, 2015

The rebels are reported to have seized control of the Donetsk Airport days after the Kiev government had declared it had taken the destroyed facility.

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Morning Edition

Soccer Player Suspended For Making Calls During Match

Friday, January 23, 2015

In Ukraine, a pro soccer player for the other team said he'd watch as his opponent got the phone out from time to time, called someone and conversed. The calls didn't help, that team lost 2-1.

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Morning Edition

Greeks Doubtful Election Will Speed Economic Recovery

Friday, January 23, 2015

Greeks go to the polls this Sunday in early parliamentary elections. An anti-bailout leftist party is leading in the polls, but the election could still end in deadlock.

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All Things Considered

French Prisons Prove To Be Effective Incubators For Islamic Extremism

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Two of the men involved in the Paris attacks met in prison, where they transformed from small-time criminals to jihadists. France is now redoubling its effort to prevent radicalization in its prisons.

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For Many French Jews, Anti-Semitism Has A Clear Source

Thursday, January 22, 2015

French Jews say anti-Semitism, an issue for generations, is now coming largely from radical Muslims. Jewish emigration has been rising, but many Jews also say they're determined to stay in France.

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All Things Considered

Fighting Spikes Again In Ukraine

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Audie Cornish talks to Kiev-based journalist David Stern about the ongoing fighting in Ukraine.

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