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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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Morning Edition

Lost Siblings Find Each Other On Dating App

Friday, April 24, 2015

The reunited siblings met online and discovered they had a lot in common: both had parents who split in a divorce and both had a sibling they hadn't seen in years because of that divorce.

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A Century After Atrocities Against Armenians, An Unresolved Wound

Friday, April 24, 2015

Some 1.5 million Armenians were killed or deported in the violence unleashed by Ottoman Turks starting in 1915. Turkey and Armenia still disagree on how to define these terrible events.

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Morning Edition

European Leaders Vow To Do More To Help Arriving Migrants

Friday, April 24, 2015

At a summit in Brussels, they pledged more money and military resources to saving lives of migrants who try to cross the Mediterranean. They also introduced a plan to target traffickers' boats.

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Morning Edition

Aid Workers Hear Migrants' Accounts Of Shipwrecks

Friday, April 24, 2015

The charity Save the Children has been hearing from migrants who have survived the dangerous journey to Europe from across the Mediterranean. Text messages come in every day about boats in distress.

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Morning Edition

Europe Grapples With How To Deal With Influx Of Migrants

Friday, April 24, 2015

Thousands cross the Mediterranean hoping to escape civil instability or economic hardship. Renee Montagne talks to Joel Millman of the International Organization for Migration about Europe's response.

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On The Media

Narratives of Migration

Friday, April 24, 2015

The latest refugee deaths in the Mediterranean brings this year's death toll to an estimated 1,750. But popular response to the tragedy, especially in the UK, has been mixed. 

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All Things Considered

Mediterranean Migrants Stay In 'Reception Centers' While Awaiting Asylum

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Carlotta Sami, spokesperson at UNHCR for Southern Europe, about the survivors of what is being called the biggest migrant boat disaster to date in the Mediterranean.

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All Things Considered

Clinton Foundation Linked To Russian Effort To Buy Uranium Company

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Jo Becker of The New York Times about Russia's foray into the U.S. uranium market and how the Clinton Foundation may have facilitated and benefited from it.

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All Things Considered

European Leaders Hold Summit To Address Migrant Crisis

Thursday, April 23, 2015

European leaders are gathering in Brussels to address the crisis. A tentative plan calls for more money for border security in the Mediterranean and possible military action against traffickers.

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All Things Considered

Prime Minister Says France Faces 'Unprecedented Terrorist Threat'

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The French prime minister said Thursday that security forces have prevented six terrorist attacks in France over the last few months. Police say an attack Sunday on a church outside Paris was only averted because the alleged assailant shot himself by accident.

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Giovanni Lo Porto, Slain Italian Aid Worker, Loved Pakistan And Its People

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lo Porto was kidnapped in January 2012 soon after he returned to work in Pakistan. President Obama announced Thursday that the Italian aid worker was inadvertently killed in January in a U.S. strike.

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Germany's Largest Bank Fined $2.5 Billion In Rate-Fixing Scandal

Thursday, April 23, 2015

At least 29 employees of Deutsche Bank are thought to have participated in manipulating the LIBOR benchmark interest rate from 2005-2009. The lender also pleaded guilty to U.S. criminal charges.

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EU Leaders Pledge More Ships To Patrol Mediterranean For Migrants

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Days after 900 were feared drowned in a single accident, the European Union is struggling to forge a new policy to combat the flow of people setting off mostly from Libya in overcrowded boats.

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Morning Edition

U.N. Representative Blames Syria's Civil War For Massive Migration Crisis

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The U.N. says Europe and the West need to change immigration policies to prevent more disaster. Renee Montagne talks to Francois Crepeau, the U.N. special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants.

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Morning Edition

Migrants New To Spain Say Human Traffickers Are The Scariest Part

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Migrants who have made the perilous trip across the Mediterranean say their journeys to Europe were made possible by a network of professional traffickers.

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Morning Edition

How A Swiss Cheese Cartel Made Fondue Popular

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The popularity of fondue wasn't an accident. It was planned by a shadowy association of Swiss cheese makers. A cheese cartel basically ruled the Swiss economy for 80 years, until fairly recently.

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Morning Edition

Secret Papers Reveal Islamic State's Structure

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Renee Montagne talks to German journalist Christoph Reuter of Der Spiegel about exclusive documents he received, detailing successful plans by the Islamic State to conquer parts of Iraq and Syria.

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All Things Considered

9 Months Pregnant, An African Woman Risks It All And Heads To Europe

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tatiana Kanga was nine months pregnant when she paid a Moroccan smuggler $1,290 so she and her toddler daughter could ride on a rubber boat, 14 harrowing hours from Africa to Europe.

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