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Bail For Alleged 'Flash Crash' Trader Set At More Than $7M

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

U.S. prosecutors say the U.K. man contributed to the 2010 "flash crash" that wiped about $800 billion from the value of shares. He told a London court that he opposes extradition to the U.S.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Europe's Mediterranean migrant crisis

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Europe's Mediterranean migrant crisis

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Hungary Joins Poland In Condemnation Of FBI Chief's Holocaust Remarks

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In a speech last week, James Comey had linked the two countries to the killing of Jews during the Holocaust. They have both said the killings occurred when they were occupied by the Nazis.

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Wilding? Ruff Ride? Dog's Road Romp On Tractor Sparks Puns

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Traffic Scotland took pains to say it was a serious event, not a joke. But that didn't stop people from putting their own spin on the story of the border collie who took control of a tractor.

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Morning Edition

Cheers! 170-Year-Old Champagne Recovered From Shipwreck

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The find offers a chance to compare old champagne to new. Chemical analysis showed the antique bottles of bubbly had six to seven times more sugar than Coke.

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Morning Edition

European Parliament President Urges Action On Migration Crisis

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thousands of migrants risk their lives trying to get asylum in Europe by boarding rickety boats to cross the Mediterranean. Renee Montagne talks Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament.

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Morning Edition

Migrants Recall Horrors Of Mediterranean Shipwreck

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Italy is considering targeted interventions against smugglers as the toll of those dying in the Mediterranean continues to rise. The weekend shipwreck off the Libyan coast may have claimed 800 lives.

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Morning Edition

Merchant Ships Called On To Aid Migrants In Mediterranean Feel The Strain

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Commercial ships have rescued tens of thousands of migrants trying to cross by boat to Europe from Africa and the Middle East. But the vessels and their crews aren't equipped to handle these missions.

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Morning Edition

Last Armenian Village In Turkey Keeps Silent About 1915 Slaughter

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Ottomans killed some 1.5 million Armenians a century ago, and many Armenians are talking about that terrible time as the centennial begins this week. But not the Armenians in one Turkish village.

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All Things Considered

More Than 800 Dead In Mediterranean Migrant Tragedy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Authorities have arrested two alleged smugglers who might be responsible for the deaths. Nearly 2,000 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year.

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All Things Considered

To Escape Military Service, Thousands Of Young Eritreans Flee To Europe

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Dan Connell, visiting researcher at the Boston University African Studies Center, about the large number of young people emigrating to Europe from Eritrea.

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Smuggler To Desperate Migrants: 'Now I Am Sending You To Your Death'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More migrants are leaving from chaotic Libya in a bid to reach Europe. The overcrowded boats are at risk of sinking, and some do. A Syrian man tells of the treacherous journey with his young son.

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The Takeaway

A Blind Eye No More: The West's Responsibility in The Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hundreds of migrants are dying while crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy. Many argue that the West is finally seeing the consequences of abandonment—and months of denial.

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Ex-Auschwitz Guard Says He Was 'Morally Complicit' In Atrocities

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In his opening statement to a court in Germany, Oskar Groening, 93, said the judges must decide on his "criminal liability." He has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder.

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Captain In Deadly Migrant Boat Sinking Charged With Manslaughter

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The captain and a crew member are among the boat's 28 survivors; the U.N. says more than 800 would-be migrants died after cramming themselves onto the 66-foot boat.

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All Things Considered

Mediterranean Migration Crisis Represents Scope Of Smuggling Business

Monday, April 20, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Leonard Doyle of the International Organization for Migration, which estimates that more than 21,000 migrants have made it to Europe since the beginning of the year.

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When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

Monday, April 20, 2015

Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows return to fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.

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All Things Considered

Trial Of Former Auschwitz Guard To Begin In Germany

Monday, April 20, 2015

The trial begins Tuesday of a 93-year-old man who is accused of committing war crimes while working at Auschwitz. There are doubts that he will live long enough for the trial to be completed.

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All Things Considered

European Leaders Address Migrant Crisis In Mediterranean

Monday, April 20, 2015

European leaders say they have come up with a plan in response to the flood of migrants crossing the Mediterranean sea from Africa. If the death toll is confirmed in the latest tragedy Sunday, as many as 1,800 people have died making the perilous crossing to Europe so far this year.

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FBI Chief's Comments Linking Poland To Holocaust Draw Angry Response

Monday, April 20, 2015

In a speech last week, James Comey appeared to suggest that Poles had been complicit in the Holocaust. Polish leaders, who have long recoiled at that assertion, demanded an apology.

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