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Latest Mediterranean Incident Highlights Italy's Migrant Crisis

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Italian police detained 15 Muslim migrants this week, accused of throwing 12 Christians off a smuggling vessel in the Mediterranean because of their faith.

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As Greeks And Germans Negotiate Debt, Reparations Issues Resurface

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Greece says Germany owes it billions of dollars for its World War II occupation by the Nazis. The German government says it has already paid, but some Germans feel more should be done.

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'Orhan's Inheritance' Is The Weight Of History

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Aline Ohanesian's debut novel attempts to make sense of the events of 100 years ago, when the Ottoman Empire began forcing Armenians out of their homes in Turkey, leaving more than a million dead.

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From Losers To Possible Kingmakers, A Scottish Party Comes Back Strong

Saturday, April 18, 2015

No party is expected to win a majority in the upcoming U.K. elections. That means the Scottish National Party, after losing a vote on independence last year, could determine the country's next leader.

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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

Friday, April 17, 2015

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."

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Former IMF Head Rato Is Arrested Over Tax Fraud Allegations In Spain

Friday, April 17, 2015

An influential figure in Spanish banking and politics, Rodrigo Rato was the predecessor of Dominique Strauss-Khan, who has also had extensive legal troubles.

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Morning Edition

Greece's Economy Remains Embroiled In Turmoil

Friday, April 17, 2015

David Greene talks to David Wessel about whether Greece will receive more loans in exchange for promises to overhaul its economy. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution

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Morning Edition

Vatican Ends Battle With U.S. Nuns

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Vatican took over the Leadership Conference of Women Religious three years ago claiming the group undermined Catholic teaching while promoting "certain radical feminist themes."

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All Things Considered

Muslim Migrants Threw Christians Overboard, Italian Police Say

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tens of thousands of people are trying to flee Africa by boarding rickety and often overcrowded boats for the journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Many ships capsize or are abandoned by smugglers, and hundreds have already died en route. More than 10,000 people were rescued this week alone.

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The Fences Where Spain And Africa Meet

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spain has two tiny enclaves in North Africa, separated from Morocco by fences. Both of them are hugely tempting targets for migrants from across Africa who are desperate to reach Europe.

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In Posthumous Riposte, Editor Of 'Charlie Hebdo' Targets 'Islamophobia'

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Stephane Charbonnier, who was killed in the Jan. 7 attack on the French satirical magazine, says the term Islamophobia protects Islam more than it does Muslims — and plays into the hands of racists.

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Putin Defends Missile Deal With Iran, Says No Russian Troops In Ukraine

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Russian president's comments were part of a four-hour-long call-in TV show that has become an annual tradition. He also criticized the West for its treatment of Moscow.

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Pro-Russia Journalist Shot Dead In Ukraine

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Oles Buzyna was gunned down in broad daylight in Kiev, one day after a former pro-Russia lawmaker was found dead there. The Ukrainian government is calling for a quick and transparent investigation.

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Vatican Ends Scrutiny Of U.S. Nuns

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It's an abrupt conclusion to a five-year doctrinal overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the main umbrella group for nuns in the U.S., that began in 2012.

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Morning Edition

Ex-ABBA Member Capitalizes On 'Mamma Mia!' Franchise

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bjorn Ulvaeus is gonna take a chance on a restaurant in Stockholm. He wants to serve Greek food, and dish up live performances set to an ABBA soundtrack. Audience participation encouraged.

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Morning Edition

Hope Builds For Islanders Displaced In Shameful Chapter Of U.K. History

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Britain forced thousands off Diego Garcia, a remote Indian Ocean island, in the '70s to make way for a U.S. military base. For 40 years residents have fought to return. Now they have a growing chance.

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All Things Considered

Hundreds Of African Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Capsizes In Mediterranean

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Up to 400 migrants are missing and feared dead after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday. Tens of thousands of migrants have attempted the hazardous journey from Africa to Europe and around 500 have died so far this year.

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European Union Charges Google With Antitrust Violations

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

After a nearly five year investigation, European Union officials on Wednesday charged Google with antitrust violations and opened an investigation into its Android operating system.

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The Takeaway

E.U. Regulators File Charges Against Google

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Is Google really good at maps, search, video and aggregation? Or are they a monopoly destroying competitors? The E.U. says the tech giant is monopolistic. 

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European Union Accuses Google Of Abusing Its Market Dominance

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The European Union has been looking into whether Google favors its own products in online searches. EU officials have filed a complaint against Google. The tech giant has not yet formally responded.

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