Streams

 

 

Europe

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."

Comment

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

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

All Things Considered

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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. 

Comments [1]

Morning Edition

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.

Comment

All Things Considered

When Rates Turn Negative, Banks Pay Customers To Borrow

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

European interest rates are being pushed so low — to less than zero — that some banks are paying borrowers to take loans. Such low rates are aimed at boosting Europe's economy, but there are risks.

Comment

Tea Tuesdays: The Evolution Of Tea Sets From Ancient Legend To Modern Biometrics

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Legend has it that a Chinese emperor first discovered tea more than 4,700 years ago. As the culture surrounding tea has changed through the centuries, so, too, have the tools we use to drink it.

Comment

All Things Considered

Russia Bans Some Internet Memes That Mock Public Figures

Monday, April 13, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Kevin Rothrock, who wrote the article, "The Kremlin has declared war on memes" for Global Voices and Quartz.

Comment

All Things Considered

At 800 And Aging Well, The Magna Carta Is Still A Big Draw

Monday, April 13, 2015

Issued by an embattled King John in 1215, the document sometimes called England's greatest export is now on display at the British Library, where it's pulling in large crowds.

Comment

Sandwich Monday: Breakfast In A Tin

Monday, April 13, 2015

This week, we try a British delicacy: All Day Breakfast in a can. We may be using the word delicacy incorrectly.

Comment

A Far-Right Family Feud In France Appears To Claim Movement's Icon

Monday, April 13, 2015

National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen won't run in the upcoming regional elections after his daughter and political successor criticized his remarks about gas chambers being a "detail" of history.

Comment