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London's Dominance Becomes A British Election Issue

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

London completely dominates the political, cultural and economic life of the U.K. to an extent rarely seen elsewhere. That imbalance has been an issue in the run-up to Thursday's election.

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A Novel Dutch Lawsuit Demands Government Cut Carbon Emissions

Monday, May 04, 2015

An environmental group is behind the class-action suit that says the government is not doing enough to protect citizens. A ruling in the closely watched case is expected next month.

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Ex-Gitmo Detainees In Uruguay Protest At U.S. Embassy

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The men, resettled there after years in detention, say they aren't getting enough assistance. Camped outside the U.S. Embassy, they are seeking housing and other help reintegrating into society.

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Saudi King Salman Reshuffles Line Of Succession

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Saudi Arabia's King Salman shook up the monarchy on Wednesday. According to a royal decree, the king's nephew takes over as crown prince, and the king's young son becomes deputy crown prince.

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Wounded Nepalis Stream Into Kathmandu, Overwhelming Hospitals

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tens of thousands of victims have descended on Nepal's capital from remote, hard-hit mountainside villages that have seen little assistance. Already-strained hospitals are stretched even thinner.

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Measuring Earthquakes With More Than Just One Scale

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Earthquakes seem to be at their cruelest when striking developing nations like Nepal. A research center has tried to calculate how vulnerable nations are based on their resources and coping skills.

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The Past Haunts The Present For Japan's Shinzo Abe

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

As Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to strengthen ties with America, he's facing tense times in his own neighborhood, mainly because of his views on World War II.

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For Europe-Bound Migrants, Desperation Outweighs Risks

Monday, April 27, 2015

At a charity center in Sicily, survivors of the dangerous sea crossings from Libya to Italy face legal and economic limbo and a frosty welcome. But it's still better than the places they fled.

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Flood Of Desperate Refugees Tests Spaniards' Tolerance

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Arab and African migrants are landing on Spain's coast in a region with a 34 percent unemployment. That's created friction and prompted a debate about how best to help them.

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Turks And Armenians Prepare For Dueling Anniversaries On Friday

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Turkey has moved up a major military celebration by a day this year. Critics say it's a clunky attempt to overshadow the 1915 slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

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They Speak Hebrew And Keep Kosher: The Left-Behind Ethiopian Jews

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Two years ago, Israel ended with great fanfare a program that brought tens of thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. But many are in limbo, separated from family, the result of stricter religious law.

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A Year After Ferry Disaster, South Koreans Await Answers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The root causes of the accident that killed 304 people are still unclear, and parents of the victims are embroiled in a political tug of war.

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Plagued By Smog, Krakow Struggles To Break Its Coal-Burning Habit

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Russian gas is expensive, so many Poles still rely on coal. Krakow is one of the most polluted cities in the EU's most polluted country. All that coal is akin to "smoking 2,000 cigarettes per year."

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A Forgotten Generation: Half Of South Korea's Elderly Live In Poverty

Friday, April 10, 2015

In a country known for its tech advances and rapid economic rise, the generation responsible for the growth isn't faring so well. Half of South Korea's seniors live below the poverty line.

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The 33 Venezuelan Mayors Who Face Charges (And Oppose The President)

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

President Nicolas Maduro's government hasn't solved food shortages or ended high inflation. It's been more effective in cracking down on the opposition, filing legal charges against many mayors.

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Can Obama Turn Pariahs Into Partners?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The president's tenure has been marked by outreach to nations that previous U.S. presidents, Republican and Democrat alike, ostracized for decades. It may take years to see if this approach succeeds.

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The Iranian Nuclear Talks: It Isn't Just About The Nukes

Thursday, April 02, 2015

President Obama has sought a less hostile relationship with Iran. The nuclear framework agreement points to the possibility of broader cooperation that could reorder the Middle East.

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Nigeria's New President: From Military Ruler To 'Newborn Democrat'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

For the first time, an opposition challenger has defeated a sitting president at the ballot box. A peaceful transfer of power from one elected leader to another would be another first for Nigeria.

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A Fraying Promise: Exploring Race And Inequality In Havana

Thursday, March 26, 2015

One of the revolution's core promises was an egalitarian society. But as Cuba opens up, one of the unintended consequences may be more inequality.

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Couple Spends Millions To Save Migrants In The Mediterranean

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

With record numbers fleeing the Middle East and Africa in overcrowded boats, the Catrambone family is conducting private rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.

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