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Despite Uncertainty, Greeks Show Pride In Rejecting...07/06/15
Greeks in Athens react to the resounding no vote on a bailout plan. Many are proud to have poked Europe in the eye after years of austerity, but the banks remain closed, hurting many local businesses.
Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One...
If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
Fuel Is Crucial In The Battle Over Syria
The power map inside Syria is being redrawn, and one resource that's affecting these internal borders is fuel and oil. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to correspondent Deborah Amos.
Debt Crisis Puts The Squeeze On Greece's Banks
The country's banks could hardly be in a more precarious position. The European Central Bank has stopped lending Greece money and a referendum Sunday could spell the country's exit from the eurozone.
In Data Breach, Reluctance To Point The Finger At China
Personal data of at least 18 million federal workers may have been accessed via the OPM computer system. Some officials quietly blame China; others want to avoid upsetting this major trade partner.
Who's Behind A String Of Bombings In Ukraine's Black Sea...
Local journalists and volunteers in Odessa are working to make sense of dozens of recent bombings — and prevent future attacks. They say that Russians have infiltrated the security services.
Single Mom Leads Double Life On The Streets Of Shanghai
NPR's Frank Langfitt is offering free rides around Shanghai in exchange for stories about one of the world's most dynamic cities. In his latest installment, he meets a woman whose work surprises him.
Greeks Brace For The Fallout As Deadline Looms
Greeks have lurched from one crisis to another in recent years and have learned to cope with uncertainty. Still, many are worried about what could happen when Greece misses a payment Tuesday.
A Muslim-Jewish Love Story On Egyptian TV Sends Sparks...
The soap opera features an Egyptian Muslim army officer in love with an Egyptian Jewish woman. It's airing daily during Ramadan and is proving both popular and controversial.
For Poland's Gay Community, A Shift In Public Attitudes,...
Poland does not allow gay marriage or same-sex unions, and is unlikely to amend these laws anytime soon. But the city of Gdansk elected an openly gay mayor and has hosted its first gay pride march.
The Reason Cervantes Asked To Be Buried Under A Convent
Tests have confirmed the bones under a Madrid convent belong to Spain's most famous writer. He wished to be buried there because the nuns raised money and paid a ransom when he was captive in Africa.
Iraqi Soldiers, Generals Shift The Blame For Battlefield...
A soldier blames poor leadership for the recent loss of Ramadi. A pair of generals blame everything from corruption to a lack of training and weapons. Will this ever be an effective fighting force?
Russia And The West Play Tug Of War; Serbia Feels Caught...
Serbia has long had close ties to Russia. But as with other Slavic countries, it's also looking to develop ties with Western Europe. It's a tough balance to strike these days.
Snapshot Sleuthing Confirms Russian Military Presence In...
Like young adults everywhere, soldiers in the Russian military are fond of documenting their doings via social media. One journalist traced a soldier's presence in Ukraine through his photos online.
At Waterloo Re-Enactment, History So Real You Can Taste It
He may have lost, but Napoleon still holds a fascination for thousands of re-enactors who came to Belgium this week to eat, sleep and wage mock war in the manner of the 1815 battle of Waterloo.
Why Ebola Won't Go Away In West Africa
Over the past few months, case tallies have dipped toward zero, only to bounce back up. Health officials worry the outbreak could never end if people keep hiding cases and dead bodies.
In The West Bank, Facebook Posts Can Get You Arrested, Or...
A Palestinian man in Ramallah faces charges of insulting officials — based on his Facebook comments. This case and others point to the limits to free speech under the Palestinian Authority.
In Combustible, Muslim Karachi, A Christian Erects A...
Parvez Henry Gill says the cross is intended as a "symbol of peace." But in a city where sectarian violence is common, the cross could become a target. Gill acknowledges that death threats are common.
Of 4 Million Syrian Refugees, The U.S. Has Taken Fewer...
The U.S has sent humanitarian aid to help Syrian civilians, but only a small number of refugees have been allowed into America. Now the U.S. says it will increase the number of those admitted.
Zimbabwe To Street Vendors: Pack Up, Clean Up, Ship Out!
The government says thousands of vendors must pack up their wares, move off the streets and pay rent to sell from designated zones. The vendors say: How will we be able to earn a living?
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