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#654: When The Boats Arrive

9/30/2015
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In 1980, thousands of Cuban refugees suddenly arrived in Miami and started looking for work. On today's show: What happened next. And what it tells us about the migration crisis in Europe today.

Duration: 00:15:12


News Wrap: EU strikes agreement on migrant crisis aid

9/24/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: In other news, European leaders are promising new efforts to process thousands of refugees and migrants reaching Greece and Italy. The agreement early today also includes more than a billion dollars in aid for those still in refugee camps in the Middle East. Meanwhile, the crisis stoked new tensions along Serbias border with Croatia. Long lines of cargo trucks backed up as the rival nations cut off imports and blocked traffic in a war of...

Duration: 00:05:24


How Pope Francis’ bipartisan call resonated in Congress

9/24/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Pope Francis wrapped up his historic trip to Washington, D.C., today. And it started with an address to Congress, one that was notable for his call to action on economic, political and social issues. William Brangham begins our coverage. MAN: Mr. Speaker, the pope of the Holy See! (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) WILLIAM BRANGHAM: It was the first time those words have ever been heard in the United States Congress. Pope Francis entered to a standing...

Duration: 00:07:36


British Voters Closer Than Ever To Voting To Quit EU

9/24/2015
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Public opinion against the European Union is fueled by the region's debt and refugee crises and trade negotiations with the U.S. A referendum is planned for 2017, and many Britons say they want out.

Duration: 00:03:27


As migrants flood Greece, EU leaders debate mandatory quotas

9/23/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: More than 2,500 refugees arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos today, representing a sharp spike in arrivals on the island. In Brussels, European Union leaders held tense discussions. They are split on the continents response to the unfolding crisis. Hari Sreenivasan has more. HARI SREENIVASAN: Those tense discussions have centered on how many refugees will be resettled across the 28 countries of the European Union, and who will pay for them....

Duration: 00:04:26


Can Europe balance the migrant crisis with countries’ needs?

9/23/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: We take a closer look at Europes approach to the crisis with William Swing, director-general of the International Organization for Migration and former U.S. diplomat, and David OSullivan, the European Unions ambassador to Washington. Ambassador OSullivan, I want to start with you. Whats happening in Europe right now seems a tension between sovereignty and solidarity. You have got countries like Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and...

Duration: 00:07:10


News Wrap: Pope Francis arrives for U.S. visit

9/22/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Pope Francis is now in Washington, after arriving today to pomp, ceremony and cheering, chanting crowds. The start of his six-day stay followed four days in Cuba. William Brangham reports on the days events. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: The pope began his first-ever visit to the United States late this afternoon, flying into a military facility just outside Washington. President Obama, Vice President Biden and their families greeted Pope Francis on the...

Duration: 00:10:24


Volkswagen comes clean on emissions cheating

9/22/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The scandal, and the fallout, over Volkswagens cheating of emissions standards grew today. Just last week, the EPA alleged there was deceitful software in half-a-million cars. Today, Volkswagen raised that number significantly and tried to restore customer trust. Volkswagen revealed that as many as 11 million diesel-powered cars worldwide could be affected by software that was designed to cheat on emissions tests. Most of those cars are...

Duration: 00:07:06


Greek election gamble pays off for Tsipras

9/21/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: But, first, Greeces former prime minister returned to power this evening after his snap election gamble paid off. But as special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens, many in the cash-strapped country are more resigned than enthusiastic. MALCOLM BRABANT: The scale of Alexis Tsipras victory came as a surprise. Before the election, opinion polls had suggested a much tighter race between the conservative New Democracy opposition and...

Duration: 00:04:53


U.S. considers Russian intentions, involvement in Syria

9/21/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Now we return to the root of whats forced millions from their homes: the conflict in Syria. With multiple factions and common enemies in play, the war has become even more complicated, as Russia now steps up its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by moving additional military men and weaponry into Syria and expanding its base there. Meanwhile, Moscow is calling for greater coordination with the U.S. to fight a common enemy: the Islamic...

Duration: 00:06:38


The Global Environmental Crisis: Is There a Place for an Individual Response?

9/20/2015
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Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Center for the Study of Europe and titled "The Global Environmental Crisis: Is There a Place for an Individual Response?" Our speaker is Dr. Katia Vladimirova, visiting scholar at the Center.

Duration: 00:52:29


Polls close in Greece election, but more financial instability likely

9/20/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Greece has completed its third national vote this year. The former prime minister, who stepped down in August, after a dispute over austerity measures to handle Greeces debt crisis, appears to be back in power. NewsHour special correspondent Malcolm Brabant joins me now from Athens to discuss the results and ramifications. Malcolm, whats old is new again. MALCOLM BRABANT: Alexis Tsipras has just been out speaking, saying that he has now...

Duration: 00:03:29


News Wrap: Overwhelmed Croatia moves migrants to Hungary

9/18/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Wall Street worried away all of the weeks gains today, amid fears of slowing growth worldwide. The Federal Reserve had cited the state of the world economy yesterday when it opted not to raise interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 290 points today, to close back near 16380. The Nasdaq fell 66 points and the SP 500 slide 32. For the week, all three indexes lost a fraction of a percent. Confusion reigned across Southeastern...

Duration: 00:09:07


Elated to reach Greece, migrants face obstacles on the road ahead

9/18/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: There are many way stations on the long and hard march from the killing fields of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. Many of those perilous journeys stop over on the Greek islands off the Turkish coast. Tonight, special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from the Greek isle of Lesbos, where tens of thousands of refugees and migrants have landed on their uncertain voyage toward Europe. MALCOLM BRABANT: Just after dawn, and...

Duration: 00:04:40


Friday News Roundup – International

9/18/2015
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Secretary of State Kerry says the U.S. is ready to hold military-to-military talks with Russia about Syria. Croatia becomes the latest flash point in the European migrant crisis. And Mexico presses Egypt for a full investigation into the recent killing of tourists. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Duration: 00:47:28


News Wrap: Hungary border closed, migrants stream into Croatia

9/17/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: The word from the Federal Reserve today, interest rates arent going anywhere just yet. The announcement ended weeks of speculation, but Wall Street wasnt sure what to make of the news. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 65 points to close below 16675. The Nasdaq rose four points. And the SP 500 slipped five. We will hear some of what the Fed had to say, and examine its reasoning, right after the news summary. The flash point in the crisis...

Duration: 00:06:53


What it’s like to walk with the refugees and migrants

9/17/2015
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A migrant carries a child after crossing into Hungary from the border with Serbia near the village of Roszke on September 5, 2015. Photo by REUTERS/Marko Djurica Up from Syria, across Turkey and over the sea to Greece. Then Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary. Like a living organism, the flow of refugees from Syria plods and sweats its way north by northwest. When this massive body faces a barricade, it changes course, finding other, less resistant paths. When part of the border to Hungary was sealed...

News Wrap: Hungary arrests migrants under new laws

9/15/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: The many thousands on a desperate journey into Europes heartland hit the wall today, literally. A barrier fence sealed off the length of Hungarys southern frontier, the main land route for the migrants. James Mates of Independent Television News reports from the scene. JAMES MATES: Open, open, they cry, 2,000 or more refugees pressing against Hungarys newly fortified border with its southern neighbor, Serbia. There has been a human river flowing...

Duration: 00:08:36


Europe was ‘ill-prepared’ for refugee deluge, says German ambassador to the U.S.

9/15/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: German Chancellor Angela Merkel today called for an emergency summit next Tuesday to deal with the refugee and migrant crisis. The push comes one day after European ministers failed to reach a deal on resettlement quotas. Some of Germanys leaders have said the nation could receive one million people by the end of this year. For more on how the country and continent are dealing with the surge, Im joined by Germanys ambassador to the United States...

Duration: 00:08:27


Syrian Refugee Crisis: N.H. Reacts

9/15/2015
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As migrants from Syria and other countries pour into Europe, President Obama says the United States will take ten thousand. And so Americans are... Daily call-in program from NHPR. N.H. News, policy, politics.
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