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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
 
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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Thistle and Shamrock

Jul 16, 2014 — Circumnavigate the world of Celtic music with an Afro-Balkan-Latin-Urban-Country-Celtic fusion hour.
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Jul 9, 2014 — Mary Ann Kennedy joins Fiona Ritchie to discuss her family's album and book project, titled Fonn.
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Jul 2, 2014 — This week, host Fiona Ritchie takes on big sounds created by unusual combinations of instruments. Hear music by Skolvan, Coolfin and others.
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Jun 27, 2014 — Hear Fiona Ritchie's refreshing, hand-picked mix for the beginning of summer. Sounds from rising artists are played alongside old favorites to accompany the beginning of the sunny season.
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Jun 18, 2014 — The long-held traditions of traveling artists shine through in the work of many contemporary musicians. This week's episode features Christy Moore, Ossian and Karine Polwart.
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Jun 11, 2014 — Poetry tells the story this week, with an assortment of tunes inspired by poets' lives and works.
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Jun 6, 2014 — It took centuries for a ballad like "Barbara Allen" to work its way through the British Isles and across the Atlantic. Now the music flows freely back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean.
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May 29, 2014 — What would the Norsemen raiders who occupied northern Scotland and eastern England have made of our haul of Nordic music?
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May 21, 2014 — Rivers run through many of our well-loved and best-known landscapes. Music, old and new, celebrates our rivers as sources of life and of timeless inspirations to song-makers.
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May 21, 2014 — Hear new tracks from recent albums by artists who work to expand the reach of music from Celtic roots on both sides of the Atlantic.
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