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July 28, 2014 | NPR · Argentina says it cannot pay certain debts and will fall into default by July 31 if it can't come to an agreement with creditors. This would be Argentina's second default in 13 years.
 
July 28, 2014 | NPR · Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent — more than double the continent's average. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many Spanish 20-somethings — dubbed the "lost generation" — will have missed a decade or more of work.
 
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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.
 
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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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iran elections

Jun 15, 2013 — The interior minister announced Saturday that reformist-backed candidate Hasan Rowhani, a former nuclear negotiator, had won the election.
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Jun 14, 2013 — Six candidates vie to replace the combative president, all but one of whom are hard-liners favored by the country's ruling Islamic clerics.
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May 20, 2013 — What do you do when you can't openly wage a campaign for the presidency? Some Iranians inside and outside the country have turned to the heroine of an online graphic novel who has embarked on a virtual campaign.
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Feb 28, 2011 — Iran has arrested two former presidential challengers who helped to spark demonstrations against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after losing a disputed election in 2009, according to reports.
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Feb 17, 2011 — Bahrain protests; Libya protests; no Iranian warships in Suez Canal; controversial anti-union law passes Wisconsin state house
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Jun 11, 2010 — The United Nations has leveled new sanctions on Iran, hoping to stem the country's production of nuclear fuel. But how exactly do sanctions work and could they work? Human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar offers an explanation.
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Jun 22, 2009 — We are still watching the situation in Tehran, as you might imagine. The degree of difficulty has now ratcheted up as the ruling authorities now blame foreign media for fomenting the discord.
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