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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 21, 2014 | NPR · As the Israeli military expands its assault in the Gaza Strip, casualty numbers continue to grow. At last count, more than 550 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 25 Israeli soldiers have died. On Monday, an Israeli strike hit a hospital in central Gaza, killing people in the intensive care unit.
 
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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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Spain

Jul 12, 2014 — FC Barcelona — home to two of soccer's superstars, Messi and Neymar — has been indicted on tax fraud, a sign that the culture of impunity among Europe's top soccer clubs may be coming to an end.
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Jul 10, 2014 — Also: Police arrest a man in connection with an attack on author Colum McCann; Ted Scheinman asks his favorite writers what they do about writer's block.
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Jun 26, 2014 — Spain is weighing a plan to allow oil exploration near the party island of Ibiza. Opponents fear the move could threaten the environment and tourism, but finding oil could also be an economic boost.
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Jun 25, 2014 — The court decision is one of the last steps before a possible trial for Princess Cristina and her husband. They have denied wrongdoing and said they would appeal the latest ruling.
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Jun 19, 2014 — King Felipe becomes the new monarch at a time when the country faces major challenges: a wounded economy, demands for regional independence and dwindling support for the monarchy itself.
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Jun 18, 2014 — Spain, a tournament favorite, lost 2-0 to outsiders Chile in group play of the soccer tournament Wednesday. Chile now advances to the next stage, along with the Netherlands, who beat Australia 3-2.
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Jun 4, 2014 — The granddaughter of a taxi driver, Letizia Ortiz is an ex-TV anchor and a divorcee, and will be the first commoner ever to grace the Spanish throne. She's also more popular than her in-laws.
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Jun 2, 2014 — At a hastily called news conference Monday, it was announced that the 76-year-old king will step down. His 46-year-old son, Crown Prince Felipe, is expected to become king.
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May 13, 2014 — The case started when a Spanish man was irked that a 1998 notice about his home being repossessed was still online. Privacy advocates are welcoming a win for the "right to be forgotten."
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May 11, 2014 — The Rock of Gibraltar is on a peninsula attached to Spain. It's been sovereign British territory for 301 years, but many Spaniards still say it belongs to them.
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