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July 23, 2014 | NPR · The remains of passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight arrived in the Netherlands, on what has been a national day of mourning. Most of those killed in the jet that was brought down over Ukraine were Dutch. Robert Siegel talks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times, who is in the Netherlands.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
 
July 23, 2014 | NPR · An uncontacted Amazonian tribe has ended its isolation in Brazil. Fiona Watson, the field and research director for Survival International, explains why this tribal people left its village.
 

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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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Jun 6, 2013 — A new website offers a different perspective on the ruins of Spain's construction bubble. Called Nación Rotonda, or "Roundabout Nation," the site displays before-and-after aerial photos of Spanish towns, documenting how quickly half-built condos and urban sprawl have replaced open land in recent years.
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Mar 28, 2013 — Cypriots face tough restrictions on how much money they can withdraw. And the island nation's economy, which is based on financial services, faces the prospect of having to start over again.
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Mar 25, 2013 — The $13 billion bailout has some tough conditions. It is aimed at shoring up the island nation's banking sector and making sure its problems don't spread to other nations. But many Cypriots think their creditors have other intentions.
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Nov 27, 2012 — Leaders agreed on a plan to release some loan payments that Greece desperately needs, and to take steps that should help reduce that nation's debt.
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Jul 23, 2012 — Traders reacted to word that Europe's debt crisis may be deepening, China's economy may slow and some U.S. companies' earnings may be disappointing.
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Jul 13, 2012 — As heavily indebted European countries have seen their options dwindle, the ECB has flexed its muscle — and not always subtly.
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Jul 10, 2012 — The watchdog group says beatings are becoming all-too-common as some groups take out their frustrations on newcomers. Amnesty International has also recently released a report criticizing Greek police for excessive violence against migrants.
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Jun 29, 2012 — If the euro is to survive, the eurozone needs to be more like one country, and less like a bunch of different countries that happen to sit on the same continent.
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Jun 29, 2012 — At a summit in Brussels, leaders agreed to steps that were more bold than expected. A key part of the plan: Loans from a bailout fund will go directly to troubled banks in Spain. So the Spanish government won't pile up more debt.
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Jun 26, 2012 — Euro notes contain clues that suggest the common currency may not end well.
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