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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.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.
 
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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.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

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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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Japan earthquake

Feb 2, 2013 — The U.S. Geological Survey reports the tremor's magnitude was 6.9 and was centered very deep in the earth.
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Aug 4, 2011 — Japan is firing three top nuclear energy officials, nearly five months after the country's Fukushima nuclear disaster. And Banri Kaieda, the industry minister in charge of energy policy, said that he will resign after he replaces the officials.
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Jul 19, 2011 — The Japanese government shut down all beef shipments coming out of Fukushima prefecture today, home to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. This comes more than a week after tests on meat from the region revealed high levels of radioactive cesium.
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Apr 11, 2011 — One month later: A look at memorials dedicated to the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami
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Mar 25, 2011 — Japan Prime Minister: nuclear situation is grave
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Mar 24, 2011 — NPR photographer David Gilkey spent the day photographing the city of Rikuzentakata — or what remains of it.
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Mar 23, 2011 — That's about the height of a typical six- or seven-story building.
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Mar 23, 2011 — Live blog Japan quake, tsunami and nuclear developments
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Mar 21, 2011 — Live blog on Japan disaster developments
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Mar 19, 2011 — Saturday's news on the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
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