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Though Usually Stoic, Merkel Shows Growing Ire With Russia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has attacked Russian actions in Ukraine, telling the German parliament that it will take long-term sanctions and perseverance to end the crisis there.
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Argentines March On Presidential Palace To Protest Inflation

Their wages have been battered by sky-high inflation. But this comes at a time when the government is in a battle with U.S. hedge funds over defaulted debt.
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Why American Honey Importers Are Wary Of 'Turkish' Honey

American honey importers say they've noticed an odd surge in cheap honey from Turkey. They think some of that honey really came from China, which is subject to U.S. trade restrictions.
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Former CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Charged With Sexual Assault

The charges against the former radio host carry sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison. Ghomeshi was publicly accused of violently assaulting women during sexual encounters.
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A Warning For Latin America's Faltering Economies: 'Innovate Or Die'

Latin economies thrived when prices for raw commodities soared. But with those prices down sharply, the region is hurting due to a lack of high-tech and other cutting-edge industries.
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Hissing And Sighing: The Lament Of Sex Workers In Sierra Leone

Ebola has made it harder for the prostitutes who issue a come-hither "hiss" along Lumley Beach. Customers are hard to find, pay is down, and, like everyone, the women are scared of the deadly virus.
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A Somali Aid Worker Would Rather Give Out Cash Than Free Food

Degan Ali, a Somali humanitarian, tells us about her organization's efforts to fight famine in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan.
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Why Fed Officials Are Concerned About Too Little Inflation

The U.S., Europe and Japan are seeing prices and wages rise more slowly than the 2 percent target that their central banks have set. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.
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Tax Fraud Case In Spain Lingers Against Barcelona Soccer Star

One of the world's most famous soccer players, Lionel Messi, has broken 2 of the game's greatest records in less than a week. But his future in Spain is clouded by a tax fraud case against him.
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Hong Kong Police Arrest Protest Leaders, More Than 100 Others

Authorities cleared a major pro-democracy protest camp in a blue-collar neighborhood Wednesday. The months of fruitless demonstrating have disheartened many protesters, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

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