Poland is part of the EU but hasn't yet adopted the euro single currency. An economic success story during rough times, Poland's economy grew an average of nearly 4 percent annually since 2008. But now there is concern that the crisis in the eurozone may threaten the country's post-communist run of prosperity.
The London Olympics are over but there is a remarkable statistic left behind. If American women had competed as their own country, they would have tied for third in the gold medal count, and finished fifth in total medals.
It's a moment of pride and glory when athletes hear their country's national anthem ringing out at the medal ceremonies of the Olympic Games. Host Guy Raz talks to freelance journalist Alex Marshall, whose writing a book on the history of national anthems, about some of the patriotic tunes.
The U.S. men's basketball team defended its Olympic title today as the London Summer Games draw to a close, and there was plenty of drama elsewhere on the final game of the competition. NPR's Tom Goldman tells host about Guy Raz the greatest moments and those that were a little embarrassing.
The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi ordered the retirement of Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi and Chief of Staff Gen. Sami Annan. It's seen as the boldest move he's made since assuming the nation's top job.
Kenya's winning marathoners mainly fill up on high-carb vegetarian dishes like ugali, a cornmeal mush, and githeri, boiled corn and kidney beans. It's a bland diet, but it seems to help them excel at middle- and long-distance running.
NPR's Eleanor Beardsley brings us a postcard from pricey Norway where a glass wine at dinner cost her the equivalent of $30. Norwegians have one of the highest living standards in the world and live in a society protected by oil and gas reserves. Life is nice for Norwegians, but tourist beware.
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