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German Chancellor Proposes A Europe-Only Network

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed a European communications network that would contain online communications within that continent. David Meyer, senior writer at GigaOM, tells Audie Cornish about the source of this idea and whether or not it's feasible.

Canadian Athletes Pumped To Show The Fitter Side Of Curling

The men's team is stacked, built — whatever you call it, their biceps are busting out of their shirt sleeves. And it's not just the Canadians; the world's elite curlers are extremely fit.

Deadly Day Breaks Peace In Kiev

Ukraine saw a revival of unrest on Tuesday. After some days of relative calm, clashes between protesters and government forces reportedly began again, with demonstrators chanting "shame" and hurling Molotov cocktails at riot police. It remains unclear how many people were killed in the protests. Robert Siegel speaks with journalist David Stern, who is in Kiev, Ukraine, for more on the renewed protests as they happen.

Between Cartels And Militias, Mexican State Hangs In The Balance

President Obama will be in Mexico on Wednesday to talk about trade and commerce. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has made the economy the cornerstone of his administration's agenda, but security is still a major problem in parts of the country. Nowhere are the challenges more daunting than in the western state of Michoacan, where civilian militias have been fighting a ruthless drug cartel and federal forces have moved in to try to restore calm.

For U.S. And Mexico, North American Summit Presents Opportunity

On the eve of President Obama's visit to Mexico, Robert Siegel speaks with Arturo Sarukhan, former Mexican ambassador to the United States. They discuss the security situation in Mexico, the prospects for immigration reform and the trade agreements shared by the two countries.

4 Dead In Thai Protests; Prime Minister Faces Charges In Rice Deal

The dead included one policeman and three civilians. Protesters want Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down.

Anti-Government Protests In Ukraine Turn Deadly

Police attacked an opposition camp that's been the center of the massive anti-government protests that began last November. In fighting Tuesday, at least 18 people were killed and dozens injured. Police said the dead included six officers; seven protesters were also killed.
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U.S. Diplomatic Ties To Ethiopia

In the Horn of Africa, solid U.S.-Ethiopia relations have been one constant in a region often beset by turmoil. We talk with current and former U.S. ambassadors to Ethiopia about the deep ties to the U.S., and where the two countries sometimes agree to disagree.


Is Egypt Cracking Down On Freedom Of Press?

Reporters in Egypt are facing terrorism charges, but they say they were just doing their job. Host Michel Martin speaks with Sherif Mansour of the Committee to Protect Journalists and NPR's Leila Fadel about press freedom in Egypt, and other parts of the world.

For U.S. Ambassador, Ties To Prague That Transcend Diplomacy

Ambassador Norm Eisen has a deeply personal connection to the Czech Republic. His mother was born there, seized by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz, which she survived. His official residence is a former palace the Nazis commandeered during World War II and which still bears their stamp. Literally.