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Europe Fails To Stimulate Growth In 2012

Europe spent much of this year trying to hold its common currency pact together. Greece, Spain, Italy and other countries flirted with disaster as interest rates spiked, forcing the debtor nations to accept austerity programs. The turmoil was bad enough to push much of the eurozone into recession.
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A Swell Of Elections In Post-Arab Spring Middle East

Two years after the Arab Spring changed the political landscape in Middle East, the region realized this year that the second stage of the pivotal uprisings is more difficult than the euphoric first. Host Jacki Lyden talks to Robin Wright, a joint fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center, about the important events in 2013 expected to shape the future of the Middle East.
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Brewing Tension, Perhaps More Human Rights In Asia

James Fallows of The Atlantic, breaks down the controversy as he joins host Jacki Lyden for a look ahead at Asia 2013. He looks at economic friction between China and the U.S., human rights and the China-Japan dispute over islands in the East China Sea.
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Egyptian President Continues Bold Moves Amid Public Scrutiny

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer has the latest from Egypt as President Mohammed Morsi has plans for a cabinet reshuffle in Cairo next week.
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An Angry India Wants Justice For Rape Victim

As demonstrations continued through the weekend over the death of a young woman who was allegedly gang raped in New Delhi this month by six men in a moving bus, the police said the accused are expected to be formally charged this week with murder.
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Street Signs Intended To Give Pakistani City New Direction

In one of Pakistan's oldest cities, Lahore, street signs are rare, and people constantly ask for directions. Two young entrepreneurs are hoping to change that with a project to make street signs commonplace.

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