Debt-burdened Greeks go to the polls Sunday to choose between an establishment party, and continuing harsh austerity measures, or a leftist party that vows to replace the current bailout deal. Regardless of which party wins, Greeks know they face years of hardship in a rapidly unraveling society.
The Chauvet prehistoric cave paintings in France have always glimmered with a mystery. An article in the June issue of Antiquity suggests that the paintings, dating back 30,000 years, may amount to the first animated cartoons.
Austerity measures in Greece have touched the journalists who would normally be covering Sunday's election. Thousands have lost their jobs. In any case, many Greeks feel the mainstream media are biased in favor of the bailout terms. They're now getting their news from alternative citizen-run stations.
China is expected to launch its first manned mission to dock at an orbiting space laboratory Saturday. Host Scott Simon talks with Dean Cheng, a research fellow with the Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center.
The Yemeni government backed by U.S. advisers say they are pushing out al-Qaida and allied groups in southern Yemen. In one town, the streets are deserted and the buildings are riddled with bullets. In another, residents who sympathize with the militants say they are simply awaiting their return.
Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Syriza party, was an obscure politician whose squabbling leftist coalition was best known for encouraging sit-ins and anti-austerity demonstrations. But after coming in second place in the May Greek elections, pollsters say his party could win Sunday's revote.
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