Collapsing to the ground, Roger Federer rolled right back up with a look of joy as he took in his seventh Wimbledon title on Sunday. He beat out Britain's Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 in a match that electrified fans and came this close to giving the UK its first Wimbledon men's singles title since 1936.
Libyans voted Saturday in their first post-revolutionary parliamentary elections. Candidates from more than 140 parties are contesting the vote. Guest host David Greene talks with Fred Wehrey, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, for more on how the transition to democracy is already running into trouble.
The world's youngest nation, South Sudan, marks its first year of independence Monday, after emerging from 60 years of civil war and seceding from its northern neighbor. Guest host David Greene talks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the challenges the country faces.
The stage is set for an exciting men's finals at Wimbledon, where the resurgent veteran Roger Federer faces the native son Andy Murray. Murray is Britain's first finals competitor since 1938. Guest host David Greene gets updates from NPR's Philip Reeves.
Preserving historical sites in the Holy Land isn't just about tourism. For Israelis, biblical sites help justify why their country exists. Now Palestinians are seeking UN recognition by claiming some of the same places as part of their own history, and Israel is calling the effort an attempt to exploit those sites for political gain.
Decades of war, migration and chaotic sprawl have turned the Afghan capital into a barely functioning dust bowl. The city's tired infrastructure is crumbling; water, sewers and electricity are in short supply. Life in Kabul goes on, but the city seems to be nearing its breaking point.
A scandal introduced many to LIBOR this week, key interest rates used to regulate everything from credit cards to student loans in the global economy. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz and guests explain just how big the LIBOR scandal could get and why we here in the U.S. should care.
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