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Blind Chinese Activist Reported Under U.S. Protection

A blind legal activist who fled house arrest in his Chinese village is under the protection of American officials, overseas activists said Saturday, putting the U.S. in a difficult position days ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Political Tensions Mount Between Sudans

Hostilities have grown increasingly violent between Sudan and South Sudan over border issues and oil wealth. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the latest on the conflict.

Europe's Crisis May Put Politicians Out Of Work

Host Scott Simon talks with CEO and Foreign Policy Editor-at-Large David Rothkopf about Europe's financial crisis and how the new leaders who started the austerity plans are now in danger of being booted.

Immigrant Sweeps In Greece Spark Protests

The Greek government is cracking down on undocumented migrants ahead of next weekend's elections. This week, it said it would forcibly evict those migrants living in overcrowded apartment blocks, calling them "dangerous to public health." But, as NPR's Joanna Kakissis reports, immigrant groups say it's a xenophobic ploy to get votes ahead of the May 6 elections.

In His Own Country, Charles Taylor Still Has Support

The former Liberian president was convicted of aiding and abetting war crimes in Sierra Leone this week. More than 50,000 people were killed during the 11-year conflict, and in Sierra Leone, the verdict was celebrated. But in Liberia's capital, many believe he has been used as a scapegoat for another country's war.