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Locals Fear Venice Becoming 'A Big Shopping Center'

As Italy tries to fight its way out of recession, local governments are looking for creative way to raise revenue. Venice is allowing Benetton to put the city's first shopping mall right on the Grand Canal. Citizens are up in arms, but officials say deals like these keep the lagoon city afloat.
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Pro-Bailout Party Leads Greek Vote

The conservative New Democracy party has finished first in the Greek election, boosting the prospects that the country will remain in the eurozone. The radical left Syriza party, which wants Greece to ignore its international commitments, finished second.
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Close Race In Egyptian Candidates' Birthplace

Egyptians are voting on the second and last day of the presidential runoff to choose ousted President Hosni Mubarak's successor. One region where the vote is expected to be particularly tight is in Egypt's Nile Delta, north of Cairo.
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Forecast For G-20: No Big Solutions

Leaders of the world's biggest economies gather in Mexico this week for a two-day summit. Much of the attention will be on Europe. Economic troubles in the eurozone remain the biggest threat to the global economy, though not the only one. Host Rachel Martin discusses the gathering with NPR's Scott Horsley.
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France's New Leader Negotiates To Keep Promises

The Socialists are poised to win a majority in the French parliament. There are high expectations for the new president, Francois Hollande, in both France and Europe. He may soon have carte blanche to implement his policies, but it won't be easy.
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Eyes On Greece In Elections Redo

Europe and global financial markets are watching Greece, where voters go to the polls in a rerun of the May elections that created a political stalemate. The vote could affect whether the debt-burdened country stays in the eurozone or if it becomes the first member country to leave it. Host Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Sylvia Poggioli.

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