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German Fears About U.S. Spying Could Hurt Trade Deal

In a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, Germans overwhelmingly said they prefer EU data privacy standards to those of the U.S.
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What's A Breath Of Fresh Air Worth? In China, About $860

A Beijing artist who collected a jar of air from Provence, France, sold it at auction "to question China's foul air and express dissatisfaction."
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God Save The Queen — And Donetsk, Too?

The eastern Ukrainian city is caught in a tug of war between Kiev and Moscow. A tongue-in-cheek campaign is presenting a third option: annexation by Britain. After all, a Welshman founded it in 1884
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Promise Of Jobs Lures Construction Onto Famous Spanish Beach

Valdevaqueros is one of Spain's last unspoiled beaches, but it's slated to disappear soon under a wave of development. The development promises to create jobs, but is more construction what Spain needs now?
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As Refugees Stream In, Lebanon Copes With Human Flood Tide

At least a million Syrian refugees are now in Lebanon. The influx is straining the balance in the fragile country of only four million people.
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Egyptian Journalist Trial Is Long On Jail Time — But Short On Proof

Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Leila Fadel in Cairo about the ongoing trial of Al-Jazeera journalists. The journalists have now been in jail for more than 100 days.
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Out Of Delhi, A Potential Sea Change For India Election

Thursday's a milestone day in India's long election, as 11 states and territories vote on seats in the lower house of parliament. The ruling Congress Party is suffering under anti-incumbent sentiment.
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How Rwanda's Only Ice Cream Shop Challenges Cultural Taboos

Rwanda is a hot country, and people love dairy products. But the culture discourages public displays of need, including hunger. The women running the lone ice cream shop are trying to change that.
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What A Ban On Taxi Apps In Shanghai Says About China's Economy

The smartphone apps let people summon cabs and negotiate prices directly with drivers. Officials say they benefit the young and the rich. But they're also a free-market challenge to state control.
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How Bad Is Brazil's Crime? Watch This Mugging On Live TV

A television network was conducting a live interview with a woman about Rio's rampant street crime when a robber brazenly ripped a gold chain from the woman's neck.

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