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In Egypt, Ousted President's Appearance Brings Fresh Clashes

Protests in Egypt continued this week following ousted president Mohamed Morsi's appearance in court, the first time he's been seen in public since the July 3 military coup that toppled his democratically elected government. NPR Cairo correspondent Leila Fadel speaks with host Arun Rath about Egypt's prospects for getting back on a path to democracy.

Edward Snowden's NSA Revelations Keep Coming

Since June, documents leaked by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have produced revelation upon revelation about the nation's top-secret intelligence gathering operations. The latest information, about U.S. spying on foreign leaders, has angered even some dependable U.S. allies. New York Times national security reporter Scott Shane, and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., a senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, discuss the latest Snowden-related leaks.

Stash Of Nazi-Looted Art Is Discovered

This week, a German magazine broke the story of a billion dollars worth of art that was found in a Munich apartment. It's the largest discovery ever of Nazi-looted artwork. Guest host Don Gonyea talks with Alexander Forbes from the website about the discovery.

Bearing Witness To Nazis' Life-Shattering Kristallnacht

On Nov. 9, 1938, the Nazis burned down synagogues, destroyed Jewish businesses and arrested more than 26,000 Jews. Germans and Jews alike are still grappling with the legacy, 75 years later. Margot Friedlander is one survivor, who has returned to Berlin after decades of exile.

Survey Finds Anti-Semitism 'On The Rise' In Europe

Nearly half of those surveyed in Hungary and France said they had considered emigrating over safety concerns.

Bolivian Skull Ceremony Blends Ancient Rite With Catholicism

The skulls, often collected from abandoned cemeteries, are blessed at chapel each year and revered as objects of devotion.
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Ivan Klima: "My Crazy Century"

Ivan Klima occupies a vaunted spot on the roster of great modern Czech writers. We sit down with Klima to explore his life, his literature and the lessons he’s learned.


France Rethinks The Sanctity Of Its Day Of Rest

For more than a century, French law has allowed stores to open on Sundays only under specific conditions. It also tightly controls other types of Sunday work. Several stores are now challenging that ban, as people question the tradition amid a languishing economy and a 24/7 world.

Iran Nuclear Talks Bring Top Diplomats, But Still No Deal

After a flurry of high-level diplomatic activity in Geneva Friday, Iran and six world powers continued to work on an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing of some economic sanctions. The arrival of Secretary of State John Kerry and three EU foreign ministers added diplomatic heft — but not speed — to the proceedings.

Iran Nuclear Deal Seems Close, But What Might It Look Like?

Melissa Block talks with Dennis Ross, a counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, about negotiations over Iran's nuclear program taking place in Geneva and what an agreement would likely look like.