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China's Government Tries To Stabilize Its Financial Markets

David Greene talks to Simon Rabinovitch, the Asia economics editor, for The Economist about China's slowing economy, the global impact and what the government is trying to do.
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Boat Trip Between Bodrum And Kos Is Markedly Different For Tourists, Refugees

It's only a few miles between the Turkish resort town of Bodrum and the Greek island of Kos. For thousands of refugees from the Middle East and Africa, that crossing is a life-defining event.
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Syrian Rockers, Fleeing War, Find Safety And New Fans In Beirut

Members of a Syrian indie rock band escaped their country's bloodshed and have become a mainstay of Beirut's music scene. "In spite of all the deaths," the band sings, "you are still alive."
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Chinese Media, Residents Continue To Question Cause Of Tianjin Explosions

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Xiao Qiang, editor in chief of the China Digital Times, about the role traditional and social media play in relaying information in China.
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Germany's Big Port Eager For U.S.-EU Trade Deal, But Some Are Skeptical

In Hamburg, home to one of Europe's busiest ports, support for trade is fervent. But many Germans have their doubts about a proposed trans-Atlantic agreement that is expected next year.
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Stop The Foreign Music! African Pop Stars Ask For Government Help

Musicians in Kenya want a law forcing radio stations to play 70 percent local music. Nigeria and South Africa have similar rules. But this kind of protectionism could backfire.
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How The Devaluation Of The Yuan Could Have Long-Lasting Effects In Africa

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Deborah Brautigam, director of the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University, about the relationship between the Chinese and African economies.
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Bombing At Hindu Temple In Bangkok Kills At Least 20

At least 20 people were killed and scores more wounded in Monday's bombing in Bangkok. The blast took place at a Hindu temple in the middle of the city's tourist district.
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Hungary Builds Controversial Border Fence To Disrupt Flow Of Migrants

A controversial border fence to keep out migrants who travel to Hungary through Serbia will be finished by the end of August. Opponents say it violates European Union laws, but officials in several member states, including Germany, say it's not their place to decide how to deal with the growing influx of refugees into EU countries that border non-EU countries.
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Food Tours Help Keep Barcelona's Mom-And-Pop Tapas Bars Alive

Spain's neighborhood tapas bars are facing competition from big chains. Fortunately, foreign tourists are now discovering them. This story originally aired on June 20, 2015 on Weekend Edition.

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