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The Squabble That Never Ends: Britain and Spain Duel Over Gibraltar

The Rock of Gibraltar is on a peninsula attached to Spain. It's been sovereign British territory for 301 years, but many Spaniards still say it belongs to them.

On Income Inequality: A French Economist Vs. An American Capitalist

Thomas Piketty says governments must impose heavy taxes to break up concentrations of wealth. Edward Conard says governments should cut taxes to encourage wealthy people to pursue even bigger profits.

Eastern Ukraine Wraps Up Vote On Independence; Clashes Reported

Residents of two regions of eastern Ukraine voted in a controversial referendum over sovereignty from the central government in Kiev. Meanwhile, clashes with government forces continued.

The View From Homs: Watching The Withdrawal Of Syria's Rebels

On Friday, the Syrian government evacuated the last of the rebel fighters from Homs, following a cease-fire agreement. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Nabih Bulos, a special correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.

Conflicts Over Resources With China's Neighbors Have Deeper Motives

Tensions are mounting in the South China Sea, where this week a Chinese ship collided with a Vietnamese ship, and Philippine police arrested Chinese fishermen for allegedly hunting protected sea turtles. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Frank Langfitt about the events and China's increasing influence in the area.

Coffee And Cups: 2 Stories Of High Stakes And High Prices

Paying $15 for a cup of coffee may sound alarming. co-founder Carlos Watson tells NPR's Arun Rath why some think it can be worth it. They also discuss a rising star on Portugal's soccer team.

Say It With A Selfie: Protesting In The Age Of Social Media

Signs remain a popular tactic for activists, but now they're showing up in digital self-portraits. These shared visuals put local issues, like kidnapped girls in Nigeria, into a global context.

South Sudanese Leaders Sign Cease-Fire Agreement

The pact calls for the "immediate cessation of hostilities." The world's youngest country has been roiled by ethnic violence since December. Thousands have been killed and 1.3 million are displaced.

How Much Can The U.S. Do For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls?

The U.S. is advising Nigeria in the search for the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. But Africa expert Paul Lubeck tells NPR's Scott Simon he doubts the Nigerian government can make good use of the aid.

Mexican Vigilantes Keep Arms Despite Deadline

Mexican civilians in Michoacan State have taken up arms to fight the murderous Knights Templar cartel. Saturday is the deadline for vigilantes to register their weapons with the police.