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Chinese, Taiwanese Leaders Will Meet For First Time In More Than 60 Years

The presidents plan to hold their historic session in Singapore. A Taiwanese spokesman said they would talk about improved relations, but wouldn't make any agreements.
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Auto Parts Supplier Takata Fined $70 Million For Defective Airbags

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a "remedy program" for cars with defective airbags from Takata Corporation and fined the company $70 million.
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Brazilian Who Oversaw 2014 World Cup Extradited To U.S.

The former president of Brazil's soccer federation is due in a U.S. courtroom Tuesday afternoon, after being extradited from Switzerland. Jose Maria Marin was arrested this past spring.
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Tropical Cyclone Chapala Batters War-Torn Yemen's Southern Coast

Thousands flee war-torn Yemen as tropical cyclone Chapala batters its southern coast. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with journalist Iona Craig for the latest on the storm.
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New Books Allege Years Of Financial Mismanagement At The Vatican

Intrigue over Vatican finances is gaining steam with this week's publication of two books alleging multi-million dollar waste and theft. It follows the weekend arrest of a priest and a Vatican layperson accused of leaking confidential documents.
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Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi Politician Who Advocated For U.S. Invasion, Dies

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to Zaid Al-Ali, a visiting research scholar at Princeton University and author of The Struggle for Iraq's Future, about Chalabi, who helped convince the U.S. to invade Iraq.
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German Leader's Open-Door Policy For Refugees Threatens Her Political Future

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is finding herself increasingly at odds with her supposed political allies over her open-door policy for refugees.
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To Keep Track Of Migrants, EU Sets Up 'Hot Spots'

Greece is struggling to screen asylum seekers and migrants quickly on the island of Lesbos. Migrants are arriving in record numbers, and the EU wants Greece to accommodate more.
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U.S. Investigating Covert Chinese Radio Broadcast Network

The Federal Communications Commission has announced an investigation into a California firm after a Reuters report revealed that its radio broadcasts are backed by the Chinese government.
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20 Years Later, The Question Lingers: What If Yitzhak Rabin Had Lived?

Rabin was killed by a Jewish extremist on Nov. 4, 1995. NPR's Robert Siegel asks how Israeli-Palestinian conflict might have played out differently if he had survived.

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