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German Held On Suspicion Of Passing Classified Information

News reports say the unidentified man worked for Germany's spy agency and passed secrets to the U.S. Ties between the countries have been affected by revelations the NSA spied on Germans.
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Clashes Erupt In Jerusalem Over Palestinian Teen's Funeral

Palestinians say the 16-year-old was killed by Israeli extremists. His body was found just days after the recovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens in the West Bank.
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Ex-Editor Gets 18 Months In U.K. Phone Hacking Case

Andy Coulson, the former editor of the now defunct News of the World, was found guilty last week of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails.
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Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Is Described As Fierce But Indecisive

Diplomats are trying to arrange a new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. But Ukraine's president is under domestic pressure to take decisive military action against pro-Russian separatists.
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Border Patrol Maintains Silence After Shootings

Steve Inskeep talks to the mother of a 15-year-old boy who was shot under a bridge that spans the border from El Paso, Texas, to Juarez, Mexico. (This piece aired on June 9, 2014 on Morning Edition.)
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China's President Visits South Korea, Snubs North Korea

China's president is in Seoul to meet his South Korean counterpart. In a not-so-veiled gibe at North Korea, the two leaders repeated their opposition to nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula.
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2010 World Cup Helped South Africa Attract Latin American Tourists

Brazil's World Cup soccer stadiums and hotels are packed. But events like that don't pay for themselves. South Africa hosted the last World Cup and the country wasn't left entirely empty handed.
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Emotions Are Raw After Israeli And Palestinian Teens Are Killed

Tensions intensified after the kidnapping and killing of 3 Israeli teens, and the apparent retribution murder of a Palestinian teen. David Greene talks to ex-U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer.
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Damming The Mekong River: Economic Boon Or Environmental Mistake?

Laos' government says it needs the money the two dams will generate. But environmentalists and downstream neighbors say the dams are a major threat to fish migration and agriculture.
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As Ebola Cases Spike, WHO Asks For More Money And Help

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to grow in West Africa. Even as health leaders met to figure out how to stop the virus, the number of cases surged — by nearly 20 percent in a week.

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