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Ukrainians Take Anger Over Trade Into The Streets

In Ukraine, protests continue over President Viktor Yanukovych's rejection of closer trade ties with the European Union. Protesters believe the president will opt instead for closer trade ties with Russia and several former Soviet republics.

South Africa Holds Mandela In Mind As It Gathers In Prayer

It has been National Day of Prayer and reflection in South Africa as the nation pays tribute to the late Nelson Mandela. Host Arun Rath speaks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the day, and how white South Africans are reacting to the death of Mandela.

In Kiev, Protesters Topple Statue Of Vladimir Lenin

Thousands of protesters are calling for the ouster of their president, who wants closer ties with Russia. Ukraine has seen daily protests for more than two weeks now.

Nelson Mandela And The Virtue Of Compromise

Most revolutionary political figures consider compromise a dirty word and a sign of weakness. Yet Mandela consistently preached pragmatism, and many of his defining moments involved acts of flexibility, reconciliation and magnanimity.

Countering China, S. Korea Expands Its Own Air Defense Zone

The new zone overlaps with some of the same area China laid claim to in November. The U.S. said the South Korean approach avoids confusion and threats to civilian airlines.

South Africans Celebrate Mandela On National Day Of Prayer

As they mourn the iconic anti-apartheid leader who shepherded South Africa to multiracial democracy, South Africans are experiencing mixed emotions. Some feel at peace with Nelson Mandela's death. Some are in disbelief, and some are anxious about a future without his guidance.

Husband Finding Peace After A Terrorist Attack

Americans David Harris-Gershon and his wife were studying in Israel when she was nearly killed in a terrorist attack at a cafe. Harris-Gershon decided he needed to meet the family of the terrorist behind the attack, and wrote about that experience in his book, What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?

Mandela's Biographer Remembers Mandela, The Statesman

Richard Stengel was Nelson Mandela's friend and collaborator — he co-wrote his autobiography with him, Long Walk to Freedom, and he wrote his own book after the experience, Mandela's Way: Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with him about how Mandela transitioned from revolutionary to politician.

Gordimer, Mazwai Remember Nelson Mandela

South African writer Nadine Gordimer was an anti-apartheid activist, a Nobel Prize winner and a friend of Nelson Mandela's. Ntsiki Mazwai is a black singer and songwriter whose work grew out of the "struggle poet" tradition in South Africa. They speak with host Rachel Martin about Mandela's legacy.

Economists Toast 20 Years Of NAFTA; Critics Sit Out The Party

In December 1993, President Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement into law. Presidential candidate Ross Perot predicted Americans would hear a "giant sucking sound" as Mexico vacuumed up U.S. jobs. Economists say that the worst of Perot's fears never materialized. But opponents still see downsides.