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For refugees, it’s destination Germany
Global
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Global
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For refugees, it’s destination Germany

Anthony Faiola | The Washington Post - September 6, 2015

MUNICH, Germany — A stout Bavarian music teacher brought homemade blueberry crumble because she thought "the refugees must be hungry." A young German mother coaxed smiles out…

Calls for action on Europe’s migrant crisis after Austrian tragedy
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Crime
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Calls for action on Europe’s migrant crisis after Austrian tragedy

Csaba Segesvari and Serene Assir | AFP - August 30, 2015

ROSZKE, Hungary – Calls multiplied Sunday for Europe to finally get to grips with its ever-deadlier migrant crisis after Austria's horrific truck tragedy, as people continued to pour…

Gunman opens fire on Amsterdam-Paris train injuring 2 before being subdued by passengers
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Crime
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Gunman opens fire on Amsterdam-Paris train injuring 2 before being subdued by passengers

Benjamin Massot | AFP - August 21, 2015

ARRAS, France – A heavily armed man opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, injuring two people before being overpowered by two U.S. passengers. The…

Gay rights in Eastern Europe: A new battleground for Russia and the West
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Global
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Gay rights in Eastern Europe: A new battleground for Russia and the West

Michael Birnbaum | The Washington Post - July 26, 2015

RIGA, Latvia — The first time this tiny Baltic nation held a gay pride march, the miniscule crowd was pelted with rotten eggs and bottles under the…

Europe’s pointless exercise in Greek austerity
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Business
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Europe’s pointless exercise in Greek austerity

Matt O'Brien | The Washington Post - June 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, and finally as trolling. That, at least, is the case in Greece, where its lenders…

Drug scanners sit unused as drugs pass through Limón port
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Business
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Drug scanners sit unused as drugs pass through Limón port

The Tico Times - December 30, 2014

As tons of cocaine pass through Costa Rica’s Caribbean ports undetected, the government is left paying the maintenance bills on X-ray scanners that sit collecting dust, unused,…

Suicide option draws ‘tourists’ to Switzerland
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Global
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Suicide option draws ‘tourists’ to Switzerland

Penny Sarchet | New Scientist - September 28, 2014

It's a tourism boom, but not one to crow about: The number of people traveling to Switzerland to end their lives is growing. And it seems that…

Costa Rica rounds out free trade agreements with Europe
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Business
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Costa Rica rounds out free trade agreements with Europe

The Tico Times - March 26, 2014

The Legislative Assembly approved a bill in second debate Tuesday that builds on Costa Rica’s recently approved free trade agreement with the European Union. The agreement eliminates…

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