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Europe
5:59 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Far-Right Parties Made Big Gains In European Parliamentary Elections

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 6:23 am

In Great Britain, the anti-Europe UKIP was the No. 1 vote getter. In France, Marine Le Pen's National Front also did much better than expected.

Middle East
5:34 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Pope Francis Wraps Up 3-Day Trip To Middle East

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 6:23 am

Pope Francis is in Jerusalem. He stopped at the holiest Jewish and Muslim sites in that city. The pope has invited Palestinian and Israeli leaders to join him in Rome to discuss Mideast peace.

Asia
5:34 am
Mon May 26, 2014

After Landslide Victory, Modi Becomes India's Prime Minister

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 12:05 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Let's turn now to India where a new prime minister is taking office today. Narendra Modi's BJP party won a landslide victory last week. More than 3,000 people are attending an outdoor ceremony today for his swearing in, but one guest in particular is getting a lot of the attention. He is Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, who said he is coming to India carrying a message of peace. NPR's Julie McCarthy is on the line with us from New Delhi. Good morning, Julie.

JULIE MCCARTHY, BYLINE: Good morning, David.

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Middle East
4:06 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Egyptians Vote Monday And Tuesday For Next President

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 6:23 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And so as Leila just told us, Egyptians appear ready to elect a military man - which in a way seems amazing considering the images we remember from three years ago. At that point, a military dictator, Hosni Mubarak, was removed from power. At that time, it was NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro in Cairo. She was witnessing all of the celebration.

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NPR Story
4:06 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Ukrainians Choose Billionaire Businessman As Next President

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 6:23 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene. Good morning. A billionaire chocolate-maker is the projected winner in Ukraine's weekend presidential election. This is a country, of course, where there has been a lot of tension with pro-Russian separatists. And in the eastern part of the country, violence kept some polls closed.

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Parallels
2:53 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Mexico City's Campaign To Encourage Breast-Feeding Backfires

A Mexico City breast-feeding campaigned used posters featuring topless celebrities. At least "La Barbie," a female boxer (shown here), had her boxing gloves on.
Via Latin Times

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 6:35 pm

Mexico City health official launched a new campaign this month to boost the image of nursing mothers. But posters of topless toned actresses weren't exactly the message women's groups and health advocates had hoped for.

"We were very surprised once the campaign was launched," says Regina Tames, of the reproductive rights group GIRE.

She was taken aback by pictures of topless actresses and one of the female boxer known as "La Barbie." She was shirtless, too — although she did have on her boxing gloves.

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Afghanistan
4:22 pm
Sun May 25, 2014

Obama Addresses Troops In Afghanistan On Eve Of Memorial Day

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 5:57 pm

President Obama made a surprise visit Sunday to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The president addressed troops, thanking them for their service on the eve of Memorial Day. White House correspondent Scott Horsley is traveling with the president and joins NPR's Arun Rath.

Middle East
4:22 pm
Sun May 25, 2014

Assessing The State Of Human Rights In Iran

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 5:57 pm

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ARUN RATH, HOST:

Now, to Iran where last week security forces arrested six young men and women for dancing.

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World
4:22 pm
Sun May 25, 2014

'Chocolate King' Wins In Ukraine, Presidential Exit Polls Show

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 5:57 pm

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The Two-Way
12:48 pm
Sun May 25, 2014

Billionaire Poroshenko Claims Victory In Ukraine Election

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 2:15 pm

Exit polls show Petro Poroshenko will have a commanding victory in the first presidential elections held in Ukraine since the government was ousted in a popular uprising.

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