Monthly Archives: February 2015

Eurozone Ministers To Give Greece Four-Month Credit Extension

Eurozone finance ministers agreed to give Greece a four-month extension of credit today as long as the Greek government sticks to reforms and keeps its finances in check. Transcript Copyright © 2015 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. Copyright © 2015 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials ...

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State Department Spokeswoman's Promotion Means End To 'Psaking' In Russia

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki has just been promoted to White House Communications Director, a job with a lower public profile. It’s going to be a loss for the Kremlin’s idea of TV comedy. Transcript Copyright © 2015 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. Copyright © 2015 NPR. All rights ...

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Modi's Fancy Pinstripe Suit Could Fetch Thousands At Auction

3 min 4 sec Download A suit worn by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he met President Obama recently is up for auction. The suit, which has the Prime Minister’s name in pinstripes is expected to fetch upwards of $200,000. Transcript Copyright © 2015 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission ...

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Play Ball … And Hurry Up: MLB Changes To Speed Up The Game

Major League Baseball will launch a series of changes this season to speed up the game. Transcript Copyright © 2015 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. Copyright © 2015 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. ...

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Tow Truck Drivers, Plumbers Put To Work By South's Cold Front

It’s cold! In the southern U.S., people face challenges from frozen pipes to chilly race horses. Transcript Copyright © 2015 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. Copyright © 2015 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. ...

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Violent Extremism About Methods More Than Ideas

5 min 26 sec Download Audie Cornish speaks with counterterrorism expert Peter Neumann, who attended the White House extremism summit, on the paths to radicalization in Europe. Transcript Copyright © 2015 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. Copyright © 2015 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained ...

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State Department Doubles Down On Anti-ISIS Messaging

Efforts to combat ISIS propaganda have been unified under a newly expanded State Department center. Kelly McEvers speaks with Richard Stengel, undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, about the challenge that new center is tasked with. Source:State Department Doubles Down On Anti-ISIS Messaging

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By The Numbers: White House Takes On Violent Extremism

Hedieh Mirahmadi (from left) of the World Organization for Resource Development and Education; Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo; and Vilvoorde, Belgium, Mayor Hans Bonte greet each other at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption itoggle caption Carolyn Kaster/AP The White House is holding its Summit on Countering Violent Extremism this week, focusing on strengthening communities ...

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Canadian Lawmaker Uses 'Tight Underwear' Excuse To Explain Absence

An explanation by Canadian legislator Pat Martin brought laughs and applause from his colleagues. YouTube hide caption itoggle caption YouTube A member of Canada’s House of Commons has earned laughs and toasts from his colleagues, after he blamed his absence during a vote on tight underwear that makes him uncomfortable. MP Pat Martin of Winnipeg Centre gave the explanation to ...

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