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PRI's The World: 05/23/2016 President Barack Obama is in Vietnam, and he announced today that the United States would lift its five-decade-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam. Why the change in policy? It might have something to do with China. Also, we'll head to Austria to hear about a far-right candidate for president who fell just short in elections this weekend. It's part and parcel of a European shift to the right that resonates strongly with the rise of Donald Trump here in the United States. Plus, we hear about countries that want to give all of their citizens a guaranteed basic income: Switzerland is due to decide on the issue soon.
PRI's The World: 05/20/2016 President Obama heads to Vietnam this weekend. We'll find out what that visit means to a Vietnamese American. Plus, an update on the persistent problem of polluted water at several Olympic venues in Brazil. And Morocco serves as a stand-in for many Middle East locations in Hollywood movies, but many in Morocco would like their country to play itself more on the big screen.
PRI's The World: 05/19/2016 We'll have the latest on EgyptAir Flight 804 that went down in the Mediterranean earlier this morning. We also bring you a conversation with an Army chaplain who quit over the US military drone program. Plus, an engineer who has become the jukebox hero of Los Angeles.
World Headlines
Greece moves migrants from Idomeni camp Greece has begun evacuating thousands of migrants from the makeshift Idomeni camp on its northern border with Macedonia.
Strike hits all French oil refineries A strike over new labour laws spreads to all of France's eight oil refineries, the CGT union says, in an escalating dispute with the government.
McCartney 'was depressed after Beatles' Sir Paul McCartney talks candidly about the depression he suffered after The Beatles broke up, and says he turned to alcohol to escape.
The presidential effect on foreign business deals
How do so many big deals happen right when the commander-in-chief visits another country?
When mergers fail because of clashing work culture
The reported tension between two huge healthcare organizations signals that good business mergers are about more than just numbers.
'Mad Men' mania: How to own a piece of (fictional) history
A bunch of "Mad Men" props are up for auction.
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