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PRI's The World: 05/25/2016 Gang violence is once again making El Salvador one of the most dangerous countries on Earth. Plus, a look ahead to President Obama's trip to Hiroshima, Japan. And, what happened when a high school in Medford, Massachusetts had to cancel Hijab Day.
PRI's The World: 05/24/2016 Two soldiers turned authors look back at Vietnam and Iraq ? and ahead to how a nation heals in the aftermath of war. Meanwhile, we also noticed that President Barack Obama sat down with chef Anthony Bourdain Monday in Vietnam to try some bun cha. To find out more about this North Vietnamese dish, we called up a Vietnamese American chef who runs a restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Plus, we hear about a designer fish so coveted that people will pay up to $150,000 for one of them ? or even kill for them.
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.
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French labour strikers step up action French protesters have stepped up strike action, hitting oil refineries, nuclear power stations, ports, airports and railways.
Oil hits $50 for first time this year Oil continues its recovery, with prices rising above $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 as a result of supply disruptions and increased global demand.
Obama: World leaders 'rattled' by Trump US President Barack Obama says international leaders "have good reason to be rattled" by pronouncements made by the Republican White House contender, Donald Trump.
Bank jobs and branches in decline
There will 800,000 fewer bank jobs in the U.S. by 2025, according to a Citigroup report.
The Internet is just "the internet" now
The New York Times and Associated Press won't capitalize it anymore.
How refugees are resettled in the U.S.
Thousands of refugees have relocated to the United States. Where are they ending up?
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