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December 5, 2013
PRI's The World: 12/04/2013 Why Russians put up with widespread government surveillance. How security experts try to stay one step ahead of al-Qaeda bombmakers. And World Cup soccer gets a new ball.
PRI's The World: 12/03/2013 How scientists are training for the task of moving Syria's chemical weapons through a war zone. Also, the editor of The Guardian newspaper in Britain is grilled by lawmakers about publishing the documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Plus, a fungus eating away at coffee crops in Central and South America has coffee shops in New England worried.
PRI's The World: 12/02/2013 What the protests on the streets of Ukraine mean to the US, the EU and Russia. Also, how China's push to make Mandarin the national language could mean the end for the country's many minority languages. Plus, the many forms and global influences of yoga.
Double attack on key Yemen ministry A suicide car bomb followed by a gunbattle at Yemen's defence ministry have left at least 20 people dead and 37 injured, officials say.
Change EU free movement rules - UK Britain wants to change the rules governing the free movement of people across the EU, Home Secretary Theresa May will tell European ministers.
Rob Ford 'tried to buy crack video' Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is alleged to have offered to buy a video which showed him apparently smoking crack cocaine, police documents reveal.
White House Cites Pre-Existing Condition Case From Its Own Ranks It's Day 4 of the White House's new messaging push for the Affordable Care Act. Today the goal is to tell the stories of people with pre-existing conditions who are now entitled to coverage under the new health care law.One such story comes from within the White House.
Banks Fill In The Payday Loan Gap Federal regulators are cracking down on banks that are offering services called deposit advances. Many argue that the service is the same as payday loans and could lead consumers into a cycle of debt.
China's Military Buildup Reignites Worries In Asia, Beyond China's leaders hope to be able to fight and win two regional conflicts by 2020, according to the Pentagon in a report that highlights the East China Sea, site of recent tensions with the U.S. and Japan. The showdown over air space is the latest example of what the Pentagon sees as a resurgent Chinese military.