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    • Putin Implicated in Fatal Poisoning of Former KGB Officer at London Hotel

    • By: Griff Witte, Michael Birnbaum
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Putin Implicated in Fatal Poisoning of Former KGB Officer at London Hotel" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte, Michael Birnbaum and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Denmark, a Social Welfare Utopia, Takes a Nasty Turn on Refugees

    • By: Griff Witte
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Denmark, a Social Welfare Utopia, Takes a Nasty Turn on Refugees" is from the April 11, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • As Tensions with Trump Deepen, Europe Wonders If America Is Lost for Good

    • By: Griff Witte, Michael Birnbaum
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    BERLIN — Since Jan. 20, 2017, European leaders have managed U.S. relations with one eye on the clock, anxiously counting down the hours until President Trump’s term is up and hoping the core of the Western alliance isn’t too badly damaged in the meantime.

    "As Tensions with Trump Deepen, Europe Wonders If America Is Lost for Good" is from the May 19, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and Michael Birnbaum and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • After Trump's Victory, the World Is Left to Wonder: What Happened to America?

    • By: Griff Witte, Simon Denyer
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Allies recoiled. Adversaries rejoiced. And on the day after U.S. voters made Donald Trump the country’s 45th president, the world was left to collectively wonder: What happened to America?

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    • After Trump Pledges ‘America First,’ the World Responds With Protests and Dismay

    • By: Griff Witte
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 8 mins
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    After more than 70 years of vigorous political, diplomatic, economic and military engagement to promote Pax Americana, Trump’s words suggested to international observers a far more isolationist and protectionist path ahead.

    "After Trump Pledges ‘America First,’ the World Responds With Protests and Dismay" is from the January 20, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Three Lives That Changed on the Day That Terror Came Home to Belgium

    • By: Griff Witte, Souad Mekhennet, Anthony Faiola
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    "Three Lives That Changed on the Day That Terror Came Home to Belgium" is from the March 27, 2016, World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte, Anthony Faiola and Souad Mekhennet and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Exit Polls in Bavaria Show Voters Spurning Merkel’s Allies, Boosting Parties on the Left and Right

    • By: Griff Witte
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    BERLIN — Voters in the southern German heartland of Bavaria appeared to have dealt a stinging blow Sunday to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative allies. "Exit Polls in Bavaria Show Voters Spurning Merkel’s Allies, Boosting Parties on the Left and Right" is from the October 14, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and narrated by Sam Scholl. 

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    • Europe Begins Sending People Back across the Sea, Defying Human Rights Outcry

    • By: Griff Witte
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Europe Begins Sending People Back across the Sea, Defying Human Rights Outcry" is from the April 04, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Ratko Mladic, the ‘Butcher of Bosnia,’ Guilty of Genocide in Last Balkan War Crimes Trial

    • By: Griff Witte
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Ratko Mladic, a former Serb warlord who commanded forces that carried out some of the worst atrocities of the Balkan wars, was found guilty of genocide and other crimes against humanity by an international tribunal Wednesday.

    "Ratko Mladic, the ‘Butcher of Bosnia,’ Guilty of Genocide in Last Balkan War Crimes Trial" is from the November 22, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • As Brexit Tremors Ripple, the Rock of Gibraltar Shudders

    • By: Griff Witte
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    They may not be going anywhere. But thanks to Brexit, Gibraltar is about to leave the European Union — giving Spain new impetus in its centuries-long quest to retake control of this strategically vital and economically prosperous territory, Britain’s sole continental outpost.

    "As Brexit Tremors Ripple, the Rock of Gibraltar Shudders" is from the January 14, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Viktor Orban Promised ‘Revenge’ Against His Enemies in Hungary. Now They’re Preparing for It.

    • By: Griff Witte
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    BUDAPEST — Through eight years of iron-fisted rule, pockets of independence persisted beyond the ever-widening reach of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

    "Viktor Orban Promised ‘Revenge’ Against His Enemies in Hungary. Now They’re Preparing for It." is from the May 15, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • In Shadow of Germany’s Climate Conference, a Village Disappears to Make Way for Coal

    • By: Griff Witte, Luisa Beck
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The hospital is gone. So are most of the houses, with more being knocked down daily. Not even the bodies remain in the tree-shaded cemetery, where centuries-old bones were recently dug up and moved. There is far more digging to come — enough to extinguish any trace that Immerath, a once-quaint farming village in the fertile western Germany countryside, ever existed. Because beneath the rich soil lies a substance even more valuable: coal.

    "In Shadow of Germany’s Climate Conference, a Village Disappears to Make Way for Coal" is from the November 11, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and Luisa Beck and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Britain Will Have First Female Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher

    • By: Griff Witte
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Britain Will Have First Female Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher" is from the July 07, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Suspected Killer of British Lawmaker Had Ties to Neo-Nazi Group, Watchdog Says

    • By: Griff Witte, Karla Adam
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Suspected Killer of British Lawmaker Had Ties to Neo-Nazi Group, Watchdog Says" is from the June 17, 2016, World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and Karla Adam and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Britain's May Promises Clean Break From Europe in Brexit Speech

    • By: Griff Witte
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    After refusing for months to give “a running commentary” on Britain’s negotiating strategy, May’s speech offered the clearest indication of the country’s departure plans, which were set in motion by last June’s referendum on Britain’s E.U. ties.

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    • A Gruesome Murder. A Hate-Filled Shooting Spree. And a Reckoning With Immigration Before Italy Votes.

    • By: Griff Witte, Stefano Pitrelli
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Kofi Wilson had heard gunfire every day of the 15 months he spent in Libya during a harrowing journey to Europe. But never in over a year since he arrived in Macerata, a tranquil little city of cobblestone streets and handsome blonde-brick plazas nestled in the craggy central Italian hills.

    "A Gruesome Murder. A Hate-Filled Shooting Spree. And a Reckoning With Immigration Before Italy Votes." is from the February 06, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and Stefano Pitrelli and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump’s Tariffs Are Both Threatening and Familiar in Steel Hub of Germany’s Once-Communist East

    • By: Griff Witte, Luisa Beck
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    EISENHÜTTENSTADT, Germany — This city was built to make steel. Its communist founding fathers designed Eisenhüttenstadt in the 1950s as a vision of East Germany’s glorious future, with austere concrete apartments, tidy storefronts and elaborate murals celebrating the virtues of the working man all arrayed around a mega-factory that churned out steel for use across the Eastern Bloc.

    "Trump’s Tariffs Are Both Threatening and Familiar in Steel Hub of Germany’s Once-Communist East" is from the March 09, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte, Luisa Beck and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • As Germany Struggles to Form a Government, Asylum Rules Emerge as a Key Dividing Line

    • By: Luisa Beck, Griff Witte
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In a country where policies have traditionally been forged through consensus, there is little agreement on what to do with migrant families. The dispute has become fraught with emotion and symbolism, reflecting an even deeper ideological division over how welcoming Germany should be to outsiders.

    "As Germany Struggles to Form a Government, Asylum Rules Emerge as a Key Dividing Line" is from the December 02, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Luisa Beck and Griff Witte and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Once British Politicians Stop Knifing Each Other, a More Formidable Opponent Looms

    • By: Griff Witte, Michael Birnbaum
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Once British Politicians Stop Knifing Each Other, a More Formidable Opponent Looms" is from the July 01, 2016, World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and Michael Birnbaum and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Former London Mayor Boris Johnson Says He Will Not Run for British Prime Minister

    • By: Griff Witte
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Former London Mayor Boris Johnson Says He Will Not Run for British Prime Minister" is from the June 30, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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