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    • Americans Can Study in Germany for Free, in English. An Increasing Number Are Doing It.

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    "Americans Can Study in Germany for Free, in English. An Increasing Number Are Doing It." is from the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Germany Won’t Become the ‘Leader of the Free World’ After All, and the Germans Don’t Mind

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    One of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s most distinctive character traits has been caution. For years, it served her well and helped her sideline rivals and other rising stars.

    "Germany Won’t Become the ‘Leader of the Free World’ After All, and the Germans Don’t Mind" is from the February 21, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Dutch Were a Secret U.S. Ally in War Against Russian Hackers, Local Media Reveal

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The Dutch domestic intelligence service AIVD had access to the infamous Russian hacking group Cozy Bear for at least a year starting in mid-2014, local media outlets reported Thursday. According to the reports, the Dutch government alerted the United States to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after Netherlands-based officials watched the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and other operations by the Russians, including a 2014 State Department hack.

    "The Dutch Were a Secret U.S. Ally in War Against Russian Hackers, Local Media Reveal" is from the January 26, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • How a London Soccer Club Tries to Save Kids from the Islamic State

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    A 14-year-old girl received a photo on Snapchat that showed a man holding a black placard with the message: “Are you British, or are you Muslim?” She eventually told a mentor on her soccer team, Shamender Talwar, who said the girl was being recruited by the Islamic State. He urged her to decide what was more important: soccer or the militant group. She picked soccer.

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    • In Corruption-Riddled Romania, Officials Now Allow Some Room for Abuse

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Corruption now comes in two forms in Romania. There is the big kind that can still land an official in jail. Then there's the acceptable type that will bring nothing more than a knowing shrug.

    "In Corruption-Riddled Romania, Officials Now Allow Some Room for Abuse" is from the February 01, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 85,000 Children Have Starved to Death During the Saudi-Led Intervention in Yemen, Says New Report

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    One day after President Trump backed the Saudi crown prince over accusations that he may have ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a leading charity has issued a blistering report that poses more uncomfortable questions over Saudi practices.

    "85,000 Children Have Starved to Death During the Saudi-Led Intervention in Yemen, Says New Report" is from the November 21, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 27% of Europeans Say Rape May Be Acceptable in Some Circumstances

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    A rape victim was drunk? He or she flirted beforehand or wore “revealing” clothing? In some European countries, up to 55 percent of the population says such circumstances would make sexual intercourse without consent justifiable or acceptable, according to a survey conducted on behalf of the European Commission. Overall, about one-fourth — 27 percent — of all Europeans held that opinion.

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    • A German Nursing Home Tries a Novel Form of Dementia Therapy: Re-Creating a Vanished Era for Its Patients

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The two 93 year olds spent much of their lives in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). Now, decades later, the vanished communist era appeared — at least for them — to be back. The Intershop store they were browsing in was, of course, a reproduction, and the song playing in the background, “Old Like a Tree,” had long ago disappeared from the radio.

    "A German Nursing Home Tries a Novel Form of Dementia Therapy: Re-Creating a Vanished Era for Its Patients" is from the December 26, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • U.S. Workers Want More Money. Many Europeans Just Want More Free Time.

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    When Europe’s largest industrial union, IG Metall, won a landmark battle with 700 companies this week, 900,000 workers were able to celebrate a 4.3 percent pay raise and a one-time payment. But perhaps even more importantly, they also won the right to temporarily reduce their week to 28 hours, even though they would only be paid for the hours spent at work. Workers can now work fewer hours — for less money — if they want.

    "U.S. Workers Want More Money. Many Europeans Just Want More Free Time." is from the February 08, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • As U.S. Gun Debate Rages On, Australians Hand in 57,000 Firearms, and Norway Is Set for a Broad Ban

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    As more U.S. companies were showing support for stricter gun laws this week, two foreign governments announced Wednesday that they had made significant progress on restricting access to firearms.

    "As U.S. Gun Debate Rages On, Australians Hand in 57,000 Firearms, and Norway Is Set for a Broad Ban" is from the March 01, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • An American Tourist Gave the Nazi Salute in Germany — so a Stranger Beat Him up, Police Say

    • By: Amy B. Wang, Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    An American tourist in Germany was beaten up by a passer-by after he began giving the Nazi salute outside a café in Dresden, police said Sunday.

    "An American Tourist Gave the Nazi Salute in Germany — so a Stranger Beat Him up, Police Say" is from the August 13, 2017 WorldViews section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B. Wang and Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Cryptocurrency Mining in Iceland Is Using so Much Energy, the Electricity May Run Out

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The value of bitcoin may have stumbled in recent months, but in Iceland it has known only one direction so far: upward. The stunning success of cryptocurrencies around the globe has had a more unexpected repercussion on the island of 340,000 people: It could soon result in an energy shortage in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

    "Cryptocurrency Mining in Iceland Is Using so Much Energy, the Electricity May Run Out" is from the February 13, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Germany Considers to Fight Pollution with Free Public Transportation

    • By: The Washington Post, Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    When the discussion turns to the rising costs of living in many global cities, one factor rarely goes unmentioned: public transport fees. New Yorkers only spend about $116.50 per month on average, compared with up to $200 in London.

    "Germany Considers to Fight Pollution with Free Public Transportation" is from the February 14, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Isolation Is Rising in Europe. Can Loneliness Ministers Help Change That?

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    As the number of single households in Europe has steadily risen in recent years, so have the concerns over an issue that is not often in the focus of national political debate: loneliness, “the hidden epidemic,” according to the Red Cross.

    "Isolation Is Rising in Europe. Can Loneliness Ministers Help Change That?" is from the February 02, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Angela Merkel Says She Won’t Run Again for Party Leader or German Chancellor

    • By: Griff Witte, Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, once the most powerful politician in Europe, acknowledged herself as a lame duck on Monday.

    "Angela Merkel Says She Won’t Run Again for Party Leader or German Chancellor" is from the October 29, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • All Over Europe, Suspected Russian Spies Are Getting Busted

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    BERLIN — When two men suspected of poisoning former Russian spy Sergei Skripal appeared on Russian television earlier this month, the bizarre interview set the stage for another round of Western-Russian accusations. Viewers around the world subsequently mocked the pair, who had quickly become the world’s most famous suspected Russian spying duo.

    "All Over Europe, Suspected Russian Spies Are Getting Busted" is from the September 24, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The World Might Be about to Find out Whether a 'Nazi Gold Train' Is Really Hidden in Poland

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "The World Might Be about to Find out Whether a 'Nazi Gold Train' Is Really Hidden in Poland" is from the August 15, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Germans Wonder Why Trump Keeps Lashing out at Them and Not Russia or Saudi Arabia

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    When news emerged in 2013 that the U.S. government had monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel's communications for years, Merkel sent a firm but conciliatory message to Washington. Friends don't “spy on each other,” she said, and then moved on to calm tensions.

    "Germans Wonder Why Trump Keeps Lashing out at Them and Not Russia or Saudi Arabia" is from the May 30, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Hungary No Longer Wants to Arrest Former White House Aide Gorka, but Mystery Lingers

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Former White House aide Sebastian Gorka appears to be no longer wanted for arrest by Hungarian police, according to media outlets in Budapest. Gorka, a Hungarian citizen, was long listed as “wanted” on the website of the country’s police, but his name has now disappeared from the site.

    "Hungary No Longer Wants to Arrest Former White House Aide Gorka, but Mystery Lingers" is from the February 12, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Leaked Document Says 2,000 Men Allegedly Assaulted 1,200 German Women on New Year's Eve

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "Leaked Document Says 2,000 Men Allegedly Assaulted 1,200 German Women on New Year's Eve" is from the July 11, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack  and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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