National / International News

Emotions stirred in 'divided Russia'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 06:26
Powerful feelings of pride and patriotism are stirring in Russia

Legal complaint filed against GCHQ

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 06:18
Privacy campaigners are seeking to stop UK intelligence service GCHQ using "unlawful hacking" to help its surveillance efforts.

VIDEO: EPP 'top priority to create new Europe'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 06:13
The top priority for the 4 Freedoms Party in European elections is to "create a new Europe", says leader Dirk Hazell.

Police savings 'need clarification'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 06:07
More information on the money saved by merging Scotland's eight police forces is needed, a Holyrood inquiry says.

Resveratrol May Not Be The Elixir In Red Wine And Chocolate

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 06:06

Red wine and chocolate may be good for you, but it's likely not from the resveratrol. A study finds that the antioxidant had no influence on longevity, cancer, heart disease or inflammation levels.

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New book tells of China's modern awakening

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:12

If someone forced you to name the biggest economic and social transformation of the last 35 years, what would you say? The internet, probably.

But what about China, where more than half a billion people have moved up from poverty? Like so much good writing about vast topics, New Yorker writer Evan Osnos tells it from the grassroots.

Osnos' new book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China is out today. Click the above audio player to listen to our discussion.

New books tells of China's modern awakening

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:12

If someone forced you to name the biggest economic and social transformation of the last 35 years, what would you say? The internet, probably.

But what about China, where more than half a billion people have moved up from poverty? Like so much good writing about vast topics, New Yorker writer Evan Osnos tells it from the grassroots.

Osnos' new book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China is out today. Click the above audio player to listen to our discussion.

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