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New Era For Cuba? Voices From Miami And Havana

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:28

In Miami, home of the largest Cuban diaspora, two generations faced off on the streets. In Havana, demonstrators spoke of hope.

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Churchill painting sells for £1.8m

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:19
A painting by Sir Winston Churchill sells for almost £1.8m at auction, almost double the previous record for one of his artworks.

VIDEO: Transport Committee

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:18
MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.

Launchbury to miss Six Nations

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:16
England and Wasps lock Joe Launchbury is to undergo surgery on a neck injury and will miss the 2015 Six Nations.

Troops sent to Mexico vigilante town

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:13
Hundreds of federal security forces are on patrol in the western Mexican town of La Ruana after a deadly shootout between rival vigilante groups.

Pakistan bails Mumbai attack suspect

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:06
A man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, which left 165 people dead. is granted bail by a court in Pakistan.

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PODCAST: The Sony cancellation

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:00

The day after the guardians of interest rates at the Federal Reserve issued a statement that would get demerits for vagueness from any freshman English professor. And we could see more information from the U.S. government as early as today about who hacked the computers of Sony Pictures, leading to the mass release of internal company emaisl and, now, the cancellation of the release of the movie at the center of this. That movie, titlted The Interview, is a comedy about a plot against the North Korean leader. In the last 24 hours, a unnamed U.S. official has been suggesting the hack may have started in North Korea. Plus, when you think of negotiating for higher pay, the people who work hard picking apples and cherries aren't the first folks who come to mind with the clout to drive up compensation. Individual farmworkers don't control much about their work environment. But in Washington's Yakima Valley, growers and workers alike say the growing use of cell phones has shaken up the labor market.

Snapchat boss tearful at Sony hack

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 02:59
Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel left "devastated" as plans for his messaging app are leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack.

Pietersen shines in Big Bash defeat

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 02:59
Kevin Pietersen scores 66 from 46 balls but Melbourne are beaten by Adelaide in the Australian T20 Big Bash.

Boris flight passenger admits assault

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 02:58
An airline passenger who was calmed down by Boris Johnson on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Heathrow admits assault and being drunk on an aircraft.

Wilders faces charges of incitement

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 02:51
Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders is to be tried on charges of inciting racial hatred against Moroccans in a speech, the authorities say.

Fifa hits new low after Garcia walks

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 02:47
The more things seem to change at a Fifa in turmoil, the more things really stay the same, writes BBC sports editor Dan Roan.

New domestic abuse law revealed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 02:28
A new domestic abuse offence for coercive and controlling behaviour within relationships in England and Wales is announced by the home secretary.

Not too late to drop Cook - Hussain

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 02:24
There is still time for England to replace Alastair Cook as captain for the World Cup, says ex-skipper Nasser Hussain.

28-day police bail limit proposed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 02:22
The time people can be put on police bail could be limited to 28 days, the Home Secretary Theresa May announces.

Radio listeners save turkey pair

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 02:07
Two turkeys that were the subject of a radio vote criticised by animal lovers including Queen guitarist Brian May are saved from slaughter.

Gogglebox drops family over UKIP bid

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 02:02
The Michael family is dropped from Gogglebox because the dad is standing as UKIP candidate.

EU court gives UK visa direction

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 02:00
The UK cannot block non-EU family members coming to the county from Europe without a travel permit, European judges say.

Leading indicators released for the month

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-12-18 02:00

The Conference Board will release its monthly index of leading indicators Thursday: a collection of data from different pieces of the economy, including building permits, stock prices, consumer expectations, among others, all rolled into one tidy snapshot.

Chances are, the U.S. will look pretty as a picture, especially compared to other countries, says Bernie Baumohl, with the Economic Outlook Group. Europe and Japan are sluggish; China’s growth is slowing; and Russia’s in the midst of a currency crisis.

But so far, the U.S. is shrugging off the rest of the world’s economic woes, says Guy Berger, a U.S. economist at RBS Securities. 

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