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Mr. Taxi Driver, You Are GOING TOO FAST!!!!

Kenya's passenger vans have a reputation for getting into deadly crashes. A new campaign has cut the accident rate with a simple intervention: Stickers that urge riders to speak up!

Smithsonian In Talks Over London Outpost — Its First Overseas

If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London's Olympic Park.

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New Anti-Austerity Party Gathers Support In Spain

Following the success of the Syriza party in Greece, another populist anti-austerity party is topping political polls in Spain, and could win power in elections this fall.

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Singing The Blues, A U.S. Envoy Hopes To Boost Ties With Ecuador

In South America, left-wing governments hostile to the U.S. are tossing out diplomats or shunning them entirely. In Ecuador, U.S. Ambassador Adam Namm is using music to do something about it.

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Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.

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Group Urges Swedes To Evade Subway Fares, And Even Insures Against Fines

Fare-dodging in Stockholm's system has become a movement, and the group's members don't try to hide what they're doing — in fact, they advertise it.

For Dollars Donated To Vaccine Campaigns, Norway Wears The Crown

Donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hit $7.5 billion. The UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were the most generous dollar-wise. Norway is the per capita champ.

Miss Colombia Wins Pageant; Miss Jamaica Wins Twitter?

Days later, bad feelings linger among the Miss Universe pageant viewers who believe that the wrong contestant won. Many watchers on social media say Miss Jamaica should be wearing the crown.

Pakistanis View Obama's India Visit With A Touch Of Irritation

Obama's trip to India has prompted Pakistanis to leaf back through their visitors' book with an aggrieved eye, and reinforced their view that U.S. policy tends toward cynical pragmatism.

How Did Obama Play In India? We Ask 4 Villagers To Weigh In

President Obama paid a visit, watched a parade and promised $4 billion in investments and loans. He made headlines, of course, but what did the village people think of it all?

ISIS Offers Swap To Save Hostage

January 28, 2015
This combination of two photographs shows the detail of a poster of an undated photograph of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, left, used during a demonstration calling for his release from the Islamic State group and a still image from video, right, of Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman sentenced to death in Jordan for her involvement in a 2005 terrorist attack on a hotel that killed 60 people. Jordan said Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 it is willing to swap the woman held on death row in Jordan for the Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group. (AP)

Jordan says it’s willing to make that swap but it’s not clear whether it would save the life of the Japanese hostage.

Despite Protests, Mexican Officials Declare Missing Students Dead

January 28, 2015
Relatives pose with portraits of the 43 missing students during a press conference in Mexico city, on January 27, 2015. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Parents of the students are accusing the government of trying to wrap up the investigation despite the many unanswered questions.

Russian Conservationist Optimistic About Tiger Repopulation

January 27, 2015
Zolushka, once orphaned, is now healthy and recolonizing a tigerless forest. She may prove to be the perfect model for saving Amur tigers. (Camera trap image of Zolushka courtesy of the Wildlife Conservation Society)

A young female tiger has been rehabilitated and released back into the wild, after she was found starving and frostbitten in 2012.

Kurds Claim Kobani, Syria

January 27, 2015
A shell explodes on November 13, 2014 in the Syrian city of Kobani, as seen from the Turkish border village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)

Aided by intense U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish fighters claim they’ve lifted a four-month siege by ISIS.

Revisiting The Story Of A Long-Silent Auschwitz Survivor

January 27, 2015
Holocaust survivor Leslie Schwartz displays a copy of his family tree. He was the only member of his family to be liberated from the Auschwitz death camp. (Julia Duba/Miami Herald)

On the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, we revisit our interview with Leslie Schwartz.

Anti-Austerity Gains Steam In Europe

January 27, 2015
Leader of Syriza left-wing party Alexis Tsipras speaks to his supporters outside Athens University Headquarters, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. A triumphant Alexis Tsipras told Greeks that his radical left Syriza party's win in Sunday's early general election meant an end to austerity and humiliation and that the country's regular and often fraught debt inspections were a thing of the past. (AP)

A leftist victory in Greece, and anti-austerity pushback across Europe. We’ll ask where this goes.

Bloom Of Arab Spring Fades In Egypt

January 26, 2015
Egyptian protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and marking the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising, on January 25, 2015 in the capital Cairo.

Protests in Egypt erupted on the fourth anniversary of the Arab Spring. Thanassis Cambanis’ new book explores why Egypt had a revolution and why it failed.

One Greek’s View On The Election

January 26, 2015
The world is waiting to see how Greece's new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras takes on the country's economic problems, but some locals don't believe he can deliver. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

Athens art gallery owner Christina Androulidaki says she’s not sure Alexis Tsipras can live up to his promises to renegotiate the bailout.

What’s The Future Of The Euro In Greece?

January 26, 2015
Newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has vowed to end austerity policies and renegotiate the country's debt, triggering questions about whether Greece will continue to use the Euro. (Danial Roland/AFP/Getty Images)

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax discusses the future of the euro in Greece and why the country would consider a different currency.

Obama And Modi Aim To Strengthen U.S.-India Ties

January 26, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama (center), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and Indian President Pranab Mukherjee (left) attend a reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, in New Delhi on January 26, 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

India political scholar Sumit Ganguly discusses the negotiations and the political climate shaped by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Obama Celebrates Republic Day In India

January 26, 2015
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) greets U.S. President Barack Obama as he arrives to attend India's Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

NPR’s Scott Horsley, who is traveling with the president, discusses the trip and why it’s getting some negative headlines in Pakistan.

Transition And Unease In The Arabian Peninsula

January 26, 2015
Yemeni protesters gather during a demonstration to show their support to Houthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.  (AP)

Yemen in turmoil, a new king in Saudi Arabia. We’ll look at what’s next for the Arabian Peninsula. Plus: the President’s trip to the Indian subcontinent.

PGA Champions Tour, Golf’s Senior Circuit, Turns 35

January 24, 2015
Hale Irwin just missed this put in 2014 at the 3M Championship in Blaine, Minnesota, but he's made plenty of others. His 45 Champions Tour wins are a record. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

After 35 years, the PGA’s Champions Tour is still extending older golfers’ careers. And this week, the tour announced a major business deal. OAG’s Doug Tribou talks with golf great Hale Irwin and others about the history and future of the tour.

Boyish Engineer-Turned-Protester Could Be Next Greek Prime Minister

January 23, 2015
Opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras leaves a news conference in Athens January 23, 2015. (MIlos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Greeks will elect a new government on Sunday, and the new prime minister could be a charismatic leftist named Alexis Tsipras.

Week In The News: State Of The Union, Yemen Crisis, 'DeflateGate'

January 23, 2015
A Cuban flag and an American flag stand in the press room during the second day of talks between U.S. and Cuban officials, in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP)

President Obama comes out swinging in his State of the Union. High level talks in Cuba. Japanese hostages. “American Sniper” controversy. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Co-Founder Of Harvard Negotiation Program: ‘Get To Yes With Yourself’

January 21, 2015
Delegations of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and former EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, sit around the negotiations table during their talks on Iran in Vienna, Austria Nov. 24, 2014. (Joe Klamar/AP)

Negotiation is likely a part of your daily life. Whether it’s with your spouse or your children, your boss or your colleagues — we all deal with conflict. So, what could get you to win-win solutions?

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