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Europe
3:13 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Greece Cracks Down On Longtime Tax Evasion Problem

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 3:19 pm

Greeks don't trust their own state to give them good services, so for decades they have evaded taxes. Now the new leftist government says it will crack down on rich tax evaders to bring in revenue to pay back state debts.

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Middle East
3:13 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Saudi Arabian Airstrikes Create Dangerous Situation In Yemen

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 3:19 pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Farea Al-Muslimi, who is reporting for NPR in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa and is also a visiting scholar with the Carnegie Foundation. He describes how the fighting in Yemen has created a humanitarian crisis inside the country.

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Politics
3:13 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Analysts Divided Over Obama's Diplomatic Gamble On Iran

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 3:19 pm

Even before he won the White House in 2008, President Obama discussed redefining the U.S. relationship with Iran. So a potential nuclear deal with Iran might fit into Obama's broader foreign policy vision.

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Iraq
3:13 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Iraqi Forces Make Advances In Tikrit, Prime Minister Says

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 3:19 pm

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The Two-Way
2:31 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Lufthansa Says It Knew Of Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz's Depression

Andreas Lubitz competes in the Airportrun in Hamburg, Germany, on Sept. 13, 2009. Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot, is believed to have deliberately crashed his plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps last week.
Michael Mueller AP

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who appears to have deliberately crashed his aircraft into the French Alps last week, had informed Lufthansa in 2009 of a "serious depressive episode," the German airline said in a statement.

Lufthansa says a note about a "previous depressive episode" was found in email Lubitz apparently sent to the Lufthansa flight school when he resumed his training after a months-long interruption.

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