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Africa
2:18 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Sudan Declares State Of Emergency

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 3:33 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And let's turn now to Africa and a story we'll be following this week. Sudan has declared a state of emergency along its border with South Sudan, the new country there, further raising fears that these two nations are heading toward all-out war. Earlier this month, South Sudan invaded and briefly occupied Sudan's main oil field. This followed aerial bombardments of South Sudan's border regions by the Sudanese air force.

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Middle East
2:18 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Egypt Recalls Its Ambassador From Saudi Arabia

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 4:03 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Egypt has made a request to Saudi Arabia. In effect: Please, send your ambassador back here to Cairo. The Saudis recalled their ambassador over the weekend, exposing tension in one of the most important relationships in the Arab world. The Saudis have the most money. Egypt has the most people.

NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports from Cairo, on what they do now.

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Business
2:18 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Business News

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 4:30 am

The International Labor Organization issued a report Monday warning that austerity measures imposed in many countries are hurting the job market, as well as failing to effectively reduce deficits. The major European economies received the brunt of the report's criticism. The report predicts a 3 percent rise in the global unemployment rate for 2012.

Sports
2:18 am
Mon April 30, 2012

NBA Playoffs: First Round Is Action Packed

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 3:45 am

Teams in the NBA playoff have begun their quest to be the champion. The headline story of the weekend: Chicago superstar Derrick Rose is out with a torn knee ligament.

Business
2:18 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Eurozone Residents Strike Back At Austerity Measures

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 4:52 am

Steve Inskeep talks to John Peet, Europe Editor of The Economist about eurozone economies, and the backlash against austerity measures.

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