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6:20 am
Sun March 2, 2014

'Frozen' Success Gives Norway A Potential Tourism Boost

Originally published on Sun March 2, 2014 10:30 am

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JACKI LYDEN, HOST:

Tonight are the Oscars, of course, which will be hosted by the musician and actor Common. One film that's up for a couple of different Oscars is Disney's box-office animated hit "Frozen," which has nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. It's not only the folks at Disney who are hoping for a win tonight, there's also a country full of people who will be taking note.

Reporter Sidsel Overgaard explains.

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History
6:20 am
Sun March 2, 2014

Carnaval In Recife: Long History, Interesting Future

Originally published on Sun March 2, 2014 10:30 am

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JACKI LYDEN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Jacki Lyden. It's Carnaval in Brazil - that time of the year when people take to the streets and celebrate before the austerity of Lent begins. And while you may think the Rio de Janeiro when you think of Carnaval, we're going to take you north to Recife. It's considered one of the most diverse carnivals in Brazil. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports from Recife.

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World
6:20 am
Sun March 2, 2014

An Ambassador's Take On Ukraine's Tenuous Situation

Originally published on Sun March 2, 2014 10:30 am

Michael McFaul just returned from a dramatic two years as U.S. ambassador to Russia. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks him about the situation in Ukraine and Russia's response.

World
6:20 am
Sun March 2, 2014

Crimean Peninsula Remains Tense But Largely Quiet

Originally published on Sun March 2, 2014 10:30 am

For many in Crimea's capital, Simferopol, it's reassuring to hear that Russian forces now control the region's most strategic assets.

World
6:20 am
Sun March 2, 2014

Russian Troops Move Toward Ukraine's Crimea Region

Originally published on Sun March 2, 2014 10:30 am

President Vladimir Putin has been granted the right to use military force in Crimea by that region's leader. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with New York Times' Steven Lee Myers in Moscow.

Movie Interviews
6:20 am
Sun March 2, 2014

'These Birds Walk': The Story Of Pakistan's Runaway Children

Originally published on Sun March 2, 2014 10:30 am

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Europe
4:12 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

U.N. Attempting To Find Diplomatic Solutions In Ukraine

Originally published on Sat March 1, 2014 6:08 pm

The standoff in Crimea is increasing in intensity and has become a focal point of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Host Arun Rath talks to NPR's Michele Kelemen about the diplomatic efforts to resolve the standoff in the region.

Europe
4:12 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Ukraine's Temporary Government Strained By Ongoing Tensions

Originally published on Sat March 1, 2014 6:08 pm

The brand new government in Ukraine is struggling to respond to the crisis in Crimea. Host Arun Rath talks to NPR's Emily Harris in Kiev about the continuing tensions in the region.

Europe
4:12 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Russia Approves Troop Action In Ukraine

Originally published on Sat March 1, 2014 6:08 pm

Russia's upper house of parliament voted Saturday to allow President Vladimir Putin to send Russian troops into Ukraine. Host Arun Rath talks to NPR's Corey Flintoff for the latest from Moscow.

The Two-Way
1:03 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Knife Gang Attacks China Rail Station, Killing Dozens

Picture taken by mobile phone on Saturday shows luggage scattered inside the Kunming Railway Station in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Lin Yiguang Xinhua/Landov

Originally published on Sat March 1, 2014 10:02 pm

This post was updated at 9:20 p.m. ET.

A gang of 10 knife-wielding men killed at least 29 people and wounded 130 others at a train station in southern China in what the government is describing as a "violent terror attack," Xinhua News Agency reports.

Four of the assailants were also killed by police, reports the Associated Press. One suspect was arrested.

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