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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 08, 2013

EU-U.S. Trade: A Tale Of Two Farms

(Editor's note: U.S. and EU officials begin talks Monday on an ambitious free-trade agreement that promises to create thousands of new jobs and generate billions of dollars of new trade. But negotiators must overcome barriers created by cultural and philosophical differences over sectors like agriculture. One example, in Europe the cultivation of genetically modified crops is banned, while in the U.S., they are a central part of agricultural production. NPR's Jackie Northam visited a farm in Delaware and NPR's Eleanor Beardsley one in Burgundy, France, to look at just how deep-seated some of these differences are.)

By Jackie Northam and Eleanor Beardsley

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U.S. and EU officials begin talks Monday on a free-trade deal that could create thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in new trade, but major differences could make it tough to reach an accord.


BBC - Illinois Public Media News - July 06, 2013

Bolivia, Venezuela And Nicaragua Offer Snowden Asylum

By The British Broadcasting Corporation

Edward Snowden

The presidents of Nicaragua, Venezuela and Bolivia have indicated their countries could offer political asylum to US fugitive Edward Snowden.



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