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1:19pm

Sun June 10, 2012
Europe

An Olympic Task: Finding Good Food At The 2012 Games

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 5:43 pm

Vendors will serve 14 million meals during the Olympics, and critics are already panning the menu.
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When the 2012 Summer Olympics begin in July, a culinary starting gun will go off: Fourteen million meals will be prepared for spectators and athletes during the Olympic and Paralympic games in London.

The criticism is already pouring in.

Jacquelin Magnay, the Olympics editor at The Daily Telegraph wrote a recent article calling the food to be sold at Olympic venues "bland and over-priced." In response, an Olympic caterer sent her a custom bento box of gourmet delicacies.

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5:27am

Sun June 10, 2012
World

Pakistan Faces New Challenges Under Rising Tensions

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 1:50 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

Just when it seemed that the fractious between the U.S. and its ally Pakistan couldn't get worse, they have. Calls on Capitol Hill to scale back aid to Pakistan are getting louder. And in the last couple of days, Pakistani officials have derided comments by U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta who, on a recent trip to Kabul, said the U.S. was, quote, "reaching the limits of its patience with Pakistan."

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5:27am

Sun June 10, 2012
Europe

What's Next For Spain's Bailout Plan?

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 1:50 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

Europeans woke up this morning with a couple of big fundamental questions looming over them. Have they saved Spain? And if not, is the eurozone heading for collapse? After weeks of denial, the Spanish government finally admitted what pretty much everyone else already knew: The country's banks need a bailout. The Spanish haven't said how much they need. But eurozone finance ministers had a long conference call yesterday and agreed they'd lend Spain up to $125 billion.

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5:27am

Sun June 10, 2012
World

India Keeping Close Eye on Neighboring Pakistan

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 1:50 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now, let's turn to how the country sees its own neighbors, Afghanistan and India in particular. This past week, we asked people in the streets of Islamabad whether those two relationships, or the one with the United States is more important.

NISAR SHAH: (Through Translator) I think at this time the most important thing for Pakistan is to make peace with India and other countries in the region. Borders should be opened, economy should be strengthened, and we should get rid of arms race.

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5:27am

Sun June 10, 2012
World

What's The Role Of U.S. Aid In Pakistan

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 1:50 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Senator John Kerry is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. And he is a key U.S. liaison to Pakistan. We asked him how relations stand between the two countries.

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