A student in Pamplona, holding a sign in the Basque language, protests cuts Thursday in education and other public services by the government. Spain's financial position is weakening and there are fears the country will need a bailout. Alvaro Barrientos/AP hide caption

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Battered Spanish Economy Nears Tipping Point

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Central Bank President Warns That Euro Is Unstable

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The names of Jeffrey Katz's family members are depicted on "stumbling stones" in Lembeck, Germany. His relatives owned a home on the property near the stones, before they were evicted in 1942. Jeffrey Katz/NPR hide caption

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Americans Don't Fare Well Early In French Open

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Brass bricks known as Stolperstein, or "stumbling stones," in front of a home in Raesfeld, Germany, where five members of a single family were forcibly removed by the Nazis. Across Germany, the stones commemorate the millions of victims of the Nazi regime. Jeffrey Katz/NPR hide caption

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Stumbling Upon Mini Memorials To Holocaust Victims

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Tour Companies Struggle To Book Greece Trips

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The Spanish bank Bankia in Madrid has asked the government to inject $24 billion. The European Commission is proposing a "banking union" to help eurozone governments rescue banks. Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Listen To NPR's Martin Kaste Report On Flame For 'Morning Edition'

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Spain's Retail Sales Drop Amid Belt Tightening

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Irish To Vote On Stricter Budgetary Rules

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Spyros Gianniotis started the Olympic torch relay at the ancient site of Olympia earlier this month. Greece hasn't won an Olympic medal in swimming since 1896 — something Gianniotis hopes to change in London. Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Swimmer Vies To Bring Olympic Joy Home To Greece

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11 Nations Expel Syrian Diplomats After Massacre

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Two police officers in Mirandola try to comfort a woman after today's earthquake in Northern Italy. Pierre Teyssot /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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