McDonald's is super popular in Israel — the chain even offers potato-starch hamburger buns, like this one, that are kosher for Passover. But now McD's is fighting back against the Israeli health ministry's accusations that it's "junk food." Daniel Estrin for NPR hide caption

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McTeacher's Nights: Teachers Unions Say No To School Fundraisers

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The Arc de Triomphe is visible behind a McDonald's restaurant on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France. The nation is now McDonald's second-biggest market, but one historic neighborhood known as "the belly of Paris" has pledged to keep it out. Alastair Miller/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A Battle Royale To Keep McDonald's Out Of Historic Food Hub In Paris

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Under a new global structure, McDonald's is grouping markets in Germany where a new McDonald's Flagship Restaurant opened in March, with other high-performing countries such as Australia and Canada. Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images hide caption

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McDonald's says that same-store sales in its U.S. locations dropped nearly 5 percent in November, continuing a downward trend. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Mac Whacked: McDonald's U.S. Sales Continue To Slide

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