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Legendary Chocolatiers Leave War-Torn Syria For Hungary

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In Hungary, Thousands Of Demonstrators Protest 'Slave Law'

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Demonstrators protesting against recent legislative measures introduced by the government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stand outside parliament on Dec. 16, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images hide caption

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Protests Grip Hungary In Response To Overtime Measure That Critics Call A 'Slave Law'

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In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, a child waits in line at a migrant reception center in Brussels. Belgian migration minister Theo Francken said on Thursday he wants no part of a United Nations pact on safe and orderly migration, an international deal that has pushed Belgium's government to the brink of collapse. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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A U.N. Migration Pact Is Dividing Europe — And Has Become Fodder For Nationalists

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Aegean Rebreath founder George Sarelakos (center) hands a netted bag of marine litter to volunteers on the main pier of the Greek island of Poros. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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Meet Greece's Marine Trash Collectors Diving To Keep Their Sea Beautiful

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The European Union Hopes To Ban Single-Use Plastic By 2021

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Liliana Czegledi holds a photo of her daughter, Ioana, at her home in the village of Sînandrei in western Romania. Ioana was just shy of her 10th birthday when she died of complications from measles. She could not be vaccinated because she had a compromised immune system. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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The Story Behind The Worst Measles Outbreak In The European Union

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Magic "is beautiful and dangerous — it is a fight between good and evil," says third-generation witch Mihaela Minca. A 2014 survey found that in Romania, one in five people believe witches have powers. Joanna Kakissis for NPR/NPR hide caption

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In The Land Of Dracula, Witches Work As 'Life Coaches' Of The Supernatural

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EU Member States Probe 2 High-Profile Murders Of Journalists

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German Police Arrest Suspect In Rape And Killing Of Bulgarian TV Journalist

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Concerns Grow Over China's Influence On European Ports

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Chinese Firms Now Hold Stakes In Over A Dozen European Ports

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A man sits draped in a rainbow flag in a nightclub in Bucharest, Romania on Sunday after learning election results. A referendum to redefine marriage as between a man and a woman failed to attract the minimum number of voters and the result was invalidated. Andreea Alexandru/AP hide caption

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Romanian Referendum To Ban Same-Sex Marriage Fails

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A Romanian Christian-Orthodox nun votes at a polling station in the village of Branesti, Romania, in a referendum to change the constitutional definition of "family", on October 6, 2018. Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Referendum To Change Macedonia's Name Falls Short Of Voter Requirement

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