Worldview: August 17, 2016 | WBEZ
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Russian Troop Movements Into Crimea, Uber Gives Up On China And Hot New Music From Brazil

On today's show:

  • Russia claimed it foiled a terrorist attack by Ukrainian government forces. Ukraine denies the plot, saying the accusation only serves to justify large Russian troop movements into the region. We discuss the brewing crisis.
  • Uber was unable to win over the Chinese market. After $2 billion in losses, it sold its remaining shares to local rival Didi. Leslie Hook tells us what went wrong
  • The Olympics in Rio are winding down, but you can still enjoy some Brazilian culture. Tony Sarabia drops by with some new, hot music from Brazil.

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