'Friends' gains popularity with Syrian millennials, an arrest at Chinese telecom giant Huawei, Gaelic singer Christine Primrose

December 06, 2018

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The iconic couch and other props from the fictitious Central Perk Coffee Shop used in the TV show "Friends" are set up in a store-front in the SoHo section of New York Sept. 15, 2014. 


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The surprising arrest of an executive at a Chinese telecom giant. The reason for the arrest remains a mystery. Also, an Italian radio station is running a competition to find the next big stars of TV and movie dubbing. Plus, a Gaelic singer is about to be awarded an honor from the Queen for her contribution to Scottish music and culture. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Ascend
Artist: Minco Eggersman & Theodoor Borger & Mathias Eick
Label: Butler Records
Artist: Gaye Su Akyol
Label: Glitterbeat Records
Artist: Black Masala
Label: Black Masala Music
Artist: Christine Primrose
Label: Temple Records
Artist: Christine Primrose
Label: Temple Records

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