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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-28 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

NATO says it's getting out of Libya on Monday, even as the search for Gaddhafi's fugutive son continues; after six years of renovation work, Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre re-opens; after more than a decade's run, Newslink signs off for good as DW shifts resources to TV and the web.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-28 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

NATO says it's getting out of Libya on Monday, even as the search for Gaddhafi's fugutive son continues; after six years of renovation work, Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre re-opens; after more than a decade's run, Newslink signs off for good as DW shifts resources to TV and the web.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-27 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

World markets are pleased with the Eurozone debt deal - EU citizens aren't so sure; Scots are still looking to get their country out of the United Kingdom; Kim Jong Il's grandson starts school...in Bosnia.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-27 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

World markets are pleased with the Eurozone debt deal - EU citizens aren't so sure; Scots are still looking to get their country out of the United Kingdom; Kim Jong Il's grandson starts school...in Bosnia.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-26 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

At a meeting in Brussels, EU leaders strike a deal to bolster the eurozone rescue fund and recapitalize banks - but Greek debt still looms as a problem; a new book causes a sensation in Poland by exposing Nazi collaborators; An artist hopes to walk across Europe, paying his way by selling sketches.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-26 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

At a meeting in Brussels, EU leaders strike a deal to bolster the eurozone rescue fund and recapitalize banks - but Greek debt still looms as a problem; a new book causes a sensation in Poland by exposing Nazi collaborators; An artist hopes to walk across Europe, paying his way by selling sketches.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-25 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Italy is under the gun as it struggles to pass an economic reform package before Wednesday's Eurozone crisis summit; Tunisians hand a good result to a moderate Islamist party in the country's first free elections; Immigrant women in Germany learn to ride bicycles.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-25 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Italy is under the gun as it struggles to pass an economic reform package before Wednesday's Eurozone crisis summit; Tunisians hand a good result to a moderate Islamist party in the country's first free elections; Immigrant women in Germany learn to ride bicycles.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-24 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

States across Europe are still coming to grips with the eurozone crisis as the lastest in a series of 'last-ditch' meetings looms on Wedesday; Wikileaks is nearly out of money and is having trouble raising more; around a hundred people, including one Australian reporter, learn the German dialect Kölsch in Cologne.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-24 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

States across Europe are still coming to grips with the eurozone crisis as the lastest in a series of 'last-ditch' meetings looms on Wedesday; Wikileaks is nearly out of money and is having trouble raising more; around a hundred people, including one Australian reporter, learn the German dialect Kölsch in Cologne.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-21 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

The weekend's vaunted eurozone crisis summit looks more likely to turn into a footnote as Germany and France can't agree on a common policy; Tunisians head to the polls to elect a national assembly; Europe marks Franz Liszts's 200th birthday.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-21 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

The weekend's vaunted eurozone crisis summit looks more likely to turn into a footnote as Germany and France can't agree on a common policy; Tunisians head to the polls to elect a national assembly; Europe marks Franz Liszts's 200th birthday.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-20 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Europe and the world reacts as rebels kill former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi; Catalonians have a tough choice to make in upcoming elections in Spain; Turkey's expands its military incursion into Iraq.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-20 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Europe and the world reacts as rebels kill former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi; Catalonians have a tough choice to make in upcoming elections in Spain; Turkey's expands its military incursion into Iraq.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-19 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Turkey sends troops into Northern Iraq after Kurdish rebels based there carry out dozens of coordinated attacks in Turkey; demonstrations in Athens turn violent ahead of a vote on new austerity measures in parliament; an aging Germany struggles to keep up with demand for elder care workers.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-19 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Turkey sends troops into Northern Iraq after Kurdish rebels based there carry out dozens of coordinated attacks in Turkey; demonstrations in Athens turn violent ahead of a vote on new austerity measures in parliament; an aging Germany struggles to keep up with demand for elder care workers.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-18 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Israelis and Palestinians are jubliant over the exchange which freed IDF soldier Gilad Shalit and over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners; An amazing machine aims to 'print' blood vessels, skin and muscle tissue; Kosovo aims to up its reputation as a wine-producing country.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-18 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Israelis and Palestinians are jubliant over the exchange which freed IDF soldier Gilad Shalit and over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners; An amazing machine aims to 'print' blood vessels, skin and muscle tissue; Kosovo aims to up its reputation as a wine-producing country.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-17 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

As a special summit on the future of the eurozone approaches, Europe's leaders still haven't settled on a plan to save their shared currency; Occupy Wall Street-style protests sweep Europe; Artisanal cheesemakers descend on Italy for the Slow Food movement's bi-annual Cheese convention.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-17 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

As a special summit on the future of the eurozone approaches, Europe's leaders still haven't settled on a plan to save their shared currency; Occupy Wall Street-style protests sweep Europe; Artisanal cheesemakers descend on Italy for the Slow Food movement's bi-annual Cheese convention.…

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2011-10-14 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 55s

Coming up on the program... 1. Britain’s defence secretary resigns 2. Italy’s Prime Minister survives confidence vote 3. Europe's first Stone Age Restaurant opens in Berlin…

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2011-10-14 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 55s

Coming up on the program... 1. Britain’s defence secretary resigns 2. Italy’s Prime Minister survives confidence vote 3. Europe's first Stone Age Restaurant opens in Berlin…

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Newslink Plus: Download Newslink Plus 14 Oct

2011-10-13 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 55s

Coming up on the program... 1. Slovakia approves expanding the EU bailout fund...but at what cost? 2. Rail bombs increase fears of left-wing attacks in Berlin… 3.A new museum opens its doors in Italy dedicated to ancient musical instruments…

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Newslink Plus: Download Newslink Plus 14 Oct

2011-10-13 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 55s

Coming up on the program... 1. Slovakia approves expanding the EU bailout fund...but at what cost? 2. Rail bombs increase fears of left-wing attacks in Berlin… 3.A new museum opens its doors in Italy dedicated to ancient musical instruments…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-12 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

The Slovakian government is in disarray after a vote to approve the euro bailout fund failed; Three attempted arson attacks are averted in Berlin; And conservationists in Italy fear the eurozone debt crisis is costing the country its beauty.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-12 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

The Slovakian government is in disarray after a vote to approve the euro bailout fund failed; Three attempted arson attacks are averted in Berlin; And conservationists in Italy fear the eurozone debt crisis is costing the country its beauty.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-11 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 55s

Greeks face an uncertain future, even despite assurance that Athens will receive its next bailout installment; The German state of Bavaria admits to using Trojan horse software to spy on citizens; and the EU reacts with dismay to the jailing of Ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-11 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 55s

Greeks face an uncertain future, even despite assurance that Athens will receive its next bailout installment; The German state of Bavaria admits to using Trojan horse software to spy on citizens; and the EU reacts with dismay to the jailing of Ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-07 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Three women who've fought for human rights in developing nations win the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize; Europe sees another day of downgrades as British and Portuguese banks, as well as Spanish and Italian government bonds get their ratings cut; French feminists take aim at a long-standing societal disadvantage: the word 'madamoiselle'.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-07 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Three women who've fought for human rights in developing nations win the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize; Europe sees another day of downgrades as British and Portuguese banks, as well as Spanish and Italian government bonds get their ratings cut; French feminists take aim at a long-standing societal disadvantage: the word 'madamoiselle'.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-06 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Cash-strapped NATO defense ministers talk Afghanistan and Libya in Brussels; German Chancellor Angela Merkel tries to reassure Europe's banks that they can rely on government support for emergency capital; Poles prepare to head to the polls to elect a new parliament.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-10-06 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Cash-strapped NATO defense ministers talk Afghanistan and Libya in Brussels; German Chancellor Angela Merkel tries to reassure Europe's banks that they can rely on government support for emergency capital; Poles prepare to head to the polls to elect a new parliament.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-05 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Italy's credit rating is downgraded in the latest sign of Eurozone apocalypse; Russia's small parties call for a boycott of parliamentary elections; Czechs re-erect a monument to US President Woodrow Wilson.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-05 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Italy's credit rating is downgraded in the latest sign of Eurozone apocalypse; Russia's small parties call for a boycott of parliamentary elections; Czechs re-erect a monument to US President Woodrow Wilson.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-04 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

A major Franco-Belgian bank, Dexia, is in free-fall as investors flee from rumors of massive exposure to Greek debt; an EU court ruling may change the face of funding for professional sports; A dancing, dancing, dancing machine hopes to raise money for Burma.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-04 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

A major Franco-Belgian bank, Dexia, is in free-fall as investors flee from rumors of massive exposure to Greek debt; an EU court ruling may change the face of funding for professional sports; A dancing, dancing, dancing machine hopes to raise money for Burma.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-03 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 55s

Greece's missed debt reduction target sends the Eurozone back to the drawing board; Amanda Knox is freed in Italy after being acquitted on appeal; Germany celebrates 21 years of reunification.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-10-03 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 55s

Greece's missed debt reduction target sends the Eurozone back to the drawing board; Amanda Knox is freed in Italy after being acquitted on appeal; Germany celebrates 21 years of reunification.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-09-30 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Germany moves to rid the agency that administers the Stasi secret police archive of former Stasi members; As its neighbors get even tougher on nuclear power, the Czech Republic is expanding its capacity; Italy frowns at the opening of Ben-Hur: the musical in Rome.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-09-30 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Germany moves to rid the agency that administers the Stasi secret police archive of former Stasi members; As its neighbors get even tougher on nuclear power, the Czech Republic is expanding its capacity; Italy frowns at the opening of Ben-Hur: the musical in Rome.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-09-28 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso calls for a central government for Europe to save the Euro; Kurdish parties end their boycott of the Turkish parliament, raising hopes of a breakthrough in their conflict with Ankara; young Iraqi musicians take part in Germany's Beethovenfest.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-09-28 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso calls for a central government for Europe to save the Euro; Kurdish parties end their boycott of the Turkish parliament, raising hopes of a breakthrough in their conflict with Ankara; young Iraqi musicians take part in Germany's Beethovenfest.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-09-27 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Greece's prime minister comes to Berlin to convince political and business leaders that his country can turn its economy around - with their help; It's back-to-school season, and French teachers are on strike; Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi comes under fire from the Catholic Church.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-09-27 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Greece's prime minister comes to Berlin to convince political and business leaders that his country can turn its economy around - with their help; It's back-to-school season, and French teachers are on strike; Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi comes under fire from the Catholic Church.…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-09-26 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 54s

Spain is headed for new elections as the Prime Minister dissolves parliament; DW religion correspondent John Berwick reckons the Pope delivered a stinging rebuke to the German Catholic Church in parting remarks; Georgia comes into its own as a wine exporter - with help from a Russian boycott.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-07-16
Length: 54m 0s

Libya's opposition gets a boost as a host of countries recognize them as the legitimate government of the country - and agree to turn over frozen assets to them; Monaco is beset with rumors that its new royal marriage has gone sour; German fans are disapp…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-07-15
Length: 53m 46s

After five soldiers die in Afghanistan, France's usually triumphant Bastille Day military parades take on a somber tone; Greece reels from another downgrading of its bond rating; Turks are aghast as a string of soccer clubs are embroiled in a match-fixing…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-07-14
Length: 55m 7s

Rupert Murdoch calls off News Corp's bid to buy BSkyB after Britain's parties agree they deplore the actions of his newspapers; The Turkish government wins a vote of confidence in parliament, but faces more trouble in Kurdistan; A 284-year-old Vivaldi ope…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-07-13
Length: 53m 56s

Italy's debt fears worsen as Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi fails to reassure the nation he's got a plan to help; Wikileaks' Julian Assange tries a subtler approach in his effort to avoid extradition to Sweden; German women's national soccer team coach …

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-07-12
Length: 54m 4s

Eurozone ministers fret over Italy's growing debt problems, fearing it could go the way of Greece; Despite shutting down the embattled tabloid News of the World, News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch faces renewed scrutiny of his proposed deal to buy a major TV bro…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-07-09
Length: 54m 3s

Israel has blocked the arrival of pro-Palestinian activists attempting to enter the country as part of a so-called “fly-tilla”. Also, Italy’s controversial prime minster now insists that he wanted no part in NATO’s air war against Libya. And, we’ll hear w…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-07-08
Length: 54m 3s

A telephone wiretapping scandal in Great Britain has led to the closure of the UK’s largest – and oldest – tabloid newspaper. Also, the European Central Bank is raising interest rates to keep inflation in check in the eurozone. And, after more than a year…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-07-07
Length: 54m 1s

Despite efforts to save its economy, a major ratings agency has downgraded Portugal to junk status. Meanwhile, Germany’s economic success is raising billions of euros in unexpected tax revenue. And, there were long faces in Munich on Wednesday after the 2…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-07-06
Length: 54m 2s

A court in the Hague has ruled that the Netherlands should be held responsible for the deaths of Moslem men in Srebrenica. Also, Spanish activists are using highly unconventional means to prevent homes from being repossessed. And, here in Germany, a const…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-07-05
Length: 53m 59s

French Socialists are trying to distance themselves from a possible presidential candidacy by Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Also, an accused Serb war criminal refuses to accept the validity of an international tribunal to try him. And, NATO and the Kremlin appe…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-07-02
Length: 56m 59s

After Washington announced plans to reduce US troop strength in Afghanistan, Berlin is preparing to follow suit. Also, for the next month Germany will be chairing the UN Security Council. And, the European Union presidency has passed from one former commu…

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2011-06-29
Length: 55m 0s

Coming up on the program... 1. NATO marks 3 months of airstrikes against Libya… 2. Germany signs business deals with China worth billions 3. Belgians fed up with being Belgian…

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2011-06-28
Length: 10m 45s

Coming up on the program... 1. The international Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Muammar Gaddafi 2. Slovenia marks the 20th anniversary of war of independence… Womens’ Soccer World Cup in full Swing here in Germany……

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-06-25
Length: 54m 1s

An Italian banker is set to take the reins at the European Central Bank; Airbus cruises ahead of Boeing after doing big business at the Paris Air Show; The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup is about to kick off in Berlin.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-06-24
Length: 53m 59s

Europe reacts well to US plans to draw down troop numbers in Afghanistan; Dutch right-wing firebrand Geert Wilders is acquitted of inciting racial hatred; The Colosseum finds a new patron for its restoration.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-06-23
Length: 54m 1s

China releases dissident artist Ai Weiwei from prison days before Premier Wen Jiabao's trip to Europe; Italians demonstrate ever more vociferously against the government of Silvio Berlusconi; Computer scientists in Bologna take their love of handmade past…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-06-22
Length: 53m 43s

Greece's govenment survives a late-night confidence vote in parliament but has a way to go in winning over the Greek public; Germany and Poland's cabinets meet in a show of bilateral solidarity; Turkey's LGBT community makes slow progress toward full lega…

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Newslink Plus: News and information from the heart of Europe

2011-06-21
Length: 53m 57s

Bailout talks between eurozone leaders and Greece push on, with creditor countries insisting Athens must stay the austerity course; A Corsican nationalist is found guilty of killing a prominent French magistrate; Britain struggles with cyber security.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-06-18
Length: 54m 3s

Greece has a new finance minister, who’s faced with the unenviable challenge of trying to avert economic catastrophe. Also, Ankara is growing impatient with Damascus after 10,000 Syrian refugees have fled across the Turkish border. And, an expert on al Qa…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-06-17
Length: 54m 1s

NATO members France and Britain are beginning to buckle under the weight of the costly military intervention in Libya. Also, the Spanish government is seeking reconciliation between the sides that fought in the civil war that ended over 70 years ago. And,…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-06-16
Length: 54m 3s

NATO is in a quandary over how to deal with the situation in Libya after air support alone has failed to oust Moammar Gadhafi. Also, a French commission fears the danger of mass suicides by cult members who believe the world will end late next year. And, …

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-06-15
Length: 53m 53s

Germany’s foreign minister is in the Middle East, where he warned Arab leaders against unilaterally declaring a Palestinian state. Also, French lawmakers are up in arms over Air France’s plans to buy US-made airliners. And, time is running out for Eurozon…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-06-14
Length: 54m 3s

Germany has recognized the Libyan opposition as the legitimate government of the northern African nation. Also, Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been handed a humiliating defeat in a nationwide referendum. And, a London economist offers his op…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-06-11
Length: 53m 46s

The international Red Cross is demanding free access to Syria after nine more people were killed by government forces on Friday. Also, the source of Germany’s deadly E.coli epidemic appears finally to have been found. And, Italians from northern Italy thi…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-06-10
Length: 54m 2s

Addressing NATO leaders in Brussels, the US Secretary of Defense has warned against abandoning Afghanistan. Also, nationwide strikes in Greece are underscoring the country’s opposition to painful austerity measures. And, Italy has announced plans to hoist…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-06-09
Length: 54m 4s

Turkey is preparing to deal with a dramatic rise in the number of refugees fleeing across the Syrian border. Also, OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna have unexpectedly refused to increase the cartel’s output in order to lower global oil prices. And, at …

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-06-08
Length: 53m 58s

European Union officials are preparing to aid produce farmers suffering financially from the still unsolved E.coli epidemic in Germany. Also, Russia’s prime minister is promoting a new political organization to benefit the country, while simultaneously be…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-06-07
Length: 1h 9m 45s

The search for the source of the deadly EHEC epidemic continues as another vegetable is removed from the list of suspects. Also, Australia’s foreign minister comments on Berlin’s decision to ban nuclear power. And the economically-battered nation of Portu…

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2011-06-04
Length: 28m 12s

Coming up on the program... 1. Former Bosnian Serb general faces genocide charges 2. German church tries to put three religions under one roof 3. "Greeters" show visitors the other side of the French capital…

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2011-06-03
Length: 17m 18s

Coming up on the program... 1. Russia bans European veggies 2. UK criticism of soccer's world governing body 3. U.S. war on drugs a big failure, one group says…

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2011-06-02
Length: 51m 41s

Coming up on the program... 1. French Farmers face worst drought in 100 years 2. How corrupt is soccer's world governing body? 3. Former Bosnian Serb commander set to face Hague court on charges of genocide…

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2011-06-01
Length: 55m 11s

Coming up on the program... 1. Iran puts German chancellor in holding pattern 2. Do cell phones cause cancer? 3. Why France and Germany are worlds apart when it comes to nuclear energy…

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2011-05-31
Length: 39m 23s

Coming up on the program... 1. Germany announces nuclear shutdown date 2. Italian PM gets a thumbs down in local elections 3. Political earthquake in Latvia…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-05-28
Length: 57m 15s

The G8 summit has ended with pledges of financial support for fledgling democracies in the Middle East and northern Africa. Also, NATO members France and Britain are raising the military stakes in Libya; some say out of desperation. And, prosecutors at an…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-05-27
Length: 53m 57s

One of the world’s most wanted war crimes suspects has been arrested in Serbia and will now stand trial in the Hague. Also, the leaders of the world’s most industrialized nations are meeting in northern France at the annual G8 summit. And, we’ll hear from…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-05-26
Length: 54m 0s

Spain’s governing Socialist Party is threatened with a complete political meltdown less than a year ahead of a general election. Also, Italy finds itself in the midst of a new protest movement; the country’s hearing impaired are demanding their own langua…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-05-25
Length: 54m 1s

The US president was guest of honor at a state dinner in Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening, hosted by the British queen. Also, Turkey has taken on a new role as mediator, inviting Libyan anti-government rebels for peace talks. And, some participants at…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-05-24
Length: 54m 1s

US President Barack Obama has begun a six-day trip to Europe with a stop-over to visit family in Ireland. Also, the race is on for the position just vacated by Dominique Strauss-Kahn as head of the IMF. And, promoting tourism might be one way to help solv…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-05-21
Length: 54m 1s

With unemployment at 20 percent, Spain’s major political parties expect a voter backlash in this weekend’s local elections. Also, the UN is considering a legal requirement for all ships to offer aid to refugees fleeing across the Mediterranean. And, the v…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-05-20
Length: 53m 59s

US President Barack Obama has declared his support for Arab democracy and a return to Israel’s 1967 borders. Also, charged with sex crimes, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released from a New York prison after posting millions of dollars in bail. And, in …

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-05-19
Length: 54m 0s

Russian politics remains just as inscrutable after a presidential press conference as it was before. Also, Ukrainian feminists are demanding equal rights for women by wearing flowers in their hair and taking off their clothes. And, in France people are mo…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-05-18
Length: 54m 1s

The French Socialist Party is in disarray, looking for a new candidate for next year’s presidential election. Also, after a long and extremely difficult history, the people of Ireland are welcoming the British queen to their country. And, Silvio Berluscon…

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2011-05-17
Length: 53m 56s

The International Criminal Court is considering charging Moammar Gadhafi with crimes against humanity. Also, Germany’s pattern of recent weapons exports is coming under closer scrutiny in light of unrest in the Middle East and northern Africa. And, with t…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-05-14
Length: 54m 1s

The UN is warning that at least 850 people have died since anti-government violence erupted in Syria. Also, environmental activists in Russia are desperately trying to prevent the destruction of a forest near Moscow. And, Osama bin Laden is dead, but that…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-05-13
Length: 53m 50s

A 91-year-old Ukrainian-born man who spent most of his life in the US has been convicted by a Munich court of committing Nazi war crimes. Also, rebuilding has begun in the southern Spanish town of Lorca after it was rocked by a deadly earthquake on Wednes…

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2011-05-12
Length: 53m 55s

The European Union is concerned that financial troubles in Greece are making economic waves that could swamp Spain. Also, anti-austerity protests in Athens turned violent on Wednesday, as talks were underway to save the Greek economy. And, European leader…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-05-11
Length: 53m 50s

Germany’s political landscape is becoming markedly younger as a new generation takes over the junior coalition partner. Also, in a high-profile case, Europe’s top human rights court has ruled that freedom of the press is more important than an individual’…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-05-10
Length: 54m 0s

Zagreb is apparently getting serious about corruption as a former Croatian prime minister is extradited from Austria. Also, Tunisian refugees say they’re willing to return home from France, but only at a price. And, rumors of Greece dropping the Euro as i…

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2011-01-21
Length: 55m 12s

Coming up on the program... 1. Moslem integration in Britain 2. How much press freedom is there in Italy? 3. France seeks Ben Ali's family riches…

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2011-01-20
Length: 55m 11s

Coming up on the program... 1. The new head of the EU’s rotating presidency without any friends. We'll tell you why... 2. Do Switzerland’s citizens see their banks in a whole new light? 3. Fighting right-wing extremism on German soccer field…

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2011-01-19
Length: 55m 12s

Coming up on the program... 1. Did Bloggers in Tunesia topple government? 2. Germany and France hold on to their wallets in Brussels 3. German rocker turns musical star in Berlin…

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2011-01-18
Length: 54m 50s

Coming up on the program... 1. Will Irish Prime Minister survive confidence vote Tuesday? 2. Will EU finance ministers dig deep into their pockets in Brussels? 3. Visiting a Lithuanian Devil museum.…

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2011-01-15
Length: 53m 50s

Tunisia's future is wide open as their president of more than two decades flees amid mounting protests; Pope John Paul II gets fast-tracked for sanctification as one of his 'miracles' is certified; Berlin gets a new Stasi museum.…

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2011-01-14
Length: 53m 59s

A new corruption trial could be in store for Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi after high court judges void an immunity law; With a sour economy, Greeks learn to love bartering; German soccer re-emerges from its winter break as the Bundesliga resumes.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-01-13
Length: 53m 59s

Haitians the world over mourn their loved ones a year on from the earthquake there; Dutch authorities want to get Amsterdam prostitutes to start paying their taxes; A Czech midwife is on trial after a home birth goes awry.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-01-12
Length: 52m 52s

Hungarian artists go to Brussels to raise awareness of their fight against a new media law back home; German carmakers hope to make a big splash at the Detroit auto show; An American victim of mistaken identity fights for justice after being assaulted by …

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2011-01-11
Length: 53m 15s

ETA says it's ready to give up violence...but not its guns; Britain's Jack Straw takes heat for saying Pakistani men are preying on underage white girls across the UK; With Athens in a financial mess, Greeks head for Istanbul to find work.…

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2011-01-08
Length: 54m 1s

Apparently bowing to international criticism, Hungary is now willing to tone down its new laws limiting press freedom. Also, the prime ministers of Greece and Turkey are demonstrating an unusual degree of very public accord between the two ancient adversa…

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2011-01-07
Length: 54m 1s

French carmaker Renault is accusing three of its top executives of selling company secrets to competitors. Also, a dioxin poison scandal is threatening the existence of thousands of German livestock farmers. And, Thursday is Christmas Eve for Coptic Chris…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-01-06
Length: 53m 26s

Belgium may have a government soon. It’s been a country without one since last spring. Also, French leftwing intellectuals are calling on the world to leave the disputed president of Ivory Coast in power. And, now that the holidays are well past, it’s tim…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-01-05
Length: 54m 2s

Coptic Christians will be under heavy police guard throughout Europe when they celebrate Christmas later this week. Also, British retailers are up in arms over a jump in the Valued-Added-Tax to 20 percent on practically every purchase. And, 20 years after…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2011-01-04
Length: 54m 5s

Greece is sealing its border with Turkey to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the European Union. Also, two German reporters being held in an Iranian prison are now being sued by the people they were trying to help. And, British fans are responding…

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2011-01-01
Length: 54m 3s

The German chancellor has held her annual New Year’s address, not surprisingly, this year, focusing on the economy. Also, a small country on the Baltic Sea has become the 17th nation to switch to the Euro as its currency. And, we'll take a look at Germany…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2010-12-31
Length: 54m 2s

A Moscow judge has sentenced a former Russian billionaire to six more years in a Siberian prison camp. Also, a hostile business takeover in the construction industry is creating international tensions in Europe. And, a court in Tel Aviv has found a former…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2010-12-30
Length: 54m 4s

Winter weather is still wreaking havoc on travel by air, rail and road throughout much of Europe. Also, French scientists are warning of the threat of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. And, a German terror expert says that Islamist attacks on Danis…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2010-12-29
Length: 54m 4s

Two German journalists jailed in Iran have been permitted to meet with family members, but still face charges of spying. Also, Italian authorities are searching for anarchist bombers after an explosive device was found at a third foreign embassy in Rome. …

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2010-12-28
Length: 54m 2s

The International Atomic Energy Agency has some interesting opinions on the theft of nuclear material around the world. Also, Chinese cyber attacks have prompted Germany to introduce a new internet defense center. And, a look at why Vladimir Putin takes s…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2010-12-25
Length: 53m 53s

Supporters of jailed Russian dissident oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky are none too hopeful ahead of a verdict in his trial; Surprisingly, Brits seem to be drinking less this Christmas season; we look at Christmas meal traditions from across the continent.…

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2010-12-24
Length: 53m 55s

Shoppers and shopkeepers alike in Greece and Ireland are unenthused by the run-up to Christmas; An initiative is under way to name a street in Berlin after Ronald Reagan; Germans go gospel.…

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2010-12-23
Length: 53m 56s

Europe welcomes the US Senate's ratification of the New START treaty; A dissident Belarusian theater troupe risks arrest in the wake of a crackdown on dissent; Portugal's network of electric car charging stations is growing by the day.…

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2010-12-22
Length: 54m 6s

European airports' poor preparedness for the recent snowfall was "unacceptable", according to the European Comission; The Czech government survuves a no-confidence vote in parliament; A museum in London explores the role of drugs in the arts over the cent…

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2010-12-21
Length: 53m 31s

Minsk erupts in violence after Belarusian President Viktor Lukashenko wins an election many are calling a sham; Northern Europe is approaching standstill as snow and cold wreak havoc; A lively debate is afoot in France over the nature of a new national hi…

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2010-12-18
Length: 55m 11s

Coming up on the program... 1. Europe tries to catch up to Silicon Valley 2. EU leaders meet to save the Euro 3. Germans and Poles visit Christmas markets together…

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2010-11-20
Length: 54m 13s

Austria's young are flocking to the far-right rallies of Hans Christian Strache; a town in Poland prepares to unveil the world's largest statue of Jesus; a trip to a spa in Azerbaijan could include a soothing bath in...crude oil.…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2010-11-19
Length: 54m 11s

A fake bomb is discovered in Namibia just before it was to be loaded on a plane bound for Munich; Google street view is FINALLY launched in Germany; We visit a London store where the produce could not possibly be fresher.…

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2010-11-18
Length: 54m 11s

Germany goes into high alert after receiving a tip that a terror attack is in the works; Silvio Berlusconi's future looks bleak as allies get fed up with his antics; the Globe Theatre in London celebrates Shakespeare's...Germanness?…

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2010-11-17
Length: 54m 7s

Britain looks set to compensate citizens once held at Guantanamo...but claims it's not an admission of wrongdoing; Germany's Erzgebirge region gets back to its mining roots; France's wine capital Bordeaux's comeback as a first-rate tourist destination is …

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2010-11-16
Length: 53m 30s

French President Nicolas Sarkozy shuffles his cabinet in an effort to consolidate power ahead of elections; Greece and Ireland's budget woes just won't go away; Romeo and Juliet go Yiddish in a new film.…

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2010-11-13
Length: 54m 2s

The latest G20 summit has ended, with at least one critic is referring to it as the summit of the G2: China and the US. Also, the new mayor of Moscow is taking on one of his city’s modern landmarks: the kiosks that keep Muscovites well-lubricated with vod…

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2010-11-12
Length: 53m 55s

World leaders meeting at the G20 summit in Seoul are searching for ways to revive the global economy, so far without much success. Also, the future of NATO is being debated in Berlin just ahead of a meeting of the alliance in Lisbon, Portugal next week. A…

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2010-11-11
Length: 54m 3s

Protests turned violent in London on Wednesday over government plans to raise the cost of higher education for university students. Also, it appears that Germany’s economy is growing faster and stronger than even the government had expected. And, there’s …

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2010-11-10
Length: 54m 4s

The European Union has strongly criticized political repression and lack of press freedom in Turkey. Also, after days of blockades by angry demonstrators, a trainload of nuclear waste has arrived in northern Germany. And, the home of the Geneva Convention…

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2010-11-09
Length: 54m 3s

Angry protesters continue to prevent a shipment of nuclear waste from reaching its final destination in northern Germany. Also, Italy’s government may be near collapse after its notorious prime minister loses the support of a former close ally and now arc…

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2010-11-06
Length: 54m 2s

The shipment of nuclear waste from France to Germany this weekend has tens of thousands of protesters on the march. Also, voters in Greece will go to the polls in local elections on Sunday, but the outcome will determine the national government’s future. …

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2010-11-05
Length: 53m 57s

China’s president is in Paris on a first-of-a-kind visit to France for talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Also, right-wing Russian ultra-nationalists have marched through Moscow in a demonstration of growing xenophobia. And, the president of Ser…

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2010-11-04
Length: 54m 2s

Europe is trying to make sense of the US mid-term election results and what they will mean for international relations. Also, a former Russian prime minister credited with leading the country out of Communism has died in Moscow. And, Greek police report p…

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2010-11-03
Length: 53m 57s

A package bomb was discovered in the offices of the German Chancellor in Berlin on Tuesday. Also, London and Paris have announced plans for closer military cooperation. And, what will the outcome of the midterm election in the US mean for Washington’s for…

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2010-11-02
Length: 54m 3s

The UK and Germany have tightened security at their airports and banned all flights to and from Yemen indefinitely. Also, shareholders in a major British firm are voting this week to move operations abroad to avoid paying the new government’s taxes. And, …

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2010-10-30
Length: 54m 0s

At a summit meeting in Brussels, European Union leaders have agreed to make serious economic reforms to last year’s serious economic reforms. Also, Russian security forces have joined American troops to battle against the drug trade in Afghanistan. And, I…

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2010-10-29
Length: 54m 1s

Leaders from the 27 nations of the European Union have met for a summit where there was more agreement than had been expected. Also, St. Petersburg, Russia appears to be turning into the uncrowned capital of international cyber crime. And, anti-nuclear ac…

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2010-10-28
Length: 54m 1s

A summit meeting of European government leaders in Brussels on Thursday is expected to be rather stormy. Also, European companies are reportedly donating to the election campaigns of US politicians. And, there are questions about the legality of using a B…

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Newslink Plus: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

2010-10-27
Length: 53m 55s

After a week of unrest and billions in lost revenues, protests in France appear to be winding down. Also, the world’s anti-corruption watchdog organization has just released its annual list and it’s still headed by the usual suspects. And, in some unexpec…

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2010-10-26
Length: 54m 3s

Britain’s new deputy Prime Minister is calling for an investigation into charges of torture in Iraq. Also, European foreign minsters are opposing plans by France and Germany for changing the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. And, the European Union has sent a rapid rea…

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2010-10-23
Length: 54m 8s

Sarkozy and co. get tough on strikers at a French refinery; Britain prepares to send its Zimbabwean asylum-seekers packing; Europe is being invaded...by alien species of flora and fauna.…

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2010-10-22
Length: 54m 11s

Google Street View is set to launch in Germany and far fewer households than expected have opted out; The Belgian Parachute Love Triangle Trial (it's as juicy as it sounds) ends with a guilty verdict; A Berlin chocolatier sets new records.…

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2010-10-21
Length: 54m 10s

Britain prepares to slash its budget in order to balance its books; Archaeologists in Italy think they've solved the mystery of Caravaggio's death; South Carolina is pleased as punch as BMW expands its plant in Spartanburg.…

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2010-10-20
Length: 54m 10s

Germany and Turkey continue their integration dance as President Christian Wulff visits Ankara; French students take to the streets to fight for the pensions of the older generation; Deutsche Bahn's plans for rail service to London stay on track.…

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2010-10-19
Length: 54m 7s

The latest plan to save Belgium from a potential break-up fails; Germany's big grocers put the squeeze on small food producers; The makers of the Kalashnikov assault rifle are under the gun.…

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Coming up on the program... 1. Calls for calm in Egypt following Sunday's violence 2. American-style primary elections in France 3. "Yes Men" take Europe by storm

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