Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson http://wkms.org en EU Rejects Crimean Vote, Weighs Sanctions Against Russia http://wkms.org/post/eu-rejects-crimean-vote-weighs-sanctions-against-russia Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And as Eleanor just told Renee, the government in Kiev says the world is with them, and not with Russia.<p>Let's bring in NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson into this conversation. She's in Berlin. She's been monitoring the European reaction to the vote in Crimea.<p>And, Soraya, as we mentioned, the EU, like the United States, threatening sanctions against Russia. EU foreign ministers are actually meeting today to draw some up and take a vote. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 39287 at http://wkms.org German Farmers Fear For Europe's Bacon With U.S. Trade Deal http://wkms.org/post/german-farmers-fear-europes-bacon-us-trade-deal When German farmers and activists descended upon Chancellor Angela Merkel's office building Wednesday morning, they brought along some special guests — 17 pigs. The stunt was the latest European backlash against a proposed free trade deal with the U.S. that could lift restrictions on American meat sold in Europe.<p>Under the watchful eye of German police officers, the pigs munched happily on straw strewn across the pavement to keep the herd from running amok.<p>The protesters said the pigs at today's protest were meant to symbolize wholesome farming, rather than to insult Merkel. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:19:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 38059 at http://wkms.org German Farmers Fear For Europe's Bacon With U.S. Trade Deal Berlin Clinic Aims To Make Genital Cutting Survivors Feel Whole http://wkms.org/post/berlin-clinic-aims-make-genital-cutting-survivors-feel-whole At a recent sewing class held in Berlin at <a href="http://www.mama-afrika.org/" target="_blank">Mama Afrika</a>, which helps immigrants adjust to life in Germany, most of the African and Middle Eastern students feign ignorance when founder Hadja Kaba asks them about female genital mutilation.<p>Turning to one young woman wearing a veil she asks, "Have you been cut?"<p>"Yes," the woman answers, holding up the cloth she is sewing.<p>Kaba tries again. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:11:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 37756 at http://wkms.org Berlin Clinic Aims To Make Genital Cutting Survivors Feel Whole Is A 500-Year-Old German Beer Law Heritage Worth Honoring? http://wkms.org/post/500-year-old-german-beer-law-heritage-worth-honoring Germans are serious about their beer. Serious enough for the European country's main brewers association to urge the United Nations to recognize that fact.<p>The brewers association wants a five-century-old law governing how German beer is made to become part of the <a href="http://whc.unesco.org/en/about/">UNESCO World Heritage</a> list. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:05:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 37425 at http://wkms.org Germany's Merkel To Be Sworn In Again As Chancellor http://wkms.org/post/germanys-merkel-be-sworn-third-term Weeks of post-election political limbo have ended in Germany. The country's main center-left party has voted to join the coalition government of Angela Merkel. The move clears the way for her to start her third term as chancellor. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 09:35:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 37362 at http://wkms.org German Voters Expected To Elect Merkel To Third Term http://wkms.org/post/german-voters-expected-elect-merkel-third-term Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>German voters are expected to elect Chancellor Angela Merkel to a third term on Sunday. Now, if she wins, Merkel, who is a former physicist, will be on the path to becoming Europe's longest-serving female head of government. The prospect of another four years of Merkel unsettles many Europeans outside Germany. But she is respected at home. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:47:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 35027 at http://wkms.org In Egypt, 'Third Square' Protesters Seek Middle Road http://wkms.org/post/egypt-third-square-protesters-seek-middle-road <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9pPijKhnpE</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:28:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 33649 at http://wkms.org In Egypt, 'Third Square' Protesters Seek Middle Road Shootings Reported At Demonstrations In Egypt http://wkms.org/post/shootings-reported-demonstrations-egypt Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>This is a week when Egypt is divided on what democracy means. In what amounted to a second uprising, millions of Egyptians poured into the streets to demand that their democratically elected president step down. When he balked, the army ousted Mohamed Morsi, which led his supporters to say it is a dark day for democracy there. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:37:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 32800 at http://wkms.org Amid Ire At U.S., Germany Does Its Own Domestic Spying http://wkms.org/post/amid-ire-us-germany-does-its-own-domestic-spying Revelations of widespread U.S. spying on foreign Internet communications put a damper on <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/19/193441487/in-germany-obama-defends-nsa-surveillance-program">President Obama's first state visit to Berlin</a>. The German chancellor and other officials there say they want to know more about what the National Security Agency is looking at.<p>Yet the backlash has been more muted than expected. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 09:14:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 32387 at http://wkms.org Amid Ire At U.S., Germany Does Its Own Domestic Spying Tallinn: The Former Soviet City That Gave Birth To Skype http://wkms.org/post/tallinn-former-soviet-city-gave-birth-skype The Baltic city of Tallinn hardly looks modern with its blend of medieval towers and Soviet-era architecture. Smoke-spewing buses and noisy streetcars look as if they have been plucked from the past.<p>Even so, the Estonian capital is one of the world's most technologically advanced cities. The birthplace of Skype has repeatedly been cited for its digital accomplishments. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:43:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 31988 at http://wkms.org Tallinn: The Former Soviet City That Gave Birth To Skype