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Listen to the top stories in politics, business and sports from around the globe with a special focus on German and European trends and developments. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Europeans reporting on their home continent!

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Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

10/12/2011
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Slovakia is in political disarray after a vote to extend the euro bailout fund collapsed; Serbia has been granted official EU candidate status; three more arson attacks are averted in Berlin, flaring debate on left-wing terrorism.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

10/10/2011
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Protests from Europe, including Germany, after dozens of Coptic Christians were killed in clashes with Egyptian security forces; Belgium, France and Luxembourg decide to dismantle Dexia, the first bank to fall victim to Europe's debt crisis; France and Germany promise to unveil a comprehensive new package to resolve the eurozone debt crisis by the end of October.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

10/7/2011
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Three women campaigners against war and oppression, including the president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, are awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize; Ratings agency Moody's downgrades 12 British financial institutions; German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the West has now become more realistic about bringing democracy to Afghanistan ten years after the US-led invasion.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

10/6/2011
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Steve Jobs, technology visionary and co-founder of Apple, dies of cancer at the age 56; Germany's economics minister takes a business delegation to debt-ridden Greece; Turkey says it will impose sanctions on Syria over the violent government crackdown on dissent.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

10/5/2011
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NATO defense ministers say the alliance will stay on in Libya for as long as necessary; Moody's downgrades Italian government bonds; UK Prime Minster David Cameron tells a Conservative Party conference he's optimistic about his country's economic prospects, despite disappointing GDP figures for the second quarter.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

10/4/2011
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France and Belgium fight to prevent the Dexia bank from collapsing; American student Amanda Knox returns home to the United States, but her trial continues to divide public opinion; Former Vice-President of the Russian oil company Yukos, Vasily Alexanyan, dies of complications caused by AIDS activists say were made worse by poor treatment in prison.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

10/3/2011
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Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg mull over next steps to contain Greece's runaway debts; Britain's finance minister says a solution to the eurzone crisis would greatly assist the British economy; Media speculation says thousands of surface-to-air missiles from Libya could fall into the hands of terrorists.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

9/30/2011
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The EU winds up a 2-day summit in Warsaw with six former Soviet states; The German parliament approves the continued vetting of civil servants for links to the Stasi until the year 2019; Berlin makes it easier for some foreign nationals to have qualifications acquired outside Germany recognized by the German authorities.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

9/29/2011
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The German parliament approves an extension to the eurozone bailout fund to sighs of relief from European political leaders and financial markets; Spending cuts are turning into a high-profile campaign issue in Spain.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

9/27/2011
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel promises the Greek prime minister continued support for his country; Germany's federal court of justice dismisses claims for damages by two private investors who lost money when Lehman Brothers collapsed; Italy's bishops deliver rare public criticism of politicians' moral standards.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

9/26/2011
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Chancellor Merkel warns against letting Greece default on its debts saying it would destroy investor confidence in the Eurozone; Spain dissolves parliament setting November 20th as the date for an early general election; Vladimir Putin seems set to rule Russia for another six years after his party approves his candidacy for the presidency.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

9/23/2011
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Vladimir Putin's 'United Russia' opens a party congress in Moscow to prepare for December parliamentary elections; Women's rights activists converge on Rome to demonstrate for more women in Italian politics; President Sarkozy of France wants to follow Germany's example and raise the age of retirement to 67.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

9/22/2011
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Pope Benedict addresses parliament in Berlin on the first day of a trip to his native Germany; A court in France fines two Muslim women for infringing a ban on wearing the burqa; Clashes on Lampedusa between police, residents, and Tunisian migrants facing deportation are now under control.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

9/21/2011
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The Greek government tries to push through another round of austerity measures to secure its next bailout installment; British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has warned that the UK faces a "long, hard road" to economic recovery; it looks likely that US President Obama will have to wield the US veto over Palestinian membership of the UN.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

9/20/2011
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Silvio Berlusconi says it's not fair as Italy's credit rating is lowered; the Turkish president, on a visit to Germany, can't get the German government to agree on letting Turkey into the EU; Turkey and Greek Cyprus are on confrontation course over Cypriot permission for oil and gas exploration in the island's waters.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

9/19/2011
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Chancellor Merkel's junior coalition partners can scarcely get any less popular as they're thrown out of another state parliament; Silvio Berlusconi has to go to court over bribery allegations; Dominique Strauss-Kahn doesn't seem sorry enough to most French TV viewers.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

9/15/2011
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The European Union's executive says that the ongoing debt crisis is the main culprit behind the stalled economy; Swiss bank UBS says unauthorized deals by a rogue trader cost it 2 billion dollars; French President Nicholas Sarkozy visits Libya and promises help for the new rulers.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

9/14/2011
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The Italian parliament votes for an austerity package, but there are doubts as to whether it will save the Italian economy; Moody's credit rating agency downgrades two French banks over their exposure to Greek debt; Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan tours North Africa with a hard-line message on Israel.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

9/13/2011
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Chancellor Merkel tells her coalition colleagues to stop talking about Greek bankruptcy; market confidence in Italy’s finances has reached a new low, despite news that China might buy part of Rome's debt; Amnesty International calls on the new Libyan government to stop human rights violations by its supporters.

Newslink: News and perspectives from the heart of Europe

9/12/2011
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An explosion at a French nuclear facility leaves one person dead, but the authorities say there was no release of radioactivity; German politicians begin to talk openly about the taboo topic of Greek bankruptcy; European markets begin to look Greek bankruptcy in the face
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