Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson http://wfae.org en In Germany, A Case Against Another Alleged American Spy http://wfae.org/post/germany-case-against-another-alleged-american-spy Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Here's a headline we've heard more than once in the last year. U.S.-German relations hit a new low. And they have again today. Germany's top prosecutor is investigating a German Defense Ministry employee who's accused of spying for the United States. And to complicate matters, this is the second espionage case in Germany in the last week. The first resulted in the arrest of an alleged German double agent. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 54560 at http://wfae.org Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue http://wfae.org/post/germanys-battle-over-what-may-be-its-last-lenin-statue It's easy to miss the controversial bronze statue. It stands in front of a Soviet-style, high-rise apartment in the East German city of Schwerin.<p>Far removed from the ornate city center, this 13-foot-tall depiction of Vladimir Lenin has him looking relaxed. His hands are tucked in his coat pockets and he's gazing off into the distance.<p>But an angry message is scrawled in red paint across the sidewalk at his feet. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 09:14:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 54322 at http://wfae.org Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That http://wfae.org/post/got-leftovers-share-germany-theres-website Child psychiatrist Vero Buschmann says she was looking for a way to get rid of leftovers without having to throw them away. At the same time, the Berlin resident wanted to meet new people.<p>She found a nonprofit website in Germany that allows her to do both. On a recent evening, her doorbell rings and she buzzes Franzi Zimmerman in to her fifth-floor apartment.<p>"I have a whole bunch of baked goods I just picked up from the baker," Buschmann tells her 29-year-old guest. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 53840 at http://wfae.org Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That Chancellor's Tough Talk Against Russia Makes Germans Nervous http://wfae.org/post/chancellors-tough-talk-against-russia-makes-germans-nervous Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene in Miami. Russia and Germany - it's a relationship that involves deep business ties and also a difficult shared history. The close bond might explain why German Chancellor Angela Merkel hesitated at first to take a harsh stance against Russia, when it swooped into Ukraine and annexed Crimea. But now Merkel is getting tougher on Russia, leading the charge for new sanctions. They'll be discussed when European leaders meet tomorrow in Brussels. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:22:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 53689 at http://wfae.org Leader Of Anti-Semitic Party In Hungary Finds Out He's Jewish http://wfae.org/post/leader-anti-semitic-party-hungary-finds-out-hes-jewish Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: Now an election story in Europe with a strange twist. As we've been reporting, in European Parliament elections this week, far-right parties did particularly well including Hungary's Jobbik party. They are known for, among other things, being anti-Semitic. It turns out their former second-in-command is Jewish. Tue, 27 May 2014 10:08:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 51733 at http://wfae.org Ultra-Nationalist Party Surges In Hungary http://wfae.org/post/ultra-nationalist-party-surges-hungary Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>And the far right is poised to do well in Hungary's EU election tomorrow. Candidates blame the EU for many of that country's problems. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports from Budapest.<p>SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, BYLINE: To many Hungarians, a half-finished World War II monument next to a popular fountain in downtown Budapest highlights the extremist tenor of politics in this former East Bloc country.<p>The plan centerpieces a 25-foot statue of the German Imperial Eagle attacking the Archangel Gabriel. Sat, 24 May 2014 11:47:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 51608 at http://wfae.org Ukraine's Oligarchs Still Entwine Business With Politics http://wfae.org/post/ukraines-oligarchs-still-entwine-business-politcs The leading candidate in Sunday's presidential election is an oligarch. And the interim government is turning to other oligarchs to help restore calm in some crisis-plagued provinces. Thu, 22 May 2014 09:05:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 51437 at http://wfae.org Eastern Ukraine Muddles Through Voting On Referendums http://wfae.org/post/eastern-ukraine-muddles-through-voting-referendums Separatists in the eastern Ukraine regions of Donetsk and Luhansk asked voters to take part in an unauthorized referendum Sunday on whether to make their region independent. Sun, 11 May 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 50725 at http://wfae.org On Victory Day, Fanfare In Crimea And Turmoil In Eastern Ukraine http://wfae.org/post/victory-day-fanfare-crimea-and-turmoil-eastern-ukraine Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. President Vladimir Putin travelled to Crimea today to mark the anniversary of Russia's victory in the Second World War. It was his first time there since the peninsula was annexed by Russia. Fri, 09 May 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 50630 at http://wfae.org In Ukraine, Two Men Claim To Be The Leader Of Donetsk http://wfae.org/post/tale-donetsks-two-governors Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>Pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine say they are going ahead with an independence referendum on Sunday. The pro-Western government in the capital, Kiev, argues this vote would be illegal. And this all has many Ukrainians worried about what happens next. This next story shows how far apart the two sides are. Fri, 09 May 2014 09:11:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 50584 at http://wfae.org