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Nuclear Waste Enters Germany, Sparking Protests

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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German police fired water cannons on anti-nuclear protesters Friday in Germany as a train carrying nuclear waste made its way closer to a controversial storage site. Protesters blocked the road with large tree branches and lit flares on the road near the railroad track. Police in riot gear followed in an armored personnel carrier clearing […]

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French Nuclear Waste Train Enters Germany

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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A French train carrying 11 containers of reprocessed nuclear waste entered Germany Friday on its way to a storage site. French authorities had stopped the train Thursday before it reached the German border, in hopes of avoiding protests over the radioactive material headed for storage in the northeastern German city of Gorleben. Protesters have maintained […]

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France Stops Nuclear Waste Train Headed For Germany

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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French authorities have stopped a train carrying reprocessed nuclear waste to Germany before it reached the border, in hopes of avoiding protests over the radioactive material headed for storage in the northeastern city of Gorleben. The train was late leaving the Areva nuclear reprocessing facility near Normandy on Wednesday because police clashed with hundreds of […]

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New Arrest In German Neo-Nazi Probe

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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German police have arrested another man suspected of supporting the neo-Nazi group National Social Underground , which is believed to have killed 10 people since 2000. The 32-year-old man, identified only as Andre E., was arrested Thursday near the eastern city of Potsdam. He is believed to have been involved in the production of a […]

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German Politicians Pledge to Fight Neo-Nazis

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The German parliament has condemned a wave of neo-Nazi killings and the failure of police to stop a years-long murder spree that targeted immigrants and left at least 10 people dead. All members of parliament, in a rare show of cross-party unity Tuesday, rose to express remorse for the country’s failure to protect the immigrants […]

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Japan’s Finance Minister Calls On Germany To Rein In Eurozone Crisis

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan has called on Germany to make more effort to rein in the spiraling debt crisis in the eurozone. Japanese Finance Minister Jun Azumi told a news conference Friday that it is important for Germany to create what he called a “firewall” to contain the crisis. Speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting in Tokyo, […]

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Germany to Launch National Registry of Neo-Nazis

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Germany is launching a national registry of neo-Nazis similar to a list of Islamic extremists put in place after September 11th, 2001. Interior Minister Hans-Peter Frederich said the new registry will hold information gathered from police and intelligence agents from across Germany. The announcement of the new list comes as authorities open a fresh investigation […]

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German Authorities Probe Killings Linked to Neo-Nazis

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The German government is reportedly taking a fresh look at a decades-long killing spree that targeted immigrants, most of them of Turkish origin. It has been alleged that the killing of nine shopkeepers, all but one of them with Turkish roots, has links to Germany’s far-right neo-Nazi party, the NPD. The other victim was of […]

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German Authorities Probe Killings Linked to Neo-Nazis

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The German government is reportedly taking a fresh look at a decades-long killing spree that targeted immigrants, most of them of Turkish origin. It has been alleged that the killing of nine shopkeepers, all but one of them with Turkish roots, has links to Germany’s far-right neo-Nazi party, the NPD. The other victim was of […]

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Merkel and Medvedev to Open New Pipeline

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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The leaders of Russia and Germany will officially open a $10.2 billion natural gas pipeline Tuesday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will attend opening ceremonies at the point where the pipeline leaves the Baltic Sea at the German town of Lubmin. The pipeline stretches more than 1,200 kilometers from the St. […]

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