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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson appears in the following:

Americans Looking For Affordable Degrees Head To Germany

Thursday, August 27, 2015

More Americans are studying for graduate degrees in Germany, where many programs are taught in English and tuition is usually free. (This piece first aired on June 28, 2015 on Weekend Edition Sunday).

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Hungary Builds Controversial Border Fence To Disrupt Flow Of Migrants

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A controversial border fence to keep out migrants who travel to Hungary through Serbia will be finished by the end of August. Opponents say it violates European Union laws, but officials in several member states, including Germany, say it's not their place to decide how to deal with the growing influx of refugees into EU countries that border non-EU countries.

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Overwhelmed German Cities House Asylum Seekers In Tents

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The number of migrants arriving in Germany is the highest in 30 years. The port city of Hamburg is one of many setting up "tent cities" to house migrants because they have no place else to put them.

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Berlin's New Airport: Still In A Holding Pattern

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Berlin is one of Europe's premiere cities, yet it lacks an airport befitting its status due to years of delays and cost overruns. The new airport was supposed to open in 2012. Now the target is 2017.

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In Germany, Asylum-Seekers Could Fill A Chronic Workforce Need

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Germany has struggled with a record number of refugees, prompting calls for increased deportations. But German businesses see an opportunity in these newcomers to ease a shortage of skilled workers.

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Same-Sex Couples Strive For Marriage Rights In Every EU Country

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The European Union has standards for labor, trade and sanitation, but same-sex marriage is left to member states. Only about a dozen EU countries recognize such unions.

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Bailout Makes Germans Just As Squeamish As Greeks, For Different Reasons

Friday, July 17, 2015

The eurozone's third bailout program for Greece was largely the work of German leaders, but makes may Germans uncomfortable. They want a hard line taken with Greece, but fear being seen as bullies.

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Greece's Financial Rescue: A Blow To European Unity?

Monday, July 13, 2015

It's not just Greeks who are upset by their country's latest bailout. Supporters of European unity say the weekend's fraught negotiations in Brussels have damaged the ideal of European solidarity.

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Eurogroup, Greeks Reach Agreement On A Bailout Plan

Monday, July 13, 2015

A frantic weekend of activity in Brussels resulted in a new financial rescue deal for Greece, preventing a near-term exit from the Eurozone.

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Could Greece's Debt Crisis Become Merkel's Worst Political Failure?

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Critics say German chancellor Angela Merkel is being too rigid when it comes to helping Greece with its debt, but she is under intense domestic pressure to resist Greek demands.

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Greece Stalls On New Bailout Proposal As European Leaders Meet

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

European leaders met in Brussels on Tuesday for an emergency summit on the Greek debt crisis. They expected a new Greek proposal for a bailout but ended the day empty-handed.

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Germany, France Keep Door Open To Greek Requests For Economic Help

Monday, July 06, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande meet in Paris Monday to discuss their response to the result of Sunday's referendum in Greece.

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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

Monday, July 06, 2015

More and more Americans are pursuing graduate degrees in Germany, where tuition is often free and many classes are taught in English.

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Greece To Impose Capital Controls Amid Looming Default

Monday, June 29, 2015

Greece's prime minister announced on Sunday that banks and the stock market will be closed after negotiations with the country's international lenders broke down.

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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

Sunday, June 28, 2015

More and more Americans are pursuing graduate degrees in Germany, where tuition is often free and many classes are taught in English.

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For Poland's Gay Community, A Shift In Public Attitudes, If Not Laws

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Poland does not allow gay marriage or same-sex unions, and is unlikely to amend these laws anytime soon. But the city of Gdansk elected an openly gay mayor and has hosted its first gay pride march.

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German Protesters Exhume Migrant Graves To Shock Europe Into Action

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Germans activists want Europe to accepting more of the millions fleeing the world's conflict zones. They're exhuming migrants from unmarked graves in Italy and reburying them in Berlin.

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With Tensions Rising, Poland Erects Observation Towers On Russian Border

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Like many former Soviet satellite states, Poland is suspicious of Russian intentions these days. Poles are joining homegrown militias, and authorities have placed observation towers along the border.

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Afghan Women Climbers Face Challenges Beyond Scaling Summit

Monday, June 08, 2015

It's been a difficult two months of intense training in secret for a dozen Afghan girls and women who are preparing for an unprecedented climb to Afghanistan's highest peak.

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For Afghan Women Mountaineers, Uphill Battles Begin Before The Climb

Monday, June 08, 2015

Scaling Afghanistan's tallest mountain will be difficult enough. But Afghan female climbers and their American guides also face civil war, red tape and cultural taboos.

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