Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

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China Says It's Developed A Laser To Bring Down Drones

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The laser, China said, can destroy small-scale drones flying at a low altitude. The U.S. tested a similar system, last year. It put it aboard a ship in the Persian Gulf.


Germany Hopes Incentive Plan Will Strengthen Its Military

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The German defense minister announced plans to increase the pay and benefits of her country's soldiers as a first step to restoring the effectiveness of Germany's military. The state of the German armed forces is an ongoing national scandal after it was revealed most of the country's military aircraft were grounded and German battle tanks are in need of repair. The defense minister says the shortage of military personnel is equally problematic, rendering half of its submarine fleet unusable because there aren't qualified people to operate them.


Unusual Candidate Could Be The First Immigrant Mayor Of Berlin

Monday, October 13, 2014

Palestinian-born Raed Saleh is one of three contenders running to fill the remainder of the term of the current mayor, a controversial figure who is resigning.


In Berlin, Remaking The City Can Rekindle Old Frictions

Thursday, October 09, 2014

City planners rushed to erase divisions between East and West Berlin after the wall came down in 1989. But the fate of communist-era buildings can still provoke friction a quarter-century later.


Germany Red-Faced Over Military Equipment Failures

Monday, September 29, 2014

The country's defense minister says Germany currently can't fulfill its long-term NATO commitments because of a widespread grounding of its military planes and helicopters.


Germany's New Economy Minister Takes Aim At Arms Exports

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The nation is the world's third-largest arms exporter, and many weapons go to countries with questionable human rights records. Sigmar Gabriel wants to change that — but not all Germans are on board.


Thousands Gather In Germany To Rally Against Anti-Semitism

Sunday, September 14, 2014

At an event in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel said there is no place for anti-Semitism in Germany and called it a "monstrous scandal" that anyone in the country would be hassled for being Jewish.


Additional EU Sanctions Target Russia's Actions In Ukraine

Friday, September 12, 2014

The latest penalties target Russia's financial, oil and high tech sectors, and slap travel bans and asset freezes on more officials.


Ukraine Announces Cease-Fire With Russia

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Ukraine's president says he and Russian President Putin have agreed to a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. Putin's spokesman says since Russia isn't a party to the conflict it can't agree to a ceasefire.


Despite Shelling, Ukrainian Workers Keep On Watering The Flowers

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Amid major fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists, electricity, water and other city services continue. The workers face risks associated with war as well as divided allegiances.


Ukrainian City Braces For Increasingly Lopsided Fight

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Russian-backed fighters are reportedly preparing to launch an assault on the strategic Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, with armored Russian columns crossing the border into Ukraine.


Despite Quiet, Ukraine's Novoazovsk Still Feels Like A War Zone

Saturday, August 30, 2014

In Ukraine, worried officials in the southeastern part of the country beefed up their defenses on Saturday as rebel forces slowly moved west following the recent capture of a strategic seaside town.


Residents Join Soldiers In Shoring Up Defenses Of Key Ukrainian Port

Friday, August 29, 2014

In Ukraine, civilian volunteers are digging trenches outside the port city of Mariupol in an effort to defend their city from assault by separatist forces.


Kiev Claims Russia Has Sights Set On New Eastern Ukrainian City

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ukraine has accused Russia of trying to open a new front in the war between the government and pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine.


Russian Separatists Open New Front In Eastern Ukraine

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

At the same time, the Ukrainian and Russian presidents are to meet on Tuesday amid speculation that they might discuss the possibilities for a political solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.


Russian Convoy Crosses Ukrainian Border, Prompting Outcry From West

Friday, August 22, 2014

Russia has sent a large number of trucks into eastern Ukraine without the authorization of the Ukrainian government or Red Cross supervision. Moscow says the trucks are carrying aid for civilians, but the Ukrainians — together with NATO, U.S. and European leaders — say the move is a violation of Ukrainian sovereignty.


The Siege Deepens In Eastern Ukraine's Donetsk

Thursday, August 21, 2014

There are reports of heavy shelling on the outskirts of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, as government forces try to take the city from pro-Russian separatists. Meanwhile, thousands of the city's residents are trying to flee the fighting.


As Ukraine Presses Military Offensive, The Facts Are Fuzzy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ukraine's army has been gaining ground against pro-Russian separatists. But details are difficult to pin down. They are now trading accusations over an alleged attack against a civilian convoy.


Other Hostages Are In Danger, White House Official Says

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kelly McEvers talks to Ben Rhodes, President Obama's deputy national security adviser, about White House foreign policy following the brutal killing of an American journalist by Islamist militants.


Civilian Convoy Comes Under Attack In Ukraine

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Ukrainian military says it has retrieved over a dozen bodies of people killed in an alleged attack on civilian vehicles on Monday. The government says separatists attacked the cars and trucks on a road outside of the city of Luhansk, but the rebels deny this.