Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

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German Interior Minister Calls For Laws To Protect Country's Culture

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Germany's interior minister proposed establishing 10 principles to preserve German identity at a time of mass migration. He said asylum seekers and others should adapt to German culture or get out.


Germany's Far-Right Party Picks Leaders Ahead Of September Elections

Monday, April 24, 2017

Germany's anti-immigrant party, the AfD, is in turmoil after its most prominent politician Frauke Petry dropped out of the upcoming German parliamentary elections.


Short Hiatus In War Gives Ukrainians In Donetsk A Chance To Celebrate Easter

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter is one of the few times the 3-year-old war in Eastern Ukraine takes a hiatus. The overnight curfew lifted on Saturday so residents could pray and play all night into Easter Sunday.


Hungary Forces Asylum Seekers To Border Camp

Friday, April 07, 2017

Hungary is sending all people seeking asylum to a camp on its border with Serbia to temporarily live in converted shipping containers. Hungary's government says it's to keep out terrorists.


Hungary Sends Refugees To Shipping Container Camp Along Serbian Border

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Hungary is closing all of its refugee camps across the country, and sending asylum seekers to a camp on the border with Serbia where they will live in converted shipping containers while their cases are processed.


Polish Government Eliminates Program Covering In-Vitro Fertilization

Thursday, April 06, 2017

In Poland, in-vitro fertilization programs were among those hardest hit when the populist Law and Justice Party took charge in late 2015.


Poland's New World War II Museum Just Opened, But Maybe Not For Long

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The museum opened March 23 in Gdansk, where the war began. "This is the museum of a war, but not a military museum," says historian Pawel Machcewicz. The government wants something different.


Lech Walesa Is Fearful Where Democracy Is Headed In Poland

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The Nobel Prize winner says he will use any political clout he has left to help take down the Polish government to protect democracy. He wants Poles to petition for a referendum on new elections.


Hungarian Legislation Threatens American University In Budapest

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Central European University is widely considered Hungary's top private university. It was founded by financier George Soros, who has a strained relationship with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.


Polling Stations Open In Europe For Turkish Referendum

Monday, March 27, 2017

Voting in the controversial Turkish referendum that led to the nasty spat between President Erdogan and Western European leaders starts in Germany. It's home to the largest ex-pat European community outside Turkey. It goes on for several weeks.


Trump Backlash In Germany Gives Merkel Challenger Martin Schulz A Boost In Polls

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Martin Schulz, a former bookseller with no high school diploma, could become the next chancellor of Germany, thanks in part to an anti-Trump sentiment.


Nationalist Polish Government Wants Changes To World War II Museum

Saturday, March 25, 2017

A new World War II museum just opened in the Polish city of Gdansk. But the populist Polish government wants to take over the museum and reshape its exhibits to fit a narrower, more flattering view.


Germany Bans 'My Friend Cayla' Doll Over Spying Concerns

Monday, February 20, 2017

Germany has banned an interactive doll manufactured by an American company that German regulators charge can spy on children and collect personal data from them and their parents. But some consumer watchdogs say the ban alone is not enough.


America's European Allies Still Seeing Mixed Messages From Trump Administration

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Mike Pence addressed world leaders on his first overseas trip as vice president. But he and other administration officials at the Munich Security Conference didn't completely reassure European allies.


Pence And Mattis Commit To NATO, But Ask Europe For More Help

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis talked at the Munich Security Conference this week. They reinforced the U.S. commitment to NATO and asked other countries to spend more.


Europeans Look To U.S. Officials For Reassurance At Munich Conference

Friday, February 17, 2017

Senior members of the Trump administration will attend the Munich Security Conference on Friday, which is the first chance for many foreign defense and policy officials to hear directly from the new U.S. government.


All-Female Orchestra From Afghanistan Is A Force For Change

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

An orchestra composed of 30 Afghan women, ages 14 to 20, is defying stereotypes and reviving the country's musical tradition.


Countries React To President Trump's Immigration Order

Monday, January 30, 2017

People in many countries rejected the ban on refugees and restrictions on citizens of 7 Muslim-majority countries. The measures added to growing frustration and concern with the new U.S. president.


German Chancellor Merkel Speaks With Trump

Sunday, January 29, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked with President Trump Saturday. The two discussed NATO, Russia and security cooperation during the 45-minute call.


Populist Leader Aims 'To Change Political Situation' In Germany — And Europe

Friday, January 27, 2017

Frauke Petry's Alternative for Germany party enjoys the most support of any nationalist faction in that country since World War II. Its counterparts in Europe are also seeing surges in support.