Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

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German Chancellor's Party Has Poor Showing In Her Home State Election

Monday, September 05, 2016

Angela Merkel's approval ratings are plummeting over her government's disjointed refugee policy. Voter anger over the issue led to a stinging rebuke in the state where she has her political base.


Artists Use Humans As A Canvas At World Bodypainting Festival

Monday, August 15, 2016

As part of our series on unusual summer festivals, NPR travels to Austria for the World Bodypainting Festival, where artists use brushes, sprays and sponges on human canvases.


Anti-EU Forces In Austria Push For Exit Referendum

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Brexit has encouraged pro-exit movements across Europe. In Austria, only 51 percent of the people tell pollsters they want to stay in the European Union, and a new party has formed with a single goal: get out.


Manhunt Underway After Shooting Leaves At Least 9 Dead In Munich

Friday, July 22, 2016

At least nine people were killed Friday after a shooting near a shopping center in Munich, Germany. Police say they are searching for as many as three shooters.


In Germany, Lawmakers Pass 'No Means No' Law For Cases Of Rape

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Lawmakers approved tougher laws Thursday, closing loopholes that had created a "second, bitter humiliation for victims" when perpetrators weren't punished, said Germany's justice minister.


Germany Looks For New Partners In Wake Of Brexit Vote

Monday, June 27, 2016

Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted her French and Italian counterparts Monday, to plot the European Union's moves after Brexit. Germany, though the key player, is wary of coming across too strong.


Amid Housing Shortage, Berlin Bans Short-Term Rentals

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Berlin government has imposed a ban on short-term rentals using sites like Airbnb. They say rentals are causing a housing shortage and high rents — but renters say they are being scapegoated.


Germany Gains New Leverage After U.K. Votes To Leave EU

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Brexit vote is a bitter blow for Germany, the most powerful member of the European Union whose chancellor will now struggle to stop the anti-elite contagion from spreading on the continent.


Incident At Theater Rattles A Nervous Germany

Thursday, June 23, 2016

An armed man is reportedly dead after a SWAT team was sent into a cinema in a small town near Mannheim.


In Germany, Asylum Seekers' Medical Needs Are Being Contained

Monday, June 13, 2016

Providing care to asylum seekers has been a challenge, not least due to language barriers. Two entrepreneurs have turned shipping containers into mobile clinics, with 24-hour access to translators.


U.S. Enlarges Its Military Footprint In Eastern Europe, To Mixed Reviews

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In Poland and Romania, some are happy to have new U.S. bases in light of recent Russian moves. But others say the most likely result will be heightened tensions with Moscow.


Loss And Reunion For Family Fleeing Afghanistan

Saturday, May 14, 2016

One Afghan family fled to Germany through the Mediterranean to save one child from the clutches of an Afghan strongman. But it cost the life of another one of their children, or so they thought.


To Defend NATO, U.S. Sets Up Missile Defense Systems In Eastern Europe

Friday, May 13, 2016

New U.S. bases are located on Cold War relics — areas that once belonged to Warsaw Pact forces. The U.S. is trying to reassure the Russians that the defense systems are not a threat.


Romania Hosts First U.S. Bases As Russia Distrust Mounts

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mounting Romanian distrust of Russia following its actions in neighboring Ukraine and Moldova has driven Bucharest to take dramatic steps to modernize its military and host some of the first U.S. bases in a former Iron Curtain country.


U.S., NATO Reveal Plan To Confront Russian Aggression

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

A change of command ceremony at the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, became a platform for the Pentagon chief and his top generals to lash out at Russian aggression.


German Authorities Crack Down On Leader Of Anti-Islam Group

Monday, April 25, 2016

German authorities say a rise in hate speech is fueling attacks on migrants and Muslims in Germany, which is why they're aggressively pursuing the founder of one anti-Islamist movement in court.


Some Families Of Brussels Terror Victims Still Waiting For Identification

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Critics say Belgian forensics teams are taking too long to identify victims, leaving some families in the dark about their loved ones.


European Ministers Hold Meeting In Brussels After Terror Attacks

Thursday, March 24, 2016

With pressure mounting to improve inter-agency communication, European ministers hold contentious talks in Brussels, a city reeling from the deadly terrorist attacks this week.


Belgian Authorities Continue Search For Key Suspect In Brussels Attacks

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Authorities are still searching for a suspect involved in Tuesday's airport bombing. The federal prosecutor says more is known about the bombers who killed at least 31 and wounded hundreds.


Investigators Ask Public To Help Identify Possible Suspect In Belgium Attacks

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Police in Belgium are searching for a man they believe is connected to Tuesday's back-to-back bombings in the airport and at a subway station in Brussels. More than 30 people are dead and at least 200 wounded after explosions struck the city during the morning rush hour.