Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson appears in the following:

Wanted: Female German Astronauts

Friday, March 18, 2016

Aerospace engineer Claudia Kessler is searching for Germany's first female astronaut. The country's previous 11 astronauts were all men, which she says highlights German sexism in the sciences.


Migrant Backlash Benefits Germany's Far-Right Party

Monday, March 14, 2016

In local German elections, voters delivered a harsh blow to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats over her refugee policy that saw more than a million migrants apply for asylum last year.


New German Law Delays Refugee Families Reuniting

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Germany is determined to dissuade more asylum seekers from coming there, but a new law its parliament passed last month targets an especially vulnerable group: children.


German Anti-Immigrant Party Gaining Election Momentum

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The rise in hostile rhetoric against migrants in Germany is being linked to the country's new populist political party. The "Alliance for Germany is expected to win pivotal elections on Sunday.


EU Welcomes Turkey's Plan To Take Back Migrants Illegally Entering Europe

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Turkey's prime minister surprised European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels by linking progress in Turkey's application to join the EU to assisting Europe with the migrant crisis.


Bernie Sanders Ticks Off Romanians On Twitter Over Internet Speed Tweet

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Pointing out America's inadequacies is a common tactic in U.S. presidential campaigns, but sometimes the jabs backfire. That happened this week to Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders when he took on Internet speeds in the U.S.

His observation Wednesday drew a flurry of annoyed responses on both sides of the Atlantic. ...


Donald Trump Looms Large — Even Among Observers Looking On From Germany

Thursday, March 03, 2016

In Germany, the American presidential primaries are generating more interest than usual — especially in Trump, a candidate who has German roots, and whose rise has many Germans feeling alarmed.


Pressures Of Migrant Crisis Weigh Heavy On Germany

Monday, February 29, 2016

Germany is straining to cope with the large number of asylum-seekers and is encouraging some of them to return home. Germany's Parliament has also passed new laws making deportation easier.


Discouraged By Delays In Germany, Some Migrants Opt To Return Home

Friday, February 26, 2016

They say they are leaving because of lengthy delays in being recognized as refugees, poor living conditions and humiliation at the hands of German authorities.


Cameron Reaches New Deal On Britain's EU Status

Saturday, February 20, 2016

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European Leaders Reach Deal To Help Keep Britain In European Union

Friday, February 19, 2016

British Prime Minister David Cameron says he negotiated a deal to give the United Kingdom special status in the European Union. The deal follows a series of meetings between Cameron and other leaders.


In Trump's German Ancestral Village, The Locals Are Not Impressed

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Donald Trump wrote in his 1987 book, The Art of the Deal, that his grandfather came from Sweden. These days, the Republican presidential hopeful and real estate mogul embraces different paternal roots.

The teetotaler's grandfather actually comes from a medieval wine-making village called Kallstadt, in the southwestern German state of ...


Elderly Former Nazi Death Camps Guard On Trial In Germany

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard is on trial in Germany for 170,000 counts of accessory to murder. Reinhold Hanning admits to being a guard at the camp but denies he was involved in mass murder.


Danish Communities Integrate Refugees As Politicians Debate Limits

Saturday, February 06, 2016

As Denmark's politicians debate how many asylum seekers to let in, the country is working to better integrate the refugees already there.


Denmark's Mixed Message For Refugees

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Are refugees still welcome in Denmark? Many Danes say yes, despite a new, controversial law requiring police to seize cash and other valuables from asylum seekers arriving in the Nordic country. There's widespread criticism in Denmark of the new law, even as many Danes are nervous about the rising number ...


Denmark Wants To Become 'A Little Bit Less Attractive' To Refugees

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Danish government is determined to persuade asylum seekers not to come to Denmark. Its plan to order police to seize cash and valuables from asylum seekers is sparking an outcry.


Danish Government Debates Controversial Seizure Law Aimed At Migrants

Monday, January 25, 2016

The welcome for migrants hoping to build new lives in Europe is wearing thin. Denmark, which has taken in relatively few asylum seekers, is doing everything it can to stop any more from arriving.


New Polish Parliament Stalls Judicial System

Sunday, January 24, 2016

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Proposed Danish Law Would Confiscate Cash From Asylum Seekers

Saturday, January 23, 2016

In an effort to deter refugees, a controversial bill in Denmark calls for police to confiscate cash and valuables from arriving asylum seekers.


German Anger Toward Migrants Is Directed At North Africans

Thursday, January 21, 2016

North Africans are blamed for recent attacks on German women. Police are raiding their communities — including the largest one in Duesseldorf. Some longtime Moroccan residents are fighting back.