Thursday, March 17, 2011

Daily Bulletin | 17.03.2011, 19:30 UTC

DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

17.03.2011, 19:30 UTC
DAILY BULLETIN

DW-WORLD.DE's top stories from Germany and Europe

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Overview of Topics

* Japan steps up efforts to prevent nuclear meltdown
* Merkel defends moratorium, extension of nuclear power use
* German nuclear exit possible by 2017, research body says
* Insurance industry watches Fukushima nuclear leak closely
* UN draft on Libya calls for 'all necessary measures'
* Winds of change
* German literary tradition makes room for two major book fairs
* Divided Italy celebrates 150 years of unity
* PARTNER SITE: Commentary from atlantic-community.org
* Free podcasts: live performances from the Beethovenfest
* Find out what's making the news across Asia
* Global Media Forum 2011

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Japan steps up efforts to prevent nuclear meltdown

Efforts to cool overheated fuel rods at the Fukushima nuclear plant in
Japan were stepped up on Thursday amid fears of dangerously high radiation
levels. More foreign governments moved to help evacuate their nationals.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew90brI45gen02I0

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Merkel defends moratorium, extension of nuclear power use

Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected calls to reverse a decision to extend
the use of nuclear power. Shutting down Germany's seven oldest plants for
inspections showed that safety was the No. 1 priority, she said.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew90brI45gen02I1

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German nuclear exit possible by 2017, research body says

Germany could cover its energy needs without nuclear power by 2017, the
research group for the environment ministry has said. It added that by
2050, all the country's energy needs could be covered by renewables.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew90brI45gen02I2

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Insurance industry watches Fukushima nuclear leak closely

Nearly anything can be insured for the right price. But experts say it's
impossible to estimate the financial damage caused by a nuclear disaster,
which is why insurers keep reactor-related risks at an arm's length.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew90brI45gen02I3

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UN draft on Libya calls for 'all necessary measures'

The latest draft resolution on Libya calls for 'all necessary measures' to
protect civilians, short of an occupation. The head of NATO warned the UN
Security Council that 'time is running out' to stop Gadhafi.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew90brI45gen02I4

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Winds of change

For weeks, people in the Arab world have been taking to the streets to
protest against long-serving rulers and demand democratic change. We
provide in-depth coverage and analysis on the unrest sweeping the region.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew90brI45gen02I5

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German literary tradition makes room for two major book fairs

The city of Leipzig is once again welcoming thousands of visitors to its
annual book fair. The event is a success story - even though it is in the
same country as the world's largest book fair, Frankfurt.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew90brI45gen02I6

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Divided Italy celebrates 150 years of unity

It's 150 years since Italy became a unified country, and official
celebrations have begun. But the nation's party spirit is distinctly
overcast as skeptics argue that Italy remains as divided as ever.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew90brI45gen02I7

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PARTNER SITE: Commentary from atlantic-community.org

Atlantic-community.org is an online platform for transatlantic debate on
key issues of international politics and globalization. Find thought
provoking analysis from international policy leaders and decision makers.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew90brI45gen02I8

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Free podcasts: live performances from the Beethovenfest

Deutsche Welle presents highlights recorded live at the Beethovenfest,
including star performers and up-and-coming talent like percussionist
Martin Grubinger and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Download for
free!

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew90brI45gen02I9

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Find out what's making the news across Asia

Our daily reports and analysis on a wide range of issues from the world of
politics, business and culture provide an in-depth look at what's going on
in that part of the world.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew90brI45gen02Ia

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Global Media Forum 2011

The fourth Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum "Human Rights in a globalized
World - Challenges for the Media", international conference, 20-22 June
2011, Bonn/Germany

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew90brI45gen02Ib

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