Thursday, March 3, 2011

From the Heart of Europe | 03.03.2011, 15:00 UTC

DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

03.03.2011, 15:00 UTC
FROM THE HEART OF EUROPE

An inside perspective on key events that impact Germany and Europe

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Overview of Topics

* Plans for first Chinese-made Volvos in place
* Aldi and bakers in spat over fresh bread
* Gadhafi loyalists capture Dutch soldiers during botched evacuation
* Dutch government faces loss of Senate majority
* Formula One legend Williams floats, and falls, on stock market
* Car industry celebrates recovery at Geneva Motor Show
* Gorbachev slams Putin and Medvedev in 80th birthday interview
* Fashion house Dior sacks star designer Galliano over anti-Semitic video
* EU court bans gender as basis for insurance cost
* Disruption to Libyan oil supply highlights need for EU energy
diversification
* Global Media Forum 2011
* Find out what's making the news across Asia
* PARTNER SITE: Commentary from atlantic-community.org

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Plans for first Chinese-made Volvos in place

The conservative Swedish carmaker Volvo was bought half a year ago by the
Chinese manufacturer Geely. While that helped Volvo out of some hot water,
its new Chinese boss has his own vision for the future.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew8nhmI45gen02I0

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Aldi and bakers in spat over fresh bread

German bakers have taken discount store Aldi to court over its claim that
machines in its stores dispense freshly baked bread at the touch of a
button. A judge who wanted a look at the raw dough was denied permission.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew8nhmI45gen02I1

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Gadhafi loyalists capture Dutch soldiers during botched evacuation

Three Dutch soldiers have been taken by armed men loyal to leader Moammar
Gadhafi, according to the Dutch Defense Ministry. The soldiers were
evacuating two European citizens from the country rocked by civil unrest.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew8nhmI45gen02I2

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Dutch government faces loss of Senate majority

The Dutch government looks set to fall short of a majority in the Senate
after regional elections. The coalition might find it hard to govern, even
with help from an anti-Islam party that enjoyed relative success.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew8nhmI45gen02I3

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Formula One legend Williams floats, and falls, on stock market

Williams is the first F1 team to publicly offer shares on the markets and
is hoping to secure its long-term future in the process. Once dominant, the
team has hit hard times, and its opening day's trading reflected this.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew8nhmI45gen02I4

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Car industry celebrates recovery at Geneva Motor Show

Two years after the height of the financial crisis that almost brought the
automobile industry to its knees, manufacturers are on track to post
pre-crisis earnings.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew8nhmI45gen02I5

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Gorbachev slams Putin and Medvedev in 80th birthday interview

In an interview published on his 80th birthday, Mikhail Gorbachev, the last
Soviet president, said Russia's current leaders were rolling back
democracy. He also warned Putin not to seek another term as president.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew8nhmI45gen02I6

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Fashion house Dior sacks star designer Galliano over anti-Semitic video

The French fashion house Dior has fired its flamboyant creative director
John Galliano after an amateur video surfaced showing him declaring his
love for Hitler and hurling anti-Semitic abuse at a couple in a Paris bar.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew8nhmI45gen02I7

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EU court bans gender as basis for insurance cost

Insurance companies have enjoyed an exemption from EU anti-discrimination
laws, charging different premiums for men and women. But the bloc's Court
of Justice has now said this practice must end.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew8nhmI45gen02I8

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Disruption to Libyan oil supply highlights need for EU energy
diversification

The unrest in Libya, Africa's third-largest oil producer, has had no
significant impact so far on oil supply in Europe, but the disruption to
oil production underlines the need for diversification of energy sources.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew8nhmI45gen02I9

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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=ew8nhmI45gen02Ia

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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=ew8nhmI45gen02Ib

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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=ew8nhmI45gen02Ic

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