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DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

20.05.2011, 18:30 UTC
DAILY BULLETIN

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

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Overview of Topics

* Spanish leader hints at amnesty for 'banned' pre-vote protests
* German crime rate drops to record low
* NATO defends airstrikes on Libyan navy vessels
* Poverty among the German elderly on the rise
* Critics call reunification monument a superficial sideshow attraction
* New smartphone app aims to combat corruption
* Red lights aflame as European students opt for sex work
* 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
* Free podcasts and LIVE-STREAM: Paavo Jarvi interprets Beethoven

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Spanish leader hints at amnesty for 'banned' pre-vote protests

The prime minister of Spain, seeking to calm the waters ahead of tense
local elections, has said he sympathizes with peaceful protesters. But he
has not overturned an official ban on election-eve demonstrations.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaiypI45gen02I0

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German crime rate drops to record low

Crime figures have fallen in Germany, and police solved a record-breaking
number of crimes in 2010. Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich is
delighted, yet an alarming rise in Internet crime has tarnished the good
news.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaiypI45gen02I1

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NATO defends airstrikes on Libyan navy vessels

NATO has defended its decision to bomb eight docked Libyan warships
following fears over Gadhafi's increasing reliance on the navy. NATO
asserted that its ongoing airstrikes have successfully weakened Gadhafi's
regime.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaiypI45gen02I2

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Poverty among the German elderly on the rise

Old-age poverty already affects over 7 million people in Germany. Experts
are warning that the number of elderly people living below the poverty line
will increase. Social organizations are demanding action.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaiypI45gen02I3

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Critics call reunification monument a superficial sideshow attraction

After hundreds of proposals and years of debate, a design for Berlin's
newest monument has been selected. But it has drawn harsh criticism from
those who say it symbolizes all the wrong things.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaiypI45gen02I4

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New smartphone app aims to combat corruption

Bribespot, a new app from a Lithuanian software developer, allows users to
'crowdsource' reports of global corruption and make more people aware of
incidents of bribery.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaiypI45gen02I5

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Red lights aflame as European students opt for sex work

Many university students pick up extra cash by waiting on tables or pulling
beers. But a new study has found that an increasing number are turning to
the sex trade - and that they wouldn't have it any other way.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaiypI45gen02I6

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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=ewaiypI45gen02I7

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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=ewaiypI45gen02I8

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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=ewaiypI45gen02I9

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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=ewaiypI45gen02Ia

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Free podcasts and LIVE-STREAM: Paavo Jarvi interprets Beethoven

DW presents live recordings from this year's Beethovenfest, available
starting Sept. 9. Also, don't miss the LIVE-STREAM of all nine Beethoven
symphonies from Sept. 9-12, interpreted by conductor Paarvo Jarvi.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaiypI45gen02Ib

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