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DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

21.05.2011, 18:30 UTC
DAILY BULLETIN

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

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Overview of Topics

* Merkel's Bavarian allies opt for complete nuclear shutdown by 2022
* German finance minister backs French counterpart for IMF job
* German army confirms firing on violent protesters in Afghanistan
* Online poker lures German players despite ban
* Mark Webber breaks Vettel's pole streak, Red Bulls flying in Spain
* Spanish protesters defy pre-election rally ban
* Aung San Suu Kyi calls for more international support for Burma
* Key European nations call for new sanctions against Belarus
* 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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Merkel's Bavarian allies opt for complete nuclear shutdown by 2022

Precautionary measures and routine maintenance have shut down all but four
German nuclear power plants. Chancellor Merkel's Bavarian sister party now
says it wants to bring down the curtain on atomic energy altogether.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewajdkI45gen02I0

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German finance minister backs French counterpart for IMF job

Germany's finance minister has echoed Chancellor Angela Merkel's praise for
his French counterpart Christine Lagarde, as Europe seeks a new candidate
for managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewajdkI45gen02I1

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German army confirms firing on violent protesters in Afghanistan

The Defense Ministry in Berlin has said that German soldiers not only fired
warning shots but also targeted demonstrators during violent protests in
the Northern Afghanistan city of Talokan.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewajdkI45gen02I2

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Online poker lures German players despite ban

People who play online poker in Germany are operating in a gray zone.
Internet gambling is technically forbidden, but it's almost never
prosecuted. The lure of easy money is too much for many people to resist.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewajdkI45gen02I3

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Mark Webber breaks Vettel's pole streak, Red Bulls flying in Spain

Sebastian Vettel was denied his fifth straight pole of the season by
teammate Mark Webber, who bested the world champion's time by two tenths of
a second. Both Red Bull cars left the competition in the weeds, again.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewajdkI45gen02I4

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Spanish protesters defy pre-election rally ban

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=ewajdkI45gen02I5

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Aung San Suu Kyi calls for more international support for Burma

Human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi has called for a boost in
international support in Burma. In a Deutsche Welle debate, she has
asserted that more needs to be done to achieve political change.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewajdkI45gen02I6

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Key European nations call for new sanctions against Belarus

Key European nations are calling for new sanctions against Belarusian
President Alexander Lukashenko as his regime continues to try and imprison
former presidential candidates and opposition members.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewajdkI45gen02I7

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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=ewajdkI45gen02I8

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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=ewajdkI45gen02I9

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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=ewajdkI45gen02Ia

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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=ewajdkI45gen02Ib

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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=ewajdkI45gen02Ic

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