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DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

23.05.2011, 18:30 UTC
DAILY BULLETIN

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

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Overview of Topics

* European Union slaps sanctions on Syrian leader al-Assad
* Obama tours Europe in search of a firmer strategic alliance
* Competition watchdog criticizes high fuel prices
* Berlin opens liaison office in Benghazi, deepening ties with Libyan rebels
* Dutch court rejects bid to drop hate speech trial
* Anti-government protests continue for third day in Georgia
* German brewery changes Glasgow's drinking culture
* EU considers an end to the plastic bag
* 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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European Union slaps sanctions on Syrian leader al-Assad

EU foreign ministers have agreed on direct sanctions against Syrian
President Bashar al-Assad in the wake of the brutal clampdown on
anti-government demonstrations. Fresh sanctions will also hit Belarus,
Libya and Iran.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaku8I45gen02I0

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Obama tours Europe in search of a firmer strategic alliance

US President Barack Obama's first visit to Europe in 2008 was greeted with
widespread euphoria and the inkling of a new beginning. This time around,
however, a sense of sobriety pervades transatlantic relations.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaku8I45gen02I1

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Competition watchdog criticizes high fuel prices

Drivers have long claimed that fuel prices in Germany are higher than they
need to be. Now Germany's cartel office, the Bundeskartellamt, has
confirmed their suspicions in a report due to be released on Thursday.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaku8I45gen02I2

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Berlin opens liaison office in Benghazi, deepening ties with Libyan rebels

Germany has opened a liaison office in the Libyan opposition stronghold of
Benghazi a day after the EU deepened ties with the anti-Gadhafi rebels.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaku8I45gen02I3

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Dutch court rejects bid to drop hate speech trial

Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders has failed in his bid to have a hate
speech trial against him dismissed. Judges in the Netherlands have rejected
the Dutch Freedom Party leader's claim that the court was not impartial.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaku8I45gen02I4

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Anti-government protests continue for third day in Georgia

Protests continued on Monday in Georgia with demonstrators calling for the
ouster of the Caucasian nation's President Mikheil Saakashvili.
Saakashvili's government says it supports the right to protest peacefully.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaku8I45gen02I5

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German brewery changes Glasgow's drinking culture

Five years ago, Petra Wetzel spotted a gap in the Scottish beer market. She
opened up a traditional-style German brewery, bar and restaurant in the
city of Glasgow and hasn't looked back since.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaku8I45gen02I6

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EU considers an end to the plastic bag

The EU wants to get rid of plastic bags. The bloc's executive is
considering a range of options – including an outright ban – in an
effort to cut down on the amount of destructive plastic ending up in the
biosphere.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewaku8I45gen02I7

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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=ewaku8I45gen02I8

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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=ewaku8I45gen02I9

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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=ewaku8I45gen02Ia

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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=ewaku8I45gen02Ib

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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=ewaku8I45gen02Ic

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