Saturday, June 18, 2011

Daily Bulletin | 18.06.2011, 18:30 UTC

DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

18.06.2011, 18:30 UTC
DAILY BULLETIN

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

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Overview of Topics

* Merkel urges private creditors to help tackle Greek crisis
* Karzai confirms US in contact with Taliban
* Pope Benedict to get new, greener set of wheels
* Franco-era monument remains divisive for Spain
* Syria violence continues after deadly Friday protests
* Women's World Cup
* Morocco's king pledges to give up some of his power
* Opera musicians may boycott Japan tour over radiation fears
* 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 urges private creditors to help tackle Greek crisis

Amid continued protests in Athens, German Chancellor Merkel has called on
private creditors to provide "substantial aid" to ease the Greek debt
crisis. Meanwhile, the Eurogroup has warned of the debt crisis spreading.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewb57nI45gen02I0

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Karzai confirms US in contact with Taliban

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday that the US is engaged in
talks with the Taliban about a possible peace settlement to the nearly
decade-long war in his country.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewb57nI45gen02I1

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Pope Benedict to get new, greener set of wheels

A German news report says carmaker Mercedes-Benz is designing a new hybrid
four-wheel drive for Pope Benedict XVI. The Vatican has confirmed the
greener 'Popemobile' could hit the road next year.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewb57nI45gen02I2

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Franco-era monument remains divisive for Spain

In Spain, a monument conceived by dictator Francisco Franco is at the
center of heated debate. The government wants to turn the "Valley of the
Fallen" into a place of reconciliation, but achieving that aim won't be
easy.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewb57nI45gen02I3

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Syria violence continues after deadly Friday protests

Syrian troops and gunmen stormed a town near the Turkish border on
Saturday, one day after at least 12 people were shot dead by government
forces. France and Germany have agreed to lobby for stronger sanctions.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewb57nI45gen02I4

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Women's World Cup

Germany is hosting the premier tournament of the women's game this year.
Find out more about women's football and the 2011 World Cup with DW's
indepth reports.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewb57nI45gen02I5

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Morocco's king pledges to give up some of his power

The King of Morocco has moved to voluntarily limit his own powers, hoping
to appease protesters following months of demonstrations demanding more
democracy. But some say the planned reform does not go far enough.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewb57nI45gen02I6

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Opera musicians may boycott Japan tour over radiation fears

A planned tour of Japan by one of Germany's top opera companies is turning
into an endurance test, with some musicians saying they will not attend
because of fears of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewb57nI45gen02I7

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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=ewb57nI45gen02I8

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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=ewb57nI45gen02I9

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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=ewb57nI45gen02Ia

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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=ewb57nI45gen02Ib

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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=ewb57nI45gen02Ic

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