Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

29.06.2011, 18:30 UTC
DAILY BULLETIN

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

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Overview of Topics

* Greek parliament passes critical austerity package
* Europe hails Lagarde as IMF successor
* Taliban raid on Kabul hotel kills at least 20
* Ministers agree on extension of Germany's anti-terrorism laws
* Russia cuts electricity supply to Belarus
* China agrees to invest billions in German products and know-how
* Women's World Cup
* Dutch coffee shops allowed to sell cannabis to foreigners, for now
* PARTNER SITE: Commentary from atlantic-community.org
* Free podcasts: live performances from the Beethovenfest
* Find out what's making the news across Asia
* Free podcasts and LIVE-STREAM: Paavo Jarvi interprets Beethoven
* Women's World Cup in Germany

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Greek parliament passes critical austerity package

Greek lawmakers shrugged off the tens of thousands of protesters outside
parliament in Athens and passed an austerity bill. The EU had made the
measure a requirement for a desperately needed injection of funds.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewbfpvI45gen02I0

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Europe hails Lagarde as IMF successor

With strong backing from Europe and the United States, French Finance
Minister Christine Lagarde has been named as the new head of the
International Monetary Fund.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewbfpvI45gen02I1

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Taliban raid on Kabul hotel kills at least 20

A gunfight with security forces raged on into the early hours after nine
militants stormed a hotel in the Afghan capital. Officials said nine
civilians and two police officers were killed. All the insurgents died too.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewbfpvI45gen02I2

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Ministers agree on extension of Germany's anti-terrorism laws

A month-long disagreement among government ministries about the extension
of anti-terrorism laws in Germany appears to have ended. The government is
to reauthorize the laws for another four years.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewbfpvI45gen02I3

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Russia cuts electricity supply to Belarus

Russia has cut electricity supplies to Belarus, following the country's
inability to pay its debts. The Kremlin says that there is no political
subtext to the decision and that the move is purely business-related.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewbfpvI45gen02I4

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China agrees to invest billions in German products and know-how

China has inked trade deals worth several billion euros with Germany, its
largest trading partner in the EU, after talks between their government
leaders this week.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewbfpvI45gen02I5

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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
in-depth reports.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewbfpvI45gen02I6

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Dutch coffee shops allowed to sell cannabis to foreigners, for now

The closure of a coffee shop that sold cannabis to foreign visitors has
been deemed unlawful by the top Dutch court. However, the court's decision
hinted there would be legal grounds for a change to the law in future.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewbfpvI45gen02I7

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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=ewbfpvI45gen02I8

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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=ewbfpvI45gen02I9

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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=ewbfpvI45gen02Ia

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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=ewbfpvI45gen02Ib

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Women's World Cup in Germany

Coverage from the Women's World Cup in Germany with news, features,
background reports, portraits, results and much more. Try your luck for a
chance at winning a jersey from the German women's national team!

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewbfpvI45gen02Ic

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