Thursday, June 9, 2011

From the Heart of Europe | 09.06.2011, 14:00 UTC

DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

09.06.2011, 14:00 UTC
FROM THE HEART OF EUROPE

An inside perspective on key events that impact Germany and Europe

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Overview of Topics

* Greek workers strike as pressure from international creditors mounts
* GM mulls Opel sale again: reports
* World Bank predicts slow growth for 2011, rebound in 2012
* Spain won't sue, but Germany will help after E. coli error
* Italy to appeal Brazil's refusal to extradite convicted murderer
* Shoplifting costs German retailers 5 million euros a day
* European human rights chief calls for more engagement in rescuing refugees
* Turkey headed to a one-party system, critics say
* Oil prices shoot up as OPEC fails to agree on higher output
* One year before kickoff, Ukraine ups the ante in Euro 2012 preparations
* Global Media Forum 2011
* Find out what's making the news across Asia
* PARTNER SITE: Commentary from atlantic-community.org

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Greek workers strike as pressure from international creditors mounts

Disgruntled Greek workers walked off the job to protest privatization and
budget cuts, as the parliament prepared to vote on another round of cuts.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=eway8jI45gen02I0

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GM mulls Opel sale again: reports

Maybe General Motors wants to unload Opel after all. Fresh rumors have
surfaced that the US auto giant is once again seeking a buyer for its
European subsidiary.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=eway8jI45gen02I1

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World Bank predicts slow growth for 2011, rebound in 2012

The World Bank has predicted that developing nations will be a driving
force in the global economy through 2012. High-income nations, meanwhile,
are still picking up the pieces from the global economic crisis.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=eway8jI45gen02I2

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Spain won't sue, but Germany will help after E. coli error

Spain's Europe minister has said Madrid won't take Germany to court over
the mistaken E. coli-related warning against Spanish cucumbers. But the
Berlin government will help restore the reputation of Spanish produce.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=eway8jI45gen02I3

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Italy to appeal Brazil's refusal to extradite convicted murderer

The Supreme Court of Brazil has decided not to extradite a former far-left
militant to Italy, straining tensions between the two nations. Italy says
it will seek recourse with the International Court of Justice.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=eway8jI45gen02I4

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Shoplifting costs German retailers 5 million euros a day

Germans are known more as big savers than big spenders, but according to a
new report, there's no shortage of small-time thieves.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=eway8jI45gen02I5

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European human rights chief calls for more engagement in rescuing refugees

The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner has called upon European
countries to do more to help refugees fleeing Libya. This year, the
commissioner estimates 1,400 people have died crossing the Mediterranean.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=eway8jI45gen02I6

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Turkey headed to a one-party system, critics say

Turkey's Islamist-rooted conservative ruling party is expected to easily
win a third term. While the AKP promises broader democratic rights, critics
fear a landslide victory would lead to a "one man, one party" system.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=eway8jI45gen02I7

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Oil prices shoot up as OPEC fails to agree on higher output

Talks between OPEC members in Vienna have collapsed after a bid to increase
global oil output was rejected. The failure to boost production has
disappointed western countries who sought to stem fuel inflation.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=eway8jI45gen02I8

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One year before kickoff, Ukraine ups the ante in Euro 2012 preparations

With a year to go until the Euro 2012 kickoff, a worried UEFA is making
sure co-host Ukraine will be ready in time. But the country seems to be
catching up and is keen to touch up its international image.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=eway8jI45gen02I9

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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=eway8jI45gen02Ia

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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=eway8jI45gen02Ib

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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=eway8jI45gen02Ic

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