Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Daily Bulletin | 19.07.2011, 18:30 UTC

DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

19.07.2011, 18:30 UTC
DAILY BULLETIN

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

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Overview of Topics

* Merkel, Medvedev wrap up constructive dialogue
* Murdochs deny responsibility over NoW phone hacking scandal
* New European ratings agency slated to open next year
* New rules for nuclear waste in Europe
* Democratic reforms still distant dreams six months into Arab Spring
* Russia launches advanced space telescope
* WWII-era author Hans Fallada is rediscovered at home and abroad
* Massive Chilean dam project met with protest
* 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

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Merkel, Medvedev wrap up constructive dialogue

The leaders of Germany and Russia have acknowledged that they differ over
political reform. But at their meeting on Tuesday in Hanover, they
bolstered their business ties with 15 bilateral accords.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewc0mnI45gen02I0

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Murdochs deny responsibility over NoW phone hacking scandal

News Corporation head Rupert Murdoch and his son James have apologized over
the News of the World phone hacking scandal and denied any responsibility
for wrongdoing perpetrated at the tabloid newspaper.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewc0mnI45gen02I1

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New European ratings agency slated to open next year

Established international ratings agencies have drawn political ire in
Europe over their downgrading of several nations' sovereign debt. Now a new
European ratings agency is meant to counterbalance their influence.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewc0mnI45gen02I2

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New rules for nuclear waste in Europe

A new EU directive says that radioactive waste and spent fuel rods from
Europe's 143 nuclear reactors must in future be buried in secure
underground bunkers. The new rules don't impose an export ban on nuclear
waste.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewc0mnI45gen02I3

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Democratic reforms still distant dreams six months into Arab Spring

The Arab Spring could turn into a Summer of Discontent as those countries
which saw major upheavals and uprisings over the last six months remain as
resistant to change as they were before the wave of revolution began.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewc0mnI45gen02I4

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Russia launches advanced space telescope

Spectrum-R is the most advanced space radio telescope ever built, experts
say. Russia is eager to show its resurgence in space exploration,
particularly as NASA shuts down its shuttle program.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewc0mnI45gen02I5

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WWII-era author Hans Fallada is rediscovered at home and abroad

Six decades after his death, German author Hans Fallada was rediscovered
abroad when a new translation of his last novel became a surprise hit. Now,
the book about Nazi resistance is topping books lists in Germany.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewc0mnI45gen02I6

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Massive Chilean dam project met with protest

The recently-approved HidroAysen project is set to build a 2,000-kilometer
long high-voltage line. Energy companies say the country needs the project,
while activists point to alternatives.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewc0mnI45gen02I7

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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=ewc0mnI45gen02I8

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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=ewc0mnI45gen02I9

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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=ewc0mnI45gen02Ia

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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=ewc0mnI45gen02Ib

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