Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson http://wmuk.org en EU Rejects Crimean Vote, Weighs Sanctions Against Russia http://wmuk.org/post/eu-rejects-crimean-vote-weighs-sanctions-against-russia Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And as Eleanor just told Renee, the government in Kiev says the world is with them, and not with Russia.<p>Let's bring in NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson into this conversation. She's in Berlin. She's been monitoring the European reaction to the vote in Crimea.<p>And, Soraya, as we mentioned, the EU, like the United States, threatening sanctions against Russia. EU foreign ministers are actually meeting today to draw some up and take a vote. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 12973 at http://wmuk.org German Farmers Fear For Europe's Bacon With U.S. Trade Deal http://wmuk.org/post/german-farmers-fear-europes-bacon-us-trade-deal When German farmers and activists descended upon Chancellor Angela Merkel's office building Wednesday morning, they brought along some special guests — 17 pigs. The stunt was the latest European backlash against a proposed free trade deal with the U.S. that could lift restrictions on American meat sold in Europe.<p>Under the watchful eye of German police officers, the pigs munched happily on straw strewn across the pavement to keep the herd from running amok.<p>The protesters said the pigs at today's protest were meant to symbolize wholesome farming, rather than to insult Merkel. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:19:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 11739 at http://wmuk.org German Farmers Fear For Europe's Bacon With U.S. Trade Deal Berlin Clinic Aims To Make Genital Cutting Survivors Feel Whole http://wmuk.org/post/berlin-clinic-aims-make-genital-cutting-survivors-feel-whole At a recent sewing class held in Berlin at <a href="http://www.mama-afrika.org/" target="_blank">Mama Afrika</a>, which helps immigrants adjust to life in Germany, most of the African and Middle Eastern students feign ignorance when founder Hadja Kaba asks them about female genital mutilation.<p>Turning to one young woman wearing a veil she asks, "Have you been cut?"<p>"Yes," the woman answers, holding up the cloth she is sewing.<p>Kaba tries again. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:11:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 11447 at http://wmuk.org Berlin Clinic Aims To Make Genital Cutting Survivors Feel Whole Is A 500-Year-Old German Beer Law Heritage Worth Honoring? http://wmuk.org/post/500-year-old-german-beer-law-heritage-worth-honoring Germans are serious about their beer. Serious enough for the European country's main brewers association to urge the United Nations to recognize that fact.<p>The brewers association wants a five-century-old law governing how German beer is made to become part of the <a href="http://whc.unesco.org/en/about/">UNESCO World Heritage</a> list. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:05:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 11140 at http://wmuk.org Germany's Merkel To Be Sworn In Again As Chancellor http://wmuk.org/post/germanys-merkel-be-sworn-third-term Weeks of post-election political limbo have ended in Germany. The country's main center-left party has voted to join the coalition government of Angela Merkel. The move clears the way for her to start her third term as chancellor. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:03:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 11081 at http://wmuk.org