Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson http://nhpr.org en Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That http://nhpr.org/post/got-leftovers-share-germany-theres-website Child psychiatrist Vero Buschmann says she was looking for a way to get rid of leftovers without having to throw them away. At the same time, the Berlin resident wanted to meet new people.<p>She found a nonprofit website in Germany that allows her to do both. On a recent evening, her doorbell rings and she buzzes Franzi Zimmerman in to her fifth-floor apartment.<p>"I have a whole bunch of baked goods I just picked up from the baker," Buschmann tells her 29-year-old guest. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:39:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 51000 at http://nhpr.org Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That For German Fans In Berlin Beer Garden, National Pride Is No Problem http://nhpr.org/post/german-fans-berlin-beer-garden-national-pride-no-problem Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Of course, today's match drew big crowds in both the United States and Germany. We first go to NPR Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson in Berlin, who joined scores of Germans at a beer garden to watch the game on three screens outside.<p>SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, BYLINE: Most Germans are uncomfortable displaying national pride because they are sensitive about their country's notorious history. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:34:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 50932 at http://nhpr.org Ultra-Nationalist Party Surges In Hungary http://nhpr.org/post/ultra-nationalist-party-surges-hungary Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>And the far right is poised to do well in Hungary's EU election tomorrow. Candidates blame the EU for many of that country's problems. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports from Budapest.<p>SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, BYLINE: To many Hungarians, a half-finished World War II monument next to a popular fountain in downtown Budapest highlights the extremist tenor of politics in this former East Bloc country.<p>The plan centerpieces a 25-foot statue of the German Imperial Eagle attacking the Archangel Gabriel. Sat, 24 May 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 49118 at http://nhpr.org Eastern Ukraine Muddles Through Voting On Referendums http://nhpr.org/post/eastern-ukraine-muddles-through-voting-referendums Separatists in the eastern Ukraine regions of Donetsk and Luhansk asked voters to take part in an unauthorized referendum Sunday on whether to make their region independent. Sun, 11 May 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 48305 at http://nhpr.org Deaths And Downed Helicopters In Eastern Ukraine Offensive http://nhpr.org/post/deaths-and-downed-helicopters-eastern-ukraine-offensive Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Clashes in Ukraine have left at least 30 people dead in the city of Odessa today. Pro-Kiev and pro-Moscow groups fought in the streets. One of the groups reportedly took refuge in a building that was set on fire amid the chaos. Many who died are said to have fallen or jumped from its windows. This violence in the south comes on the same day Ukrainian troops moved against pro-Moscow militants in the eastern part of the country. The Ukrainian troops were trying to reach a town where a group of European military observers are being held hostage. Fri, 02 May 2014 20:21:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 47818 at http://nhpr.org In Response to Putin, Western Leaders Hope To Make The Man An Island http://nhpr.org/post/response-putin-western-leaders-hope-make-man-island Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>Russian markets and businesses are reeling from Western threats and sanctions - they're a response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's stance toward Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea. But ordinary Russians are closing ranks behind their president. And many Russians tell NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, the U.S. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 45552 at http://nhpr.org EU Rejects Crimean Vote, Weighs Sanctions Against Russia http://nhpr.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 45165 at http://nhpr.org Heinrich Himmler's Private Letters Published In German Newspaper http://nhpr.org/post/heinrich-himmlers-private-letters-published-german-newspaper "The Handwriting of a Mass Murderer" is how Germany's <em>Die Welt </em>newspaper bills its <a href="http://www.welt.de/himmler/">eight-part series</a> featuring excerpts of Heinrich Himmler's personal letters accompanied by family photos, which are reportedly being published for the first time.<p>(An English-language version is <a href="http://www.welt.de/geschichte/himmler/article124223862/Insight-into-the-orderly-world-of-a-mass-murderer.html">here</a>.)<p>The excerpts, published this weekend, come from roughly 700 letters that Himmler, leader of the Nazis' notorious, black-uniformed SS cor Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:39:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 42466 at http://nhpr.org Heinrich Himmler's Private Letters Published In German Newspaper German Farmers Fear For Europe's Bacon With U.S. Trade Deal http://nhpr.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 22:21:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 41913 at http://nhpr.org German Farmers Fear For Europe's Bacon With U.S. Trade Deal Berlin Clinic Aims To Make Genital Cutting Survivors Feel Whole http://nhpr.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 21:27:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 41152 at http://nhpr.org Berlin Clinic Aims To Make Genital Cutting Survivors Feel Whole Is A 500-Year-Old German Beer Law Heritage Worth Honoring? http://nhpr.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 40356 at http://nhpr.org Germany's Merkel To Be Sworn In Again As Chancellor http://nhpr.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 09:35:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 40194 at http://nhpr.org German Voters Expected To Elect Merkel To Third Term http://nhpr.org/post/german-voters-expected-elect-merkel-third-term Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>German voters are expected to elect Chancellor Angela Merkel to a third term on Sunday. Now, if she wins, Merkel, who is a former physicist, will be on the path to becoming Europe's longest-serving female head of government. The prospect of another four years of Merkel unsettles many Europeans outside Germany. But she is respected at home. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:47:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 35322 at http://nhpr.org In Egypt, 'Third Square' Protesters Seek Middle Road http://nhpr.org/post/egypt-third-square-protesters-seek-middle-road <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9pPijKhnpE</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:28:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 32460 at http://nhpr.org In Egypt, 'Third Square' Protesters Seek Middle Road Shootings Reported At Demonstrations In Egypt http://nhpr.org/post/shootings-reported-demonstrations-egypt Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>This is a week when Egypt is divided on what democracy means. In what amounted to a second uprising, millions of Egyptians poured into the streets to demand that their democratically elected president step down. When he balked, the army ousted Mohamed Morsi, which led his supporters to say it is a dark day for democracy there. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:37:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 30751 at http://nhpr.org