Global Politics

NATO allies reluctant on Afghanistan

President Obama announced the US will send 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan, putting pressure on European NATO members to up their deployments as well. But as The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Germany, NATO nations are reluctant to do that.

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Deutschemarks for Clunkers?

The Cash for Clunkers program has been a huge success in the U.S., but a German version of the program has encountered some unintended?even criminal?consequences. Ralph Atkins, the Frankfurt correspondent for the Financial Times, joins The Takeaway.

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Arms are for Hugging ... Except in Iran

The five permanent members of the UN's Security Council ? the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, and China ? are meeting in Frankfurt, along with Germany. The Takeaway talks to the BBC's Jonathan Marcus about what's on their agenda: Iran's nuclear program.