Germany

Environment

How a forest became Germany’s poster child for a coal exit

For decades, RWE has been slowly razing the forest and surrounding towns to expand its adjacent coal mine, among Europe’s largest producers of lignite coal and greatest sources of carbon dioxide pollution. And earlier this fall, the company moved to start cutting a new section that protesters have been occupying.

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Rabbit slayer search

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg reports on a murder mystery gripping Germany's Ruhr Valley: someone is going around killing people's pet rabbits.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz/Geo Answer

For today's Geo Quiz we go to Germany in search of a Love Parade. The industrial city lies in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and is host to this year's techno music festival. The event began as a peace demonstration back in 1989 in Berlin and is now held every year in a different German city. The answer is Dortmund.

Global Politics

Obama in Germany

Senator Barack Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today on the first stop on the European leg of Obama's foreign tour aimed at bolstering the presidential candidate's foreign policy credentials;

Business, Economics and Jobs

Overseas bailout

As the U.S. bailout plan stumbles on Capitol Hill, European banks are suffering from their exposure to the U.S. crisis. The World's Laura Lynch reports that governments in Europe have had to intervene with bailouts of their own.

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's answer is Stuttgart, Germany. It's where the U.S. military has headquartered its new Africa command center - AFRICOM.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's answer is Markneukirchen, Germany - a town in Saxony, Germany and home to the original founder of the C.F. Martin Guitar Company. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the company. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Martin's great-great-great-grandson, Chris Martin IV.