Angela Merkel

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.

Germany's anti-immigrant AfD party looks to make inroads in the country's villages

Her district, Teltow-Flaeming, is home to 165,00 people including about 2,500 refugees and asylum-seekers. The area has been recognized by the American NGO Cultural Vistas for its success in integrating newcomers. Yet, some people here are uneasy with their new neighbors. They say migrants bring crime and have harassed women on the street.

US deports accused former Nazi guard to Germany

The White House said Jakiw Palij served as a guard at the Trawniki Labor Camp, where about 6,000 Jewish men, women and children were shot dead on Nov. 3, 1943, in one of the single largest massacres of the Holocaust.

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Global Politics

U.S. candidates seek out voters abroad

The Democratic and Republican parties are also working overseas to target American voters, and Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Christine Marques, International Chair of Democrats Abroad and Cynthia Dillon, Executive Director of Republicans Abroad.

Global Politics

Why are Germans so excited about Barack Obama?

Today in Berlin, Barack Obama meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Walter Steinmeier. He's also holding the only major public event of his trip at the Victory Tower (with room for an audience of tens of thousands). Why are German citizens and top officials making time for a presidential candidate?

Arts, Culture & Media

Powerful Women Roundtable

In honor of Forbes' list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women, The Takeaway put together a roundtable to discuss what it means to be a powerful woman and who should be topping the list. Our guests: Anna Deavere Smith, Faye Wattleton, and Carol Jenkins.

Conflict & Justice

Japan's nuclear crisis and Europe

The World's Clark Boyd reports that Japan's troubles with its quake-damaged nuclear reactors are prompting European leaders to reassess the safety of their own reactors, and Europe's reliance on nuclear energy in the future.