Today we take you to Paris by way of Morocco, or perhaps Morocco by way of Paris. Hindi Zahra's debut mixes jazz and blues with a generous measure of Moroccan folk music and a few dashes of funk. From PRI's The World.
Animal rights is a big issue in Germany. And how Germans slaughter animals is strictly regulated. The Nazis vilified the Jewish method of slaughtering animals; today Germans are intolerant of the tradition of its four million Muslims. David Hecht reports.
The 42,000 plane trees lining France's historic Canal du Midi are being felled because of a fungus brought to Europe by US soldiers in World War II. Will the planes that decorate the streets of cities such as Paris and London share the same fate?
Doreen Kutzke started yodeling when she was six years old in her home country of East Germany. But she grew embarrassed of her talent and soon quit. After the Berlin Wall fell, Kutzke moved to Berlin, where she worked as a DJ. Eventually, she rediscovered her passion for yodeling.
Angela Merkel is a pivotal figure as the European Union attempts to defuse the crisis in Crimea and get Vladimir Putin to back down. The German Chancellor grew up in former Communist East Germany and her country is Russia's most important trading partner. But first, Europe needs a plan.
The war in Syria has left Syrian refugees scattered across Europe. Some of those who have fled are musicians. Now, one classically trained Syrian bassist living in the German city of Bremen is trying to bring his countrymen and women together to form an expat orchestra. Catherine Girardeau has our story.
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;