Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson http://news.stlpublicradio.org en As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/skype-vital-bridge-palestinians-west-bank-gaza At least three times a day, Imad Abudayyah, 49, fires up his laptop at the West Bank hotel where he's currently living with his 11-year-old son, Ghassan, to reach out to relatives in the Gaza Strip. Abudayyah says Skype is the only way they can see the family members they have left behind.<p>He is a Western-educated budget expert who is working with the Palestinian Authority on finance reform, a post that makes it easier for him to obtain an Israeli permit to come and go from Gaza. But even for Abudayyah, getting permission is tough these days. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 38281 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That http://news.stlpublicradio.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 37605 at http://news.stlpublicradio.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://news.stlpublicradio.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 20:44:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 37563 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ultra-Nationalist Party Surges In Hungary http://news.stlpublicradio.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 36436 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Eastern Ukraine Muddles Through Voting On Referendums http://news.stlpublicradio.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 36038 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Deaths And Downed Helicopters In Eastern Ukraine Offensive http://news.stlpublicradio.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 35810 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As Pressures Mount On Putin, Analysts Wonder What He Hopes To Gain http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pressures-mount-putin-analysts-wonder-what-he-hopes-gain Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>U.S.-Russia relations have deteriorated since Russia's annexation of Crimea and there are still questions over Russian President Vladimir Putin's agenda in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 35048 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Response to Putin, Western Leaders Hope To Make The Man An Island http://news.stlpublicradio.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 20:06:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 34685 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EU Rejects Crimean Vote, Weighs Sanctions Against Russia http://news.stlpublicradio.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 09:04:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 34463 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org German Farmers Fear For Europe's Bacon With U.S. Trade Deal http://news.stlpublicradio.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 33038 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org German Farmers Fear For Europe's Bacon With U.S. Trade Deal