Inside Europe

Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. on KUOW2

Inside Europe is a weekly news magazine exploring the topical issues shaping Europe. The program, hosted by Helen Seeney, includes interviews with newsmakers and personalities, background features and cultural reports from correspondents throughout the continent. Produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster.

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  • The French government has offered to aid Christians in Iraq who are being persecuted by Sunni militant group ISIS. The extremists have issued an ultimatum for them to convert or face harsh consequences, including death.
  • Two German police experts have been sent to France to help identify victims of last week's Air Algerie plane crash in Mali. Their remains are to be brought to France where flags are flying a half-mast.
  • Australia and the Netherlands have decided against deploying troops to secure the MH17 crash site in Ukraine, opting instead to send an unarmed police team. But access to the site is difficult in an active war zone.
  • The UN's human rights chief has said that the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine could constitute a "war crime." This came as new figures showed the Ukraine conflict has killed at least 1,100 since April.
  • The creation of a European single market back in 1993 has been profitable for the vast majority of founding nations, a fresh study says. Denmark and Germany got the most out of that market, researchers claimed.