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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Podcasts

  • Italy has ended the sea rescue mission "Mare Nostrum" that saved the lives of more than 100,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East. Human rights groups are criticizing the move, fearing that death tolls will rise.
  • Russia has declared that it will recognize the elections in Donetsk and Luhansk as legitimate. The Kremlin's actions are leading the world to a new Cold War, says DW's Ingo Mannteufel.
  • Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has backed Arseny Yatsenyuk for a new term as prime minister. Meanwhile, pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine are set to hold their own elections.
  • Smoke was seen billowing from Maison de la Radio in Paris, the home to Radio France, after a fire broke out on the seventh floor forcing the buiding's evacuation. One employee said "no fire alarm was sounded."
  • The European Union has launched a trade dispute at the World Trade Organization to challenge what it feels are Russia's unjustified tariffs on many imports from the bloc. Brussels said Moscow did not stick to WTO rules.