Quadriga: The International Talk Show

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2011 - Year of Crisis, Year of HopeArab Spring 14 January 2011: After weeks of public unrest, Tunisia became the first Arab nation to oust its dictator. President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia. The Tunisian revolution sparked the Arab Spring, with uprisings in Egypt, Yemen and a civil war in Libya. The era of the dictators may be over, but what follows? Nuclear Disaster 11 March 2011: A magnitude nine earthquake shook Japan, causing a tsunami that flooded coastal regions, claiming more than 10,000 lives. The quake and tsunami caused major damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant, disabling the reactor cooling systems, and causing nuclear meltdowns which led to radioactive releases. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, until then a friend of nuclear power, announced that the Fukushima disaster had changed her attitude to nuclear energy. On 30 June the Bundestag approved a plan to phase out German nuclear power plants. The energy turnabout in Germany – can it succeed?Euro
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