The World from Berlin Merkel Has 'Re-Ignited a Culture War' Over Nuclear Power

Demonstrations against the annual Castor nuclear transport train broke records this year. Green leaders call it a rebuke of Angela Merkel's government, which recently extended the lifespans of German nuclear plants. Have German politics rolled back to the 1980s?
A Greenpeace activist, right, sits in a container blocking the Castor transport train in northern Germany.

A Greenpeace activist, right, sits in a container blocking the Castor transport train in northern Germany.

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Photo Gallery: Waste Reaches Gorleben
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Photo Gallery: Waste Reaches Gorleben

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