The World from Berlin 'Merkel's Nuclear Realignment Is an Embarrassment'

Chancellor Angela Merkel's hurried shutdown of seven nuclear reactors in Germany came as a surprise. And it has not been well received. German commentators say that the decision has seriously damaged her credibility.
Anti-nuclear protestors formed a human chain in front of the Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant in southwestern Germany on March 12.

Anti-nuclear protestors formed a human chain in front of the Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant in southwestern Germany on March 12.

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Photo Gallery: Japan's Ongoing Crisis
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Photo Gallery: Japan's Ongoing Crisis

-- Mary Beth Warner