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Still hope for Brazil's soybean harvest: Oil World

Brazil's 2011 soybean harvest could turn out better than expected despite damaging rain with crop yields higher than previously forecast, Hamburg-based oilseeds analysts Oil World said on Tuesday. Full story

Some 200,000 in Germany protest nuclear power

Tens of thousands of people on Saturday turned out in Germany's largest cities to protest the use of nuclear power in the wake of Japan's Fukushima reactor disaster, police and organizers said. Full story

Timeline: Exodus of top Merkel allies from power

German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned on Tuesday, in another blow to Chancellor Angela Merkel, many of whose senior political and economic allies have toppled like dominoes in the past year. Full story

Obama's deputy FDA chief to leave agency

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein will leave the agency to run the state of Maryland's health department, an aide to the state's governor said on Tuesday. Full story

FDA chief defends handling of heparin, Momenta

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration had to act swiftly during a massive recall of the widely-used blood thinner heparin, but was not influenced by help from Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc when it later approved one its drugs, the agency's chief told Reuters. Full story

Hamburg moves toward official recognition of Islam

Hamburg may soon become the first German state officially to recognize Islam as a religious community and give its Muslims the same legal rights as Christians and Jews in dealing with the local administration. Full story

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St Pauli's coach Holger Stanislawski wipes some tears as he gives a press conference on April 13, 2011 in Hamburg, northern Germany. Stanislawski is to leave the relegation-threatened Bundesliga side at the end of the season, his Hamburg-based club announced on April 13, 2011.

European Ports Await Possibly Radioactive Ships From Japan
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HAMBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 05: A cargo ship passes along the Elbe on its way to Hamburg port on April 5, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany. Major European ports such as Hamburg, Rotterdam and others are scrambling to prepare measures to deal with the first cargo ships from Japanese waters expected to arrive b

An anti-nuclear demonstrator takes part during protest action in Berlin
An anti-nuclear demonstrator takes part during protest action in Berlin

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