Germany says "nein, danke" to nuclear power

// Saturday, tens of thousands of Germans took part in the country's largest anti-nuclear protest since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.  (More pictures and video of the protest are available online.)

"We've made it very clear today that a broad majority of the population is against this nuclear cult," protest organizer Jochen Stay told Reuters.

At issue is the plan to phase out all nuclear power in Germany by 2021.  The previous government passed the widely-supported policy.  The current government -- headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel -- wants to extend that deadline by more than a decade, claiming renewable options aren't ready.  A majority of Germans are against any extension, according to multiple polls.  The extension still needs parliament approval.