Ailing German PV panel maker SolarWorld completes restructuring

BONN, Germany, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Ailing German solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld AG completed a financial restructuring this week as prospects for foreign demand seemed to be brightening.

First Rwandan massacre trial in Germany results in 14-year prison term

FRANKFURT, Germany, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A court in Frankfurt, Germany, sentenced a former Rwandan mayor to 14 years in prison Tuesday for his role during the 1994 genocide, a first for a German court.

Germany to boost troop presence in Mali

BERLIN, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Germany said Wednesday it approved of a plan to dispatch military trainers to assist French operations in Mali.

Croatian secret police ex-chief extradited to Germany

ZAGREB, Croatia, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Croatia Friday handed over a former secret police chief to Germany to head off further worsening of relations between European Union leaders and the newest EU member.

Ex-Croatian secret police head says he's innocent of killing

BERLIN, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The former head of the Croatian secret police, Josip Perkovic, has told Germany's Deutsche Welle he is innocent in the killing of a dissident.

European Central Bank unveils a 'safer' 10-euro note

FRANKFURT, Germany, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Central bank officials in Europe said Monday its new 10-euro note, currently valued at $13.67, was designed to thwart would-be counterfeiters.

German wind farm operator Prokon warns of imminent insolvency

ITZEHOE, Germany, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The controversial German wind farm operator Prokon has warned 75,000 retail investors of imminent insolvency, perhaps by the end of the month.

German parties agree on coalition plan for next Merkel government

BERLIN, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Three German political parties agreed Wednesday on the basis of a government, clearing the way for Angela Merkel's third term as prime minister, officials say.

Serbia promises to crack down on 'false' asylum-seekers

BELGRADE, Serbia, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Serbia, seeking to allay concerns over the flow of "false" asylum-seekers coming from the country, said this week it will do all it can to stem the tide.

Serbia move to cancel gay pride parade draws European condemnation

BELGRADE, Serbia, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A decision to ban a gay pride parade in Belgrade over the weekend brought condemnation from European leaders even as Serbia begins its EU accession process.
Merkel at risk from voter apathy, anger over spying

Merkel at risk from voter apathy, anger over spying

BERLIN, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is at risk from voter apathy and rising anger over what critics see as her inaction over spying on individuals as Germany goes to polls Sunday.

Ashton worried by escalating DRC conflict

BRUSSELS, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Wednesday she was deeply concerned by renewed fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Offices of German defense contractors raided in Greece bribe probe

BREMEN, Germany, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Two German military contractors have been raided amid a probe into alleged bribes paid to Greek officials to land submarine business, prosecutors say.

U.N. defends role in eastern DRC

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A U.N. envoy says peacekeepers are no "magic solution" for the violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo but they are doing what they can.

Rajoy's troubles seen behind Gibraltar escalation

MADRID, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned of further curbs on British territory Gibraltar in an escalation seen by his opposition critics as a last-ditch attempt to distract attention from a brewing corruption scandal.
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Deutsche Welle (German pronunciation: , with a sound) or DW, is Germany's international broadcaster. The service is aimed at the overseas market. It broadcasts news and information on shortwave, Internet and satellite radio on 98.7 DZFE in 30 languages (DW Radio). It has a satellite television service (DW-TV), that is available in four languages, and there is also an online news site. Deutsche Welle, which in English means "German Wave", is similar to international broadcasters such as the BBC World Service, Radio Canada International, Radio Free Europe and Radio France Internationale.

Deutsche Welle has broadcast regularly since 1953. Until 2003 it was based in Cologne, when it relocated to a new building, the "Schürmann-Bau", in Bonn's former government office area. The television broadcasts are produced in Berlin. Deutsche Welle's World Wide Web site is produced in both Berlin and Bonn.

Deutsche Welle was inaugurated on 3 May 1953, with an address by German President Theodor Heuss as its first shortwave broadcast. On 11 June 1953, the public broadcasters in the ARD signed an agreement to share responsibility for Deutsche Welle. At first, it was controlled by Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk (NWDR). In 1955, when this split into the separate Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) and Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) networks, WDR assumed responsibility for Deutsche Welle programming. In 1960, Deutsche Welle became an independent public body after a court ruled that broadcasting from Germany was part of the federal government's foreign-affairs function. On 7 June 1962, it joined the ARD as a national broadcasting station.

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