German-Iranian connection solid as ever

BRUSSELS, June 6 (UPI) -- A curious spectacle unfolded May 29 in the European Parliament, as the U.N. Envoy in Iraq Ambassador Martin Kobler testified before the Foreign Affairs Committee.
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Netherlands, Germany move to enhance military cooperation

BERLIN, May 30 (UPI) -- The Netherlands and Germany have agreed on an "extensive" cooperation of their military forces, the countries' defense ministers announced this week.

Li's visit ends as trade issue with EU remains

BEIJING, May 28 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is returning home from Germany with assurance from Chancellor Angela Merkel for a negotiated resolution of China-EU trade disputes.

Iran hangs two spy suspects

TEHRAN, May 19 (UPI) -- Two Iranian nationals accused of spying for Israel and the United States were executed in Tehran at dawn Sunday, the prosecutor's office in Iran said.

Divided Europe veers between urgent growth and bleak austerity

BRUSSELS, May 17 (UPI) -- European Union leaders are increasingly split on the way forward for the 27-nation EU amid fears of a deeper recession and more demands on taxpayer funds for bailouts of troubled member states.

Germans set up 'May tree' birches to woo women

BERLIN, May 1 (UPI) -- A worker at a German regional forestry service said demand is high each year for birch trees, used by young men seeking to woo women May 1.

Neo-Nazis organizing in German prisons

FRANKFURT, Germany, April 11 (UPI) -- German guards discovered a cell of neo-Nazis operating in prisons and communicating with the National Socialist Underground terror group, officials said.

Polish NGOs to help EU pro-democracy fund

WARSAW, Poland, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A European effort to fund pro-democracy groups was introduced to Polish activists this week by its new director, Poland's deputy minister of foreign affairs.

Germany backs Albania's EU admission

TIRANA, Albania, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Germany's foreign minister said he supports Albania's bid for European Union membership but cautioned against nationalist rhetoric that could hurt the process.

Israel fears for Tunisian Jews

JERUSALEM, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Israel has asked the international community to press the Tunisian government to protect members of the Jewish community, Israeli officials said.

No anonymity for sperm donors, court rules

HAMM, Germany, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Children of sperm donors have the right to know the identity of their fathers, a regional appeals court in Hamm, Germany, ruled.

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Jordanian killed, election results out

AMMAN, Jordan, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- One Jordanian was killed and three others injured just hours after the country held national elections to decide its next government, Jordanian police said.

Bomb plot prompts talk of more cameras

BONN, Germany, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- German officials have called for more surveillance cameras at Bonn central train station after an attempted bomb attack at the station.

Nord Stream touted as EU savior

VYBORG, Russia, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Europe can't position itself as a major global competitor without securing natural gas from Russia, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said.
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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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