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Report: Germans are most pessimistic

BERLIN, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- German citizens are the most pessimistic of all Europeans about the future, the German Statistics Office reported.

Germany ordains three rabbis

DRESDEN, Germany, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Three rabbis were ordained Thursday in Dresden, Germany, marking another break from the country's Nazi past.

Pope wraps up visit to Germany

FREISING, Germany, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Crowds of well-wishers gathered in Bavaria, Germany, to say goodbye to Pope Benedict XVI as he ended his six-day stay in his homeland Thursday. Large crowds gathered two hours early and banners were hung to celebrate the 79-year-old pontiff's visit as he

Thousands attend papal mass in Regensburg

REGENSBURG, Germany, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- About 250,000 people gathered in a field near Regensburg to hear Pope Benedict XVI say the last outdoor mass of his visit to Germany.

Merkel rebukes Bush on secret CIA prisons

BERLIN, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has sought to boost U.S. ties, rebuked Washington over its secret CIA prisons for high-level al-Qaida terrorists.

Faithful greet Benedict XVI in Munich

MUNICH, Germany, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Thousands of people crowded into Munich Saturday to greet Pope Benedict XVI on his second trip to Germany since his elevation.

Bush detainee admission draws EU fire

BRUSSELS, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush's acknowledging of secret CIA prisons in Europe has drawn heated criticism from European officials. Council of Europe President Rene van der Linden, Europe's top human rights official, called the practice "criminal" and said

EU raises its own economic outlook

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The European Commission is raising its forecasts for economic growth this year in the 25-nation European Union, Deutsche Welle said Wednesday.

Germany may delay deployment in Lebanon

BERLIN, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Germany may delay deploying its navy to patrol Lebanon's coast because of confusion over Lebanon's reported demand that Israel lift its blockade first.

Germany cracks down terror Web sites

BERLIN, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Germany plans to change its law to crack down on Web sites it says have become vehicles for radical Islamists to promote their causes.

German chancellor meets with pope

ROME, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI held a private audience Monday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the pontiff's summer residence outside Rome.

Claim: Germany will send 1,200 to Lebanon

BERLIN, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Germany has decided to deploy 1,200 troops as part of a U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, a report contends.

French troops arrive in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A contingent of 170 French troops, part of the 2,000 France has pledged to the U.N. cease-fire force, arrived in Lebanon Friday, reports Deutsche Welle radio.

Germans capture second train bomb suspect

TRIPOLI, Lebanon, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Authorities in Lebanon are holding a 19-year-old man, identified by Germany as a suspect in the failed bomb attacks on two German trains last month.
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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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