European Commission 'pushed aside'

BONN, Germany, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A former president of the European Commission says the body is being "pushed aside" in agreements about institutional organization in eurozone countries.

Couple accused of spying for Russia

MARBURG, Germany, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Russian couple suspected of spying in Germany for the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service for more than 20 years has been detained, reports said.
Does the Taliban need a diplomatic voice?

Does the Taliban need a diplomatic voice?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Giving the Taliban diplomatic influence is a much-needed step in political reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan, a U.S. foreign policy expert said.

Germany tops in hunting Nazis, center says

JERUSALEM, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Germany for the first time received the top grade by the Simon Wiesenthal Center for its efforts to prosecute Nazi war criminals, the center said.
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Germany's Merkel visits Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan Saturday to visit German soldiers deployed in the NATO anti-insurgent mission.
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534 victims of Bosnia massacre buried

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina, July 12 (UPI) -- About 20,000 mourners attended a funeral for 534 recently identified victims of the massacre of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica.

Germany lobbies for rival gas pipelines

BERLIN, July 8 (UPI) -- Germany has employed two former high-ranking officials to lobby for rival pipeline options to secure natural gas for Europe.

Germany begins weekend of peace marches

BERLIN, April 10 (UPI) -- Good Friday marks the start of four days of traditional Easter peace marches throughout Germany.

Madagascar minister quits after shootings

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Madagascar's defense minister says she is stepping down in protest against police shootings of at least 28 anti-government demonstrators.

EU, NATO clash over Russian proposal

MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The European Union and NATO are clashing over Russia's call for a new European security architecture, analysts say.

Pirates seize German tanker

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Pirates off the Somali coast have kidnapped a German liquefied petroleum gas tanker and its crew of 13.

France wants common EU policy on Gitmo

PARIS, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The French Foreign Ministry said Friday it wants European Union members to reach a common policy regarding Guantanamo Bay prisoners.

German court clears euthanasia docs

HAMBURG, Germany, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Two German doctors charged with manslaughter after helping a terminally ill British man die in 2004 have been acquitted, observers said.

Germany's Nazi-hunting agency turns 50

BERLIN, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Germany's Central Office, an agency that tracks down suspected Nazi war criminals, is still functioning 50 years after its founding, officials say.

Red Army Faction's Klar to be freed

STUTTGART, Germany, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- One of the last imprisoned members of the Red Army Faction, a 1970s German militant group, will soon be released, officials said Monday.
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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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