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Germany concerned over Iran's nuke plans

BERLIN, July 29 (UPI) -- German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has expressed concern about Tehran's decision to resume nuclear enrichment activity, Deutsche Welle said Thursday.

German unemployment down slightly

NUREMBERG, Germany, July 7 (UPI) -- German unemployment dipped slightly last month largely due to seasonal factors, but remained above 10 percent.

Turkmenistan denies plague, anthrax cases

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, July 6 (UPI) -- Turkmenistan authorities have denied that cases of dangerous diseases have appeared in the country, local media reported Tuesday.

German superbaby may help cure diseases

BERLIN, June 26 (UPI) -- A genetic mutation has given a five-year-old child in Berlin, Germany, muscles twice the size of other kids his age and about half the body fat.

Many Germans turn to Buddhism

BERLIN, June 10 (UPI) -- Buddhism is booming in Germany, with over 100,000 German converts and a 40-fold increase in Buddhist groups since 1970s.

German student abusers sentenced

HILDESHEIM, Germany, June 9 (UPI) -- Three German students were sentenced to jail for repeatedly abusing and humiliating a classmate.

East Germans refuse communist anthem

KASSEL, Germany, June 9 (UPI) -- Members of a German orchestra, including some from the formerly communist east, were threatened with firing for refusing to play a communist anthem.

Walesa: I would not have sent Iraq troops

WARSAW, Poland, May 26 (UPI) -- Former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa said if it had been up to him, Poland would never have sent troops to Iraq.

Cox and Pope win Charlemange award

AACHEN, Germany, May 20 (UPI) -- Outgoing European Parliament President Pat Cox and Pope John Paul II Thursday were named co-winners of Germany's prestigious Charlemagne prize.

German candidate buys beers, wins election

BALLENDORF, Germany, March 25 (UPI) -- A small-town German election has been overturned because the victor bought beers for 21 of his town's 660 residents.

Assets frozen in German stadium scandal

MUNICH, Germany, March 10 (UPI) -- Authorities have frozen the assets of a German soccer club president and his son arrested in a bribery scandal involving Munich's new soccer stadium.

U.S. condemns Ukrainian action

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The United States urged Ukraine Thursday not to limit public access to independent news and information.

German minister calls for more cooperation

BONN, Germany, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- In a speech opening the European Police Congress, in Bonn, Germany, Monday the German Interior Minister urged more cooperation in the war against terror.

Schoder to attend French D-Day service

BONN, Germany, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder has accepted an invitation from France to attend the 60th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy.

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Hamburg, Germany, on terror alert

HAMBURG, Germany, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- German police were searching Wednesday for Islamic militants planning car bomb attacks on a military hospital in Hamburg and a U.S. army airport in Frankfurt.

Queen Mary 2 takes to the sea

SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The world's largest and newest passenger ship, the Queen Mary 2, has left the French yards where she was built for a shakedown cruise to Spain.

Pope asks forgiveness for wars

BANJA LUKA, Croatia, June 22 (UPI) -- Pope John Paul II Sunday prayed for forgiveness for wars inflicted on Croatia by Roman Catholics.

Suicide attack kills 4 German soldiers

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 7 (UPI) -- A blast aboard a bus carrying homebound German soldiers to the Kabul Airport killed four of the peacekeepers and injured at least 30 others.

More SARS deaths as world cases near 3,000

Health officials in Canada said Saturday that three more people had died of severe acute respiratory syndrome, bringing the country's SARS death toll to 13. Worldwide, there have been 2,960 cases with 119 deaths, the World Health Organization said Saturda
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