Günter Grass admits past, keeps honor

GDANSK, Poland, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Polish officials have accepted German novelist Günter Grass's explanation for having served in Waffen SS, and will not revoke his Gdansk honorary citizenship.

Terror suspect may have fled to Mideast

BERLIN, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The second suspect in an alleged plot to blow up two trains in Germany may have fled to the Middle East, police say.

2nd suspect in German train bombs ID'd

BERLIN, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- German police believe they have identified a second man involved in placing suitcase bombs on trains timed to cause deadly explosions.

Bomb suspect arrested in Germany

KIEL, Germany, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- One of two suspects in a failed attempt to bomb German trains was arrested Saturday.

Europeans slow to join U.N. mission

BERLIN, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- European governments are reluctant to contribute troops to the peacekeeping force in Lebanon because of concerns about the rules of engagement.

Germany ready to aid Lebanon peace force

BAYREUTH, Germany, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Germany has agreed in principle to join the expanded multinational peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Nobel literature laureate an ex-Nazi

BERLIN, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Nobel Prize-winning author Gunter Grass faces ridicule after admitting he was part of Nazi Germany's notorious Waffen SS during World War II.

Germans mark Berlin Wall anniversary

BERLIN, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- German officials marked the 45th anniversary Sunday of the beginning of construction on the Berlin Wall.

Germany has third-most expensive labor

COLOGNE, Germany, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Workers in western Germany's manufacturing sector are the third-most expensive worldwide, an analysis of global labor costs found.

Germany criticized for Israeli arms sales

BERLIN, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The German government is being urged by opposition members to suspend the sale of military equipment to Israel during the Lebanese occupation.

Germany wades into Middle East fray

BERLIN, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier set out on a peace mission to Lebanon and Israel Tuesday seeking support for a pending U.N. resolution.

German passports vulnerable to hackers

BERLIN, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Radio frequency identification tags used in new German passports are vulnerable to hacking by anyone with widely available equipment, Deutsche Welle reports.

Internet use grows in Germany

BERLIN, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The number of Germans who use the Internet regularly jumped 3 percent last year, an annual survey found.

Germany releases Cold War documents

BERLIN, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Germany Wednesday released records of former West German politicians compiled by communist East Germany's secret police, government officials said.

Heat wave brings Europe water woes

BERLIN, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Water levels in many European rivers and lakes are at record lows and the water is becoming dangerously warm following a near month-long hot spell. Despite storms that swept across Germany last month, the country had less than 70 percent of the average Ju
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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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