Germany aid might break record

BERLIN, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Germany reportedly is prepared to increase its monetary aid to tsunami victims to $664 million (500 million euros) which could set a record.

Germany proposes partnership with S. Asia

BERLIN, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder announced Tuesday plans to extend the country's financial and humanitarian aid to a bilateral "partnership" in South Asia.

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Group says St. Nick more cool than Santa

FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A Catholic group in Germany wants to give Santa Claus a ticket home to the United States and re-embrace 4th-century St. Nicolas for Christmas.

German news soon available in Klingon

BERLIN, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A German news service that offers news in 30 languages will add reports on its Web site in the Star Trek-based Klingon tongue, The Independent said.

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.
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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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