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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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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