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Ex-sports official lifts lid on East German doping regime


September 15th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.15 (ANI): A former sports official has acknowledged that there was widespread state-sponsored doping in Communist-dominant East Germany in the 1970s.Thomas Koehler has revealed this fact in his book "Two Sides ... Read more...

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Jubilant Germans see sweet justice in 4-1 win over England


June 28th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 27 (DPA) Central Berlin resounded Sunday with trumpeting vuvuzelas, whistles and honking car horns, as fans cheered a German 4-1 World Cup victory over England which, for many, righted wrongs ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Nobel winner demands Germany uncover Romanian ex-spies


January 12th, 2010 - 3:26 am ICT by IANS
Mainz (Germany), Jan 12 (DPA) Herta Mueller, winner of the latest Nobel Prize for Literature, called on Germany Monday to find and prosecute former agents of Romania's Securitate communist secret police. In remarks ... Read more...

Posted in Books |

Rival agency in talks to take over AP’s German service


September 25th, 2009 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 25 (DPA) Germany's second biggest domestic news agency, DDP, said Friday it was negotiating to buy the German-language service of US news agency Associated Press. DDP owners Peter Loew and Martin ... Read more...

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‘Traitors’ to East Germany were forced to give up their children (The Berlin Wall went up Aug 13, 1961)


August 12th, 2009 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
By Clive Freeman Berlin, Aug 12 (DPA) When Baerbel Gruebel was 25, she and her husband Ota decided they would risk anything rather than have their two young children grow up in Communist ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Athletics world moves on from pioneers Lewis and Bubka


August 10th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
By John Bagratuni Berlin, Aug 10 (DPA) Youngsters Carl Lewis and Sergei Bubka made a first impression in 1983 when the Olympic showcase sport of athletics finally held its first World Championships.The two ... Read more...

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Defendant kills witness in German courtroom


July 1st, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dresden (Germany), July 1 (DPA) A defendant killed a female witness in a stabbing drama at a German courtroom Wednesday, the police said. The 28-year-old man was overpowered by police after the knife ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stasi tried to recruit Angela Merkel


May 20th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): German Chancellor Angela Merkel has revealed that communist East Germany's Stasi secret police had tried to hire her as a scientific assistant, but she quickly turned down the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Berlin wall’s famous Honecker-Brezhnev kiss painting erased


March 28th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Mar 28 (ANI): The famous painting on the Berlin Wall, which depicted the kiss between East German leader Erich Honecker and his Soviet counterpart Leonid Brezhnev, has been erased as a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Washington museum covers broad swath of espionage history


January 14th, 2009 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (DPA) Espionage is called the second oldest profession in the world and it's no less thrilling and wild as the world's oldest profession, prostitution.For centuries, people have spied on ... Read more...

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