August 14, 1995 |
Of all the unforeseen consequences of the Soviet Union's collapse, perhaps none is more frightening than the black-market trade in nuclear material. Spurred by lax security, desperate economic straits and the growth of organized crime in the former Soviet Union, the smuggling of radioactive stuff has become the world's problem, and Germany's problem in particular. As it turns out, though, the German government, through its intelligence services, has been stimulating the trade from Russia that it is ostensibly trying to suppress.
August 28, 2012 |
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Tom Burleson can still see the tragic events clearly after 40 years. Burleson was the 7-foot-2 center from North Carolina State who played for the U.S. basketball team that lost to Russia, 51-50, in the controversial gold-medal game at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. The Russians had three chances to play the final three seconds and cashed with a last-second layup. The Munich Games had been struck by tragedy four days before the Sept. 9 championship game, when 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were killed after being held hostage by Palestinian gunmen.
November 14, 2011 |
BERLIN - German police arrested a suspect yesterday, following the discovery of an extremist group believed to have killed 10 people in what the country's top security official called "a new form of far-right terrorism. " Police arrested a 37-year-old German on suspicion of belonging to the right-wing extremists, and prosecutors labeled the National Socialist Underground group a terrorist organization. Prosecutors suspect the group, which was discovered only last week, of having murdered eight people of Turkish origin, one Greek national and a German policewoman over the past decade.
May 9, 2004 |
German police say they have discovered the source of the Sasser computer worm, which in recent days shut down Finnish banks, the British Coast Guard, and millions of computers worldwide, in the homemade computer of an 18-year-old. Acting on a tip from Microsoft Corp., police raced into the northern German village of Waffensen, near Bremen, on Friday to search the home of a technical school student-programmer and hacker. By yesterday, the student had confessed, experts had reviewed seized materials, and the case was seen as a wrap.
November 28, 2011
Prince William joins rescue effort LONDON - Prince William joined a frantic search-and-rescue mission Sunday after a cargo ship sank in the Irish Sea, leaving several members of the Russian crew missing. The second in line to the British throne, who is a Royal Air Force helicopter pilot and known professionally as Flight Lt. William Wales, was aboard an aircraft that rescued two crew members early Sunday, after their vessel's hull cracked in gale-force winds off the coast of North Wales.
February 21, 2012 |
DERECK CHISORA apologized "wholeheartedly" yesterday for the brawl with David Haye that followed Chisora's loss to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko . Haye blamed Chisora for the clash that followed his fellow Londoner's defeat in Munich and the beaten challenger has acknowledged that violence at the news conference had marred the biggest night of his career. Chisora, who was questioned for 7 hours by German police and is being investigated by the British Boxing Board of Control over the incident, did not say what provoked him to descend from the top table and confront Haye.
September 18, 1992 |
QUITO, ECUADOR BOLTING OPEC TO BOOST OUTPUT Ecuador has decided to withdraw from the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries, President Sixto Duran Ballen said yesterday. Duran told a news conference the country would remain only as an "associate" of the oil cartel. He told reporters that associate membership would free Ecuador from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' output limits, thus letting Quito boost oil revenue it needs to cope with the country's severe financial straits by half over the next three years.
January 24, 2005 |
German police yesterday arrested two suspected al-Qaeda members, accusing them of planning suicide attacks in Iraq and trying to purchase uranium from a dealer in Luxembourg. German prosecutor Kay Nehm said the two arrests came after months of investigation. He described one of the suspects, Ibrahim Mohamed K., 29, a German citizen with an Iraqi background, as a high-ranking member of al-Qaeda in charge of recruiting suicide bombers and planning attacks from Europe. Mohamed K., whose last name was not released, is suspected of trying to arrange purchase of material for a nuclear bomb.
June 9, 2006 |
Germany opens the World Cup with plenty of pressure - and without its captain. Midfielder Michael Ballack will be sidelined with a calf injury when the Germans play Costa Rica today in Munich in the first game of the monthlong tournament, and the absence of their most important player puts even more stress on the home team. "Having a good start is extremely important because we play in our own country. We'll try to gain the confidence of the fans by playing a good first game," coach Juergen Klinsmann said.
January 1, 1995 |
THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE WORSE OFF THAN YOU ARE Mario M. Cuomo, who's greeting the new year as a private citizen - he ended 12 years as governor of New York yesterday - says he occasionally "slipped away" from his state police security detail and walked around Albany. Most of his private strolls around the capital were uneventful, but Cuomo does recall being confronted by a man one night on a main street. Cuomo says the man, in an alcoholic haze, stepped out of a doorway.