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January 1, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
West Germany on Saturday denied a British newspaper report that the bomb that blew up the Pan Am jumbo jet over Scotland on Dec. 21 was smuggled aboard in Frankfurt, possibly by a Lebanese passenger duped into carrying it. Instead, authorities in Bonn said that initial results of the international probe indicate that the bomb was placed aboard Flight 103 in London, but provided no details.
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July 17, 1990
Nicholas Ridley, one of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's senior Cabinet members, sparked a furor late last week when he was quoted in a published interview as comparing the European Community to Adolf Hitler, accusing the French leadership of "behaving like poodles" on a German leash, and branding the move toward European economic union "a German racket designed to take over the whole of Europe."
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March 31, 1990 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two of the United States' most important Western allies differed publicly over key aspects of Europe's political future here Friday but agreed that America's nuclear umbrella remains essential to the Continent's ultimate security. West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whose relations are notoriously tepid, appeared to go out of their way to be jovial at a joint press conference concluding two days of official talks here.
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July 14, 1990 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A British Cabinet minister's anti-German diatribe in a magazine interview may have triggered a wave of official outrage across Europe, but it has also highlighted a large and growing double standard in attitudes toward German unity. Behind the polite applause and lofty declarations of support for German unification echoing through the conference halls of Europe, another emotion dominates--a gnawing worry about the power of a united Germany.
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March 15, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first meeting of the two Germanys and the four victorious World War II powers on the subject of German unity was held here Wednesday, and the participants agreed to invite Poland to attend sessions at which the Polish-German border issue is discussed. The head of the host West German delegation, diplomat Dieter Kastrup, said that at this first meeting, the Germanys, the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain and France discussed procedural questions and an agenda for further meetings.
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July 18, 1989
A suspected Irish Republican Army bomb squad apparently preparing to attack British targets in West Germany has been arrested in France, police said. Two men and one woman, who were not identified, were seized at a toll booth on the highway east of Paris on Friday, while British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, President Bush and other world leaders were visiting the French capital for the economic summit.
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June 20, 1988
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has apologized to West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl for the hooliganism displayed by British soccer spectators in his country, officials said. Scores of English fans were arrested during a week of violence, particularly in Stuttgart, Duesseldorf and Frankfurt, where the England national team played and lost three matches. "Mrs. Thatcher apologized deeply," West German government spokesman Friedhelm Ost told reporters. "She was very upset and very angry."
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July 13, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher fought off a storm of protest in the British Parliament on Thursday after refusing to fire one of her senior Cabinet ministers for likening the European Community to Adolf Hitler, calling French economic leaders "poodles" and labeling a European economic union "a German racket designed to take over the whole of Europe." Shouting "Sack him!
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May 6, 1990 | TYLER MARSHALL and NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On a day heavy with history and rich in optimism, the principal World War II powers came together Saturday to plan the reunification of Germany and the beginning of a new European order.
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March 31, 1990 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two of the United States' most important Western allies differed publicly over key aspects of Europe's political future here Friday but agreed that America's nuclear umbrella remains essential to the Continent's ultimate security. West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whose relations are notoriously tepid, appeared to go out of their way to be jovial at a joint press conference concluding two days of official talks here.
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March 27, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The on-again-off-again political romance between British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl was off again Monday--at least temporarily. The two West European leaders, who are scheduled to meet Thursday and Friday in Britain to patch up differences over the desirability and speed of German reunification, are suddenly involved in another public row.
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March 15, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first meeting of the two Germanys and the four victorious World War II powers on the subject of German unity was held here Wednesday, and the participants agreed to invite Poland to attend sessions at which the Polish-German border issue is discussed. The head of the host West German delegation, diplomat Dieter Kastrup, said that at this first meeting, the Germanys, the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain and France discussed procedural questions and an agenda for further meetings.
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March 7, 1990 | ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration, reacting to concerns that the two Germanys are moving too independently toward quick reunification, announced Tuesday that East and West Germany will hold their first formal meeting on reunification next week with the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union. The date and site of the sub-cabinet-level talks have not yet been announced.
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July 13, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher fought off a storm of protest in the British Parliament on Thursday after refusing to fire one of her senior Cabinet ministers for likening the European Community to Adolf Hitler, calling French economic leaders "poodles" and labeling a European economic union "a German racket designed to take over the whole of Europe." Shouting "Sack him!
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May 2, 1989 | From Reuters
West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher rejected again Monday the warnings Bonn has received from Washington and London that NATO needs to upgrade its short-range nuclear missiles, rather than negotiating to cut their number. Washington and London say it is essential to update the aging Lance short-range nuclear weapons, which are based in West Germany, rather than negotiate a low East-West ceiling on them. The issue is not new--the North Atlantic Treaty Organization had discussed the possibility of East-West talks on reducing the weapons in 1987 and 1988--and should be dealt with now, Genscher told the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper.
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December 12, 1989 | Reuters
The four-power agreement on Berlin was signed in the city on Sept. 3, 1971, by the U.S., British and French ambassadors to West Germany and the Soviet ambassador to East Germany. It went into effect June 3, 1972. Here are its key provisions: Road, rail and waterway traffic between West Germany and West Berlin would be unimpeded and facilitated. West Berliners would be able to visit East Berlin and East Germany on the same terms as West Germans.
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July 18, 1989
A suspected Irish Republican Army bomb squad apparently preparing to attack British targets in West Germany has been arrested in France, police said. Two men and one woman, who were not identified, were seized at a toll booth on the highway east of Paris on Friday, while British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, President Bush and other world leaders were visiting the French capital for the economic summit.
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