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March 6, 1989 | From Reuters
West German computer "hackers" repeatedly tricked the Soviet KGB into paying up to $164,000 for easily accessible and insignificant Western data bank information, a newspaper said Sunday. "The hacker spies apparently exploited the ignorance of the Russians," the Welt am Sonntag newspaper said. "The hackers laughed their heads off" after being paid by the KGB, it said.
The attack on two German tourists in California was widely reported in the news media here, but the tone of the reports was moderate. The television news show "Heute" remarked Tuesday that just last week a group of Norwegian tourists was attacked in Florida, suggesting that this sort of thing could happen to a tourist from anywhere, and that Germans should not feel singled out.
At the urging of French President Francois Mitterrand, member states of the European Community a few years ago all began issuing look-alike red passports--a symbolic, yet important step, he said, in building a common European identity. But amid all the uncertainty in the present crisis, one thing is clear: The stress of the Gulf War has caused the peoples of Europe to revert to type. The British have been steady and stoic.
May 20, 1994 | Associated Press
A German man who is unable to speak after a robbery attack that left his wife dead told authorities in writing that three teen-agers attacked him, authorities said Thursday. Klaus Pfleger, 64, of Emmerich, Germany, was able to describe one of the attackers well enough for authorities to release a composite sketch. Sketches of the other two are likely to be released within days, Riverside County sheriff's spokesman Mark Lohman said.
January 11, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The tall and rather ungainly candidate mounts the rostrum, shakes hands all around, and launches comfortably into his standard campaign speech. Chancellor Helmut Kohl's rhetoric ignites no fire in his audiences, but he delivers the conservative message that they like to hear in this baroque Bavarian city on the Danube, near the Austrian border.
June 29, 2008 | Slobodan Lekic, Associated Press
When entrepreneur Mitar Tasovac purchased a long-abandoned factory intending to develop a housing complex on the site, he uncovered a chilling chapter of local history that had lain dormant for 60 years. After World War II, the sprawling complex on the outskirts of this northern Serbian town served as a prison camp for local Germans, and about 2,000 people died there. Before the Nazi invasion in 1941, about 520,000 members of the minority lived in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, mainly in today's Serbia and Croatia.
December 28, 1987 | PHILIPP GOLLNER, Times Staff Writer
Novelist Thomas Mann called it "truly a castle by the sea." Bertolt Brecht was a regular visitor there. Aldous Huxley used to drop in now and then. Charlie Chaplin, too. Villa Aurora, a 22-room, Spanish-style mansion nestled in the hills of Pacific Palisades, served as a meeting place for many of Germany's greatest artists and intellectuals who fled Adolf Hitler and moved to Los Angeles in the 1930s and '40s, and their American friends.
February 19, 2006 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
As a German team raced to the lead in the two-man bobsled competition at the Winter Olympics here Saturday, the U.S. and several other countries were considering protests over the possible use of illegal sleds by the Germans. Germans Andre Lange and Kevin Kuske led the field after two runs, with the final two runs scheduled today. The top American duo, Todd Hays and Pavle Jovanovic, ranked sixth. "I don't know what the deal is, but they're just absolutely flying," Jovanovic said of the Germans.
September 26, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
NIESTE, Germany - The masked intruders who come regularly after dark don't fill Marga Trautmann-Winter with dread so much as irritation - lots of it. She finds evidence of their larceny at daybreak in her backyard, where plums have been pilfered, cherries picked and apples appropriated from her small orchard. But if she's lucky, she manages to turn the tables and ensnare one of the thieves, as has happened about 20 times in the last two years, including one recent morning. The bandit lay curled up in a metal cage, its drowsy expression turning to wariness, then narrow-eyed aggression as Trautmann-Winter approached.
August 23, 2010 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
When Mike Maiorana was a boy during World War II, his family was like a lot of others in his Monterey neighborhood. In 1942, his mother was declared an "enemy alien," along with 600,000 other Italians and half a million Germans and Japanese who weren't U.S. citizens. More than once, men in suits searched the Maiorana house for guns, flashlights, cameras, shortwave radios — anything that could be used to signal the enemy. Like 10,000 others up and down the California coast, the family was suddenly forced to uproot.
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