April 26, 1987 |
Police searched the Bonn headquarters of West Germany's radical Greens party Saturday and found illegal leaflets advocating the disruption of a national census that starts May 25, a police spokesman said. He said the public prosecutor ordered the search after leaflets appeared in Bonn headed, "Only Sheep Are Counted." The leaflets advised citizens to send back census forms after detaching an identification number. Without the number, the authorities will not know to whom the forms refer.
January 26, 1987 |
Chancellor Helmut Kohl's governing center-right coalition was returned to power in West Germany's federal elections Sunday but with a reduced majority in the Bundestag, the lower house of Parliament. According to official provisional figures, the big winners were the Free Democratic Party, a junior partner in the Kohl coalition, and the environmentalist Greens party, which scored a significant gain from its showing in the 1983 election when it entered Parliament for the first time.
September 29, 1987 |
It was 1968 and in the nation's capital, after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., 14th Street was ablaze. To provide a safer haven from the rioting sweeping the city, American University economics professor Elspeth Rostow invited her brightest student, Petra Kelly, over to have dinner with her husband, Walt, the President's national security adviser. Because of the rioting several miles away, Rostow invited Kelly to spend the night in their library in a makeshift bed. At 4 a.
January 24, 1987 |
The Greens, the radical environmentalist party, have been building strength in the north during the campaign for Sunday's West German national elections but are lagging behind in the conservative south. Petra Kelly, the lively, articulate Greens leader who has a seat in Parliament, is trying to change this. She is waging a determined campaign in rural Bavaria that has attracted a good deal of attention.
May 1, 1986 |
The West German government Wednesday called on the Soviet Union to shut down all nuclear power stations similar to the one that exploded and caught fire in the Ukraine. Reflecting the increasing concern and anger in Western Europe over Soviet secrecy, the Bonn government also asked Moscow to allow international scientists immediate access to the area around the Chernobyl plant. Other nations joined in the plea.