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January 16, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
OK, he hurled a few rocks and slugged the occasional police officer and may have taken part in urban guerrilla drills. But that was the Joschka Fischer of yesteryear, the scruffy radical of the raucous 1960s and '70s, not the svelte and suave foreign minister whom Germans know and love today.
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June 28, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Joschka Fischer, who opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq while serving as Germany's foreign minister, said goodbye to politics. Fischer, 58, will spend a year lecturing at Princeton University, beginning in September. The lawmaker said he would not return to Parliament. Fischer joined then-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in voicing opposition to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. "I'm not convinced" by the idea, he told a Munich conference in early 2003 as U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H.
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June 28, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Joschka Fischer, who opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq while serving as Germany's foreign minister, said goodbye to politics. Fischer, 58, will spend a year lecturing at Princeton University, beginning in September. The lawmaker said he would not return to Parliament. Fischer joined then-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in voicing opposition to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. "I'm not convinced" by the idea, he told a Munich conference in early 2003 as U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H.
WORLD
February 15, 2003
'All possible options for resolving the Iraq crisis by peaceful means must be thoroughly explored. Whatever decisions need to be made must be taken by the Security Council alone. It remains the only body internationally authorized to do so.'
NEWS
January 5, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer apologized for attacking a police officer during his days as a militant radical in the 1970s but rejected calls to resign. Fischer's past in the leftist student scene arose again this week ahead of his scheduled testimony Jan. 16 at the trial of a former fellow militant charged with murder in a 1975 attack on a meeting of OPEC oil ministers. Stern magazine published photographs showing a helmet-clad Fischer at a 1973 protest beating and kicking an officer.
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April 24, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors in Hesse state announced Monday that they have dropped their investigation of Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, rejecting accusations that he gave shelter to a terrorist in the 1970s, then lied about it during court testimony earlier this year.
NEWS
December 16, 1985 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
West Germany's radical Greens party ended its annual conference Sunday by avoiding what might have been a sharp clash over roles for its members in future governments. The Greens chose instead to rally behind a common front stressing ecological issues, a position they hope will increase their vote in the nation's next general election in 1987.
NEWS
January 17, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't supposed to be Joschka Fischer on trial here Tuesday, but the German foreign minister summoned as a witness for an old friend charged with murder and terrorism appeared to acquit himself well under questioning over a radical past that has come back to haunt him.
WORLD
September 9, 2002 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His message is one that hardly wins over the average hedonist: Drive less. Eat lean. Pay more for food, gas and government for the common good. But as a man who has embraced virtue after decades of self-indulgence, Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer strikes a chord with every German who would like to be a better person, if just a little bit later.
WORLD
February 15, 2003
'All possible options for resolving the Iraq crisis by peaceful means must be thoroughly explored. Whatever decisions need to be made must be taken by the Security Council alone. It remains the only body internationally authorized to do so.'
WORLD
September 9, 2002 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His message is one that hardly wins over the average hedonist: Drive less. Eat lean. Pay more for food, gas and government for the common good. But as a man who has embraced virtue after decades of self-indulgence, Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer strikes a chord with every German who would like to be a better person, if just a little bit later.
NEWS
April 24, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors in Hesse state announced Monday that they have dropped their investigation of Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, rejecting accusations that he gave shelter to a terrorist in the 1970s, then lied about it during court testimony earlier this year.
NEWS
February 17, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors in Frankfurt informed Parliament on Friday that they plan to investigate Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer on allegations that he lied during court testimony last month about contact with terrorists in the 1970s. Fischer, who will travel to Washington on Monday for the German leadership's first Cabinet-level contacts with the Bush administration, stands by his court statements and welcomes the inquiry as a means of clearing his name, said his spokesman, Andreas Michaelis.
NEWS
January 17, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't supposed to be Joschka Fischer on trial here Tuesday, but the German foreign minister summoned as a witness for an old friend charged with murder and terrorism appeared to acquit himself well under questioning over a radical past that has come back to haunt him.
NEWS
January 16, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
OK, he hurled a few rocks and slugged the occasional police officer and may have taken part in urban guerrilla drills. But that was the Joschka Fischer of yesteryear, the scruffy radical of the raucous 1960s and '70s, not the svelte and suave foreign minister whom Germans know and love today.
NEWS
January 5, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer apologized for attacking a police officer during his days as a militant radical in the 1970s but rejected calls to resign. Fischer's past in the leftist student scene arose again this week ahead of his scheduled testimony Jan. 16 at the trial of a former fellow militant charged with murder in a 1975 attack on a meeting of OPEC oil ministers. Stern magazine published photographs showing a helmet-clad Fischer at a 1973 protest beating and kicking an officer.
NEWS
February 17, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors in Frankfurt informed Parliament on Friday that they plan to investigate Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer on allegations that he lied during court testimony last month about contact with terrorists in the 1970s. Fischer, who will travel to Washington on Monday for the German leadership's first Cabinet-level contacts with the Bush administration, stands by his court statements and welcomes the inquiry as a means of clearing his name, said his spokesman, Andreas Michaelis.
WORLD
September 21, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Departing Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said he was giving up his leading role in Germany's Green Party. A high school dropout who became Germany's top diplomat, Fischer said: "Now is the moment for a new lineup." He said he believed the party would be in the opposition, after its coalition with the Social Democrats lost its majority in Sunday's election.
NEWS
December 16, 1985 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
West Germany's radical Greens party ended its annual conference Sunday by avoiding what might have been a sharp clash over roles for its members in future governments. The Greens chose instead to rally behind a common front stressing ecological issues, a position they hope will increase their vote in the nation's next general election in 1987.
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