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June 6, 1995
A milestone of sorts takes place here Wednesday when PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat welcomes the first Western head of government to visit Jericho, one of two areas where Palestinians now exercise limited self-rule. German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, on an official visit to Israel, will spend the morning with Arafat in the ancient town by the Jordan River.
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July 11, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
President Mohammad Khatami launched a "new beginning" in relations with Germany as he became the first Iranian leader to visit the country since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. But even as he and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder spoke of their desire for stronger ties, thousands of opponents of Iran's clerical rulers protested in the streets. Police said about 7,000 people marched through Berlin, the capital.
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June 24, 1996 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pope John Paul II completed a 2 1/2-day trip to Germany on Sunday by crossing the former "death strip" that divided Berlin during the Cold War and urging listeners to make all necessary sacrifices to preserve freedom in Germany and Europe.
NEWS
May 14, 1998 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what could have been a campaign speech for beleaguered German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, President Clinton praised Europe's longest-serving leader Wednesday for making the continent's stunning transition possible and urged its other leaders to stay on his course. "This magic moment in history did not simply arrive," Clinton said in an address at the Schauspielhaus, the famed opera house that once was on the Communist side of the Berlin Wall.
NEWS
March 5, 1992 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Mikhail S. Gorbachev, one of the 20th Century's great figures, it was a comedown--a measure of just how far it is between powerful statesman and has-been. Arriving Wednesday in Germany on his first foreign trip since leaving office last December, the man who more than any other precipitated the changes that swept communism from Europe, came as a simple citizen, the former leader of a former country that was once a superpower. And he was hardly noticed. There were no anthems, no honor guards.
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February 9, 1993 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With their own state's image tarnished by its new anti-gay law, a large delegation of elected Colorado officials and community leaders launched a "journey for justice" Monday to learn about intolerance more than 5,000 miles from home. The privately funded tour of Germany was led by Lt. Gov. Michael Callihan, who raised the ire of Bonn officials with a news release that appeared to compare the wave of right-wing violence here to human rights abuses in Iraq, Somalia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
NEWS
May 14, 1998 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what could have been a campaign speech for beleaguered German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, President Clinton praised Europe's longest-serving leader Wednesday for making the continent's stunning transition possible and urged its other leaders to stay on his course. "This magic moment in history did not simply arrive," Clinton said in an address at the Schauspielhaus, the famed opera house that once was on the Communist side of the Berlin Wall.
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November 23, 1991 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian Federation President Boris N. Yeltsin said Friday that the Russian economy will be open for foreign investment in coming weeks and that Germany can expect "the greatest most-favored-nation status and freedom of trade possible." Yeltsin's comments came as he met with political and industrial leaders on the second day of his first major foreign relations tour since the failed Kremlin coup effectively made him his nation's most powerful leader.
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July 11, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
President Mohammad Khatami launched a "new beginning" in relations with Germany as he became the first Iranian leader to visit the country since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. But even as he and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder spoke of their desire for stronger ties, thousands of opponents of Iran's clerical rulers protested in the streets. Police said about 7,000 people marched through Berlin, the capital.
NEWS
March 11, 1992 | Times Staff Writer
Nearing the end of his first foreign visit since leaving office late last year, former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev waded in to glad-hand a group of well-wishers in the north German city of Guetersloh. He came away without his gold wristwatch, police said Tuesday.
NEWS
June 24, 1996 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pope John Paul II completed a 2 1/2-day trip to Germany on Sunday by crossing the former "death strip" that divided Berlin during the Cold War and urging listeners to make all necessary sacrifices to preserve freedom in Germany and Europe.
NEWS
June 6, 1995
A milestone of sorts takes place here Wednesday when PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat welcomes the first Western head of government to visit Jericho, one of two areas where Palestinians now exercise limited self-rule. German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, on an official visit to Israel, will spend the morning with Arafat in the ancient town by the Jordan River.
NEWS
July 13, 1994 | PAUL RICHTER and MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton strode through Brandenburg Gate into the former East Berlin on Tuesday, declaring a "monument to conquest" and "tyranny" had now become a gateway to a united Europe. "Nothing will stop us--all things are possible," he told tens of thousands of Berliners massed at the structure that long obstructed Berlin's central boulevard. " Berlin ist frei " -- Berlin is free, the President exclaimed in German.
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July 9, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Chinese Premier Li Peng canceled official appearances and retreated to his Munich hotel after being hounded by protesters during a weeklong visit to Germany. Rather than face more noisy human rights protests, Li opted out of an afternoon boat trip and farm visit outside Munich after meeting with business leaders, the Bavarian state press office said.
NEWS
December 23, 1993 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For FBI Director Louis J. Freeh and Assistant Treasury Secretary Ronald K. Noble, the law enforcement trip to Sicily and Bonn had the trappings of a homecoming--albeit a bittersweet one. Freeh, whose maternal grandparents emigrated to America from Italy, issued a near call-to-arms against the Mafia last week in a historic Palermo chapel.
NEWS
February 9, 1993 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With their own state's image tarnished by its new anti-gay law, a large delegation of elected Colorado officials and community leaders launched a "journey for justice" Monday to learn about intolerance more than 5,000 miles from home. The privately funded tour of Germany was led by Lt. Gov. Michael Callihan, who raised the ire of Bonn officials with a news release that appeared to compare the wave of right-wing violence here to human rights abuses in Iraq, Somalia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
NEWS
November 19, 1991
Russian Federation President Boris N. Yeltsin will begin a three-day visit to Germany starting Thursday to cultivate direct economic ties between Germany and Russia, skirting what remains of the central Soviet government. Germany is the Soviet Union's biggest creditor, as well as its biggest trading partner, and Yeltsin will likely bring with him further assurances that Russia will pay off its share of the debt and, if need be, that of other Soviet republics as well.
NEWS
February 5, 1992 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Making his first foreign visit as head of Europe's second-largest nation, Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk on Tuesday reaffirmed his country's commitment to nuclear disarmament and agreed on specific steps to open land to resettle ethnic Germans driven from the region during the Stalin era.
NEWS
March 11, 1992 | Times Staff Writer
Nearing the end of his first foreign visit since leaving office late last year, former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev waded in to glad-hand a group of well-wishers in the north German city of Guetersloh. He came away without his gold wristwatch, police said Tuesday.
NEWS
March 5, 1992 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Mikhail S. Gorbachev, one of the 20th Century's great figures, it was a comedown--a measure of just how far it is between powerful statesman and has-been. Arriving Wednesday in Germany on his first foreign trip since leaving office last December, the man who more than any other precipitated the changes that swept communism from Europe, came as a simple citizen, the former leader of a former country that was once a superpower. And he was hardly noticed. There were no anthems, no honor guards.
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