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July 9, 1987
Austrian President Kurt Waldheim, barred from the United States on suspicion that he was involved in World War II atrocities while serving with Hitler's army, has been invited to visit Bonn. West German President Richard von Weizsaecker proposed a "neighborly meeting," according to Austrian Foreign Minister Alois Mock. The invitation--not amounting to a state visit--is nonetheless the first one known to have been extended to Waldheim by a Western head of state.
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May 23, 1994 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An electoral college of 1,324 legislators and "ordinary citizens" will elect Germany's next federal president today in the country's first such election since the unification of the East and West four years ago. Germany's seventh president will have the difficult task of filling the shoes of outgoing President Richard von Weizsaecker, a respected statesman who is the embodiment of how many Germans would like their country to be seen by the rest of the world.
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NEWS
May 3, 1990 | From Reuters
President Richard von Weizsaecker, the first West German head of state to visit Poland, told his hosts Wednesday that a united Germany would never question their postwar frontiers. He began his four-day visit by reassuring Poles that a unified German state would treat their western and northern borders, which include prewar German lands, as inviolable.
NEWS
May 17, 1994
Germany will elect its first federal president since the reunification of the former East and West Germanys on Monday. Ballots will be cast by 1,324 delegates, marking the first time since 1969 that Berlin's historic Reichstag building has been used for a federal election. Four candidates are running, and it is expected that the Christian Democratic Union's Roman Herzog, a moderate conservative who currently presides over Germany's constitutional court, will win.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
West German President Richard von Weizsaecker declared here Tuesday that if the United States reduces its budget deficit, European nations should expand their economies. The Federal Republic president was suggesting a means to contain the current worldwide financial crisis, and while his is a largely ceremonial post, he is listened to carefully by policy-makers in Bonn.
NEWS
July 27, 1990 | Associated Press
The presidents of Czechoslovakia and West Germany met Thursday with Kurt Waldheim in a break with the international diplomatic isolation imposed on the Austrian leader because of his wartime past. Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel indirectly criticized Waldheim, warning of the dangers of lying about the past. But a defiant Waldheim said afterward, "I didn't lie about anything."
NEWS
May 17, 1994
Germany will elect its first federal president since the reunification of the former East and West Germanys on Monday. Ballots will be cast by 1,324 delegates, marking the first time since 1969 that Berlin's historic Reichstag building has been used for a federal election. Four candidates are running, and it is expected that the Christian Democratic Union's Roman Herzog, a moderate conservative who currently presides over Germany's constitutional court, will win.
NEWS
July 9, 1987 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
The case of a young West German aviator imprisoned by the Soviets was raised at top-level talks with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev, West German President Richard von Weizsaecker said Wednesday. But Von Weizsaecker would disclose no details on the conversation about 19-year-old Mathias Rust, who penetrated Soviet airspace and landed in Moscow's Red Square last May 28, on grounds that discussing the case publicly might hurt chances of resolving it.
NEWS
July 7, 1987 | From Reuters
West German President Richard von Weizsaecker, starting an official visit to the Soviet Union, urged policy-makers on Monday to stop thinking in terms of East and West blocs. "As we approach the next millennium we should cease to think as blocs and in terms of bloc boundaries," Von Weizsaecker, whose six-day visit is the first to the Soviet Union by a West German head of state in 12 years, told a Kremlin banquet. Von Weizsaecker, who meets Kremlin leader Mikhail S.
NEWS
March 16, 1990 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two of Europe's most extraordinary statesmen sealed a highly symbolic understanding between them in a most unstatesmanlike way here Thursday--over a friendly beer in a local pub. The statesmen: West German President Richard von Weizsaecker and his Czechoslovak counterpart, Vaclav Havel. They chose the 51st anniversary of the Nazi occupation of Prague to put an end to one painful chapter in the 1,000-year-old relationship between their two countries and to begin a new, more hopeful one.
NEWS
November 9, 1992 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of leftist youths hurled eggs, fruit and rocks at German President Richard von Weizsaecker on Sunday as he tried to address a huge rally in central Berlin called to protest the recent wave of attacks against foreigners. The sight of the nation's president forced to hide behind police shields and the undignified melee that followed shocked those who looked on and overshadowed the central message of one of the largest demonstrations ever held in postwar Germany.
NEWS
October 4, 1990 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A newly united Germany on Wednesday embraced the second chance that history has handed it, vowing to serve as a model of peace and democracy in Europe. With the black, red and gold flag now flying over nine frontiers, German leaders strove to reassure their neighbors--and the world--that the nation's new-found sovereignty poses no threat. "In the future, German soil will be a source of peace only," Chancellor Helmut Kohl declared in a message to governments worldwide.
NEWS
July 27, 1990 | Associated Press
The presidents of Czechoslovakia and West Germany met Thursday with Kurt Waldheim in a break with the international diplomatic isolation imposed on the Austrian leader because of his wartime past. Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel indirectly criticized Waldheim, warning of the dangers of lying about the past. But a defiant Waldheim said afterward, "I didn't lie about anything."
NEWS
May 3, 1990 | From Reuters
President Richard von Weizsaecker, the first West German head of state to visit Poland, told his hosts Wednesday that a united Germany would never question their postwar frontiers. He began his four-day visit by reassuring Poles that a unified German state would treat their western and northern borders, which include prewar German lands, as inviolable.
NEWS
March 16, 1990 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two of Europe's most extraordinary statesmen sealed a highly symbolic understanding between them in a most unstatesmanlike way here Thursday--over a friendly beer in a local pub. The statesmen: West German President Richard von Weizsaecker and his Czechoslovak counterpart, Vaclav Havel. They chose the 51st anniversary of the Nazi occupation of Prague to put an end to one painful chapter in the 1,000-year-old relationship between their two countries and to begin a new, more hopeful one.
NEWS
May 24, 1989
Richard von Weizsaecker, West Germany's widely admired senior statesman, was elected to a second term as president of the nation that was founded 40 years ago. A special federal convention made up of members of the Bundestag, the lower house of the Parliament, and delegates from the 11 states voted, 881 to 108, to award the 69-year-old president another five-year term. Von Weizsaecker is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, the senior partner in the government coalition headed by Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
NEWS
October 4, 1990 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A newly united Germany on Wednesday embraced the second chance that history has handed it, vowing to serve as a model of peace and democracy in Europe. With the black, red and gold flag now flying over nine frontiers, German leaders strove to reassure their neighbors--and the world--that the nation's new-found sovereignty poses no threat. "In the future, German soil will be a source of peace only," Chancellor Helmut Kohl declared in a message to governments worldwide.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
West German President Richard von Weizsaecker declared here Tuesday that if the United States reduces its budget deficit, European nations should expand their economies. The Federal Republic president was suggesting a means to contain the current worldwide financial crisis, and while his is a largely ceremonial post, he is listened to carefully by policy-makers in Bonn.
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