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January 29, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
A U.S. senator rattled a sedate conference on defense issues here Saturday when he accused the West German government of failing to stop equipment and supplies from being shipped to a suspected chemical weapons plant in Libya. Sen. John S. McCain III (R-Ariz.) told the high-level seminar that senior Bonn officials "must have known that West German firms were contributing to the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons."
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January 29, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
A U.S. senator rattled a sedate conference on defense issues here Saturday when he accused the West German government of failing to stop equipment and supplies from being shipped to a suspected chemical weapons plant in Libya. Sen. John S. McCain III (R-Ariz.) told the high-level seminar that senior Bonn officials "must have known that West German firms were contributing to the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons."
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May 19, 1988 | From Reuters
West Germany's new defense minister, Rupert Scholz, was sworn in before Parliament on Wednesday to succeed Manfred Woerner, who moves to Brussels in July as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's next secretary general.
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February 8, 1989 | From Times wire services
The West German government today suspended a project to build a short-range missile after a political firestorm here and in East Germany greeted the news that such a weapon was even being considered. Government spokesman Friedhelm Ost told reporters that Chancellor Helmut Kohl and Defense Minister Rupert Scholz had decided to put off plans to let West German and U.S. aerospace firms develop the missile.
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April 27, 1988 | From Reuters
Chancellor Helmut Kohl announced Tuesday the appointment of a little-known conservative West Berlin senator, Rupert Scholz, to the post of West German defense minister. Scholz, 50, takes over May 18 from Manfred Woerner, who will succeed Britain's Lord Carrington as secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on July 1.
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May 27, 1988
Defense ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization agreed to transfer 72 U.S. F-16 fighter jets from Spain to Italy and to pay for the relocation with NATO infrastructure funds. Gen. Wolfgang Altenburg, chairman of NATO's military committee, said that the panel had recommended Italy as "the only suitable country." West German Defense Minister Rupert Scholz said the ministers unanimously approved the recommendation during a meeting in Brussels.
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October 22, 1986
West Berlin officials dropped efforts to prosecute aging members of the Nazi People's Court, which sentenced more than 5,000 people to death, most of them political opponents of Adolf Hitler's regime. In 1979, prosecutors began an investigation to see whether 83 former members of the Berlin-based court could be charged with murder, the only crime not covered by the statue of limitations. The prosecutors found either a lack of evidence or that many of the 83 were unable to stand trial.
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April 13, 1989 | From Times wire services
Chancellor Helmut Kohl today fired his defense minister and replaced seven other Cabinet members in an apparent bid to stop his party's declining popularity. In addition to the defense post, Kohl announced a new chief of staff and new ministers for finance, interior, transport, economic cooperation, construction and information. Defense Minister Rupert Scholz was the only Cabinet member left jobless under the changes. He was replaced by Finance Minister Gerhard Stoltenberg.
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November 13, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl arrived Saturday in the United States, where he will be the first head of government to meet President-elect George Bush since the U.S. presidential election and to bid farewell to President Reagan. But a scandal at home over a speech that forced the resignation of the Speaker of the West German Parliament may overshadow one of the main events of Kohl's four-day trip.
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October 2, 1988 | From Reuters
Bavaria state Premier Franz Josef Strauss, a major figure in post-World War II German politics, suffered a heart attack Saturday while on a hunting trip, a government spokesman said. Strauss, 73, was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Regensburg shortly after he collapsed in a forest, said the state chancellery spokesman. The spokesman declined to describe Strauss' condition or comment further.
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October 24, 1988 | Associated Press
West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, seeking improved economic relations with the Soviets, met today with Mikhail S. Gorbachev for their first formal talks since Gorbachev became Soviet leader. Kohl, who arrived in Moscow today for a four-day official visit, was greeted at Vnukovo airport by Premier Nikolai I. Ryzhkov, Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze, Defense Minister Dmitri T. Yazov, and other top Soviet officials.
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