December 6, 1992
Germany is such an easy candidate for a national guilt trip that the outside world, in reacting to escalating racist violence there, should be careful not to play into the hands of neo-Nazi extremists. This is well understood by the Israeli government, which has condemned hate crimes against Jews and foreigners but has drawn the line when it comes to punitive measures against the vast German majority striving to safeguard democracy.There can be little doubt that Germany is in a state of psychological crisis after the fire-bomb killing of two Turkish girls and a grandmother last month caused international outrage.
May 5, 1992
For years he has been "King Kohl" to journalists who have marveled at German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's political acumen, staying power and just plain luck. But Mr. Kohl will hardly be a "merry old soul" when he flies to New York today, leaving behind a nation plagued by massive strikes, vicious feuding in the governing coalition, anger at foreign immigrants and disappointment over the costs and dislocations of reunification.It wasn't supposed to be this way. In coasting to victory as the "chancellor of unification" 18 months ago, Mr. Kohl promised no new taxes (sound familiar?
July 19, 2012
Lacrosse U.S. U-19 men rout Germany in quarters The U.S. under-19 men's national team breezed past Germany, 22-2, on Wednesday in a quarterfinal at the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championships in Turku, Finland, setting up a rematch with the Iroquois today. Matt Kavanagh led the way with four goals and two assists; Connor Buczek added four goals, and Kyle Keenan had two goals and three assists. The Iroquois (3-1) beat the Americans, 15-13, on Tuesday in both teams' final game of pool play.
October 23, 1991
A photo caption in The Sun yesterday incorrectly identified the woman standing next to freed hostage Jesse Turner, because of an error by the Associated Press. She is Nancy Waddell, wife of the commander of the U.S. Air Force hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany.+ The Sun regrets the errors.
April 9, 1992
Germans have more than once turned rightward since World War II. There were ephemeral ''neo-Nazi'' movements in the 1950s, and at the end of the 1960s a rightist party did well in regional elections, barely missing representation in the federal parliament. Three years ago the right-wing Republican Party got more than 7 percent of the vote in European Parliament elections and won nearly 10 percent in some south German municipal elections.Thus, Sunday's strong showing by these same Republicans (10.9 percent -- plus 2.1 percent won by two other small rightist groups)
April 27, 1991
The gulf conflict has given Japan and Germany a chance to break out of their post-World War II inhibitions against even the most remote and indirect involvement of their military forces overseas.During the U.S.-led arms buildup and attack on Iraq, governments in Bonn and Tokyo were paralyzed, this despite a realization that a more active contribution to the coalition war effort would increase their clout in world affairs. Now that a cease fire prevails in the Persian Gulf, Japan and Germany evidently feel free to set mild interventionist precedents of potential future importance.