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Keeping Hooligans Away from the World Cup

To keep the hooligans away from the 2006 World Cup, Germany presents a tough new security plan which –ouch! — bans police from taking vacation during the event. The notorious Rosenholz files show there were more East German spies in West Germany than originally believed. And Cat Stevens is prancing his way back onto the stage. In Germany, soccer is serious business. To be sure that the World Cup 2006 runs smoothly, German Interior Minister Otto Schily met on Wednesday with state officials to finalize security details covering extra camera surveillance and broader police powers. The most draconic measure: a nationawide ban on vacation for the entire police force during the event, which will be held in Germany from June 9 to July 9 2006. Full Story

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