German defence minister hospitalised

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10 June 2004 , BERLIN - German Defence Minister Peter Struck was hospitalised Thursday for dizziness after an exhausting Mideast trip, a ministry spokesman said. Initial reports said Struck, 61, had severe circulatory problems. Struck would remain in a Berlin hospital, where his condition was described as improved, the spokesman said. The defence minister had returned to Berlin on Tuesday after leaving the capital on Saturday to visit German forces in Djibouti before travelling to Israel for talks with Isr

10 June 2004

BERLIN - German Defence Minister Peter Struck was hospitalised Thursday for dizziness after an exhausting Mideast trip, a ministry spokesman said.

Initial reports said Struck, 61, had severe circulatory problems.

Struck would remain in a Berlin hospital, where his condition was described as improved, the spokesman said.

The defence minister had returned to Berlin on Tuesday after leaving the capital on Saturday to visit German forces in Djibouti before travelling to Israel for talks with Israeli leaders. On the return trip, he made stopover in Switzerland.

Struck has had health problems in the past. In the 1980s he suffered two heart attacks. Four years ago he was operated on for a narrowing of the carotid artery in his neck.

The minister is scheduled to visit Afghanistan next week, but it was unclear whether the trip would take place as planned.

DPA

Subject: German news 

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