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2006-05-22 02:41:12

By Claudia Kade BEIJING (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised divisive issues of Iran and human rights at meetings in Beijing on Monday after her trip got off to an unexpectedly relaxed start strolling in the park with Premier Wen Jiabao.

2006-05-21 23:44:11

BEIJING (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao agreed at talks in Beijing that Iran should not have nuclear weapon capabilities.

2006-05-04 20:35:00

President George W. Bush said on Thursday the United States would not waver in its commitment to the security of Israel and would have no contact with Hamas leaders of the Palestinian government until the militant group recognizes the Jewish state.

2006-05-01 03:35:02

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to the United States this week for the second time in four months, intent on mapping out a strategy for confronting Iran that will not splinter the West as Iraq did three years ago.

2006-04-19 10:25:00

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany reproached two British newspapers on Wednesday for publishing revealing photographs of Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband in holiday swimwear. The Sun and Daily Sport ran the shots of Merkel and Joachim Sauer relaxing by a pool on the Italian island of Ischia.

2006-04-14 09:08:39

BERLIN (Reuters) - The U.S. government wants to deport a group of Chinese Muslims held at the Guantanamo prison camp to Germany and is pressuring Chancellor Angela Merkel to take in the ethnic Uighurs, a newspaper reported on Friday.

2006-04-10 05:45:03

By James Mackenzie BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD), partners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition, said on Monday he was stepping down on the advice of doctors only months after taking office.

2006-03-26 02:02:28

By Iain Rogers BERLIN (Reuters) - Voting began on Sunday in three German regional elections that are expected to shore up support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition but also herald new pressure for tricky reforms once they are over.

2006-02-03 12:47:17

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier made an appeal broadcast on the Al Jazeera television station on Friday calling on Iraqi kidnappers to free two German engineers threatened with death.

2006-01-16 07:40:19

By Meg Clothier MOSCOW (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel met President Vladimir Putin on Monday for talks in which she was expected to press him to support European Union and U.S. diplomatic pressure on Iran over its nuclear program.

Word of the Day
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.