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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.

2006-01-02 21:28:53

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel worked as a cocktail waitress in a disco while studying physics in Communist East Germany and later moved into an empty East Berlin flat as a squatter after leaving her first husband.

2005-12-18 14:39:41

By Philip Blenkinsop BERLIN (Reuters) - A German archaeologist kidnapped by gunmen in Iraq three weeks ago is free and her driver should shortly be released, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told a news conference on Sunday.

2005-12-09 05:07:12

BERLIN (Reuters) - Information Germany shared with the United States may have prompted the CIA to abduct a German citizen and fly him to Afghanistan for interrogation as a suspected terrorist, a newspaper reported on Friday.

2005-12-06 12:48:06

By Saul Hudson and Mark Trevelyan BERLIN (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in a rare concession to U.S. critics, acknowledged on Tuesday that Washington may make mistakes in its battle against terrorism and promised to put them right if they happened.

2005-12-06 10:35:43

By Saul Hudson and Lou Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in a rare concession to U.S. critics, acknowledged on Tuesday that Washington may make mistakes in its battle against terrorism and promised to put them right if they happened.

2005-12-04 13:11:39

By Dave Graham BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the kidnappers of a German woman taken hostage in Iraq to release her immediately and said the government was working "around the clock" to free the 43-year-old archaeologist.


Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.