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2005-11-22 20:46:47

By Noah Barkin and Markus Krah BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel became Germany's first female chancellor on Tuesday, ending months of political uncertainty and ushering in a fragile new coalition of left and right that must prove it can revive Europe's biggest economy.

2005-11-22 05:39:41

By Markus Krah and Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel was elected Germany's first woman chancellor on Tuesday in a parliamentary vote that ends months of uncertainty and ushers in a fragile new government with the task of reviving Europe's largest economy.

2005-11-21 18:15:13

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel is set to become Germany's first woman chancellor on Tuesday, but must avoid infighting in a coalition with former leftist foes to implement reforms designed to revive Europe's largest economy.

2005-11-21 06:14:19

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel, who has vowed to make German-French relations less exclusive and improve ties with smaller European countries, will travel to Paris and Brussels on Wednesday in her first official trip as chancellor.

2005-11-14 09:18:20

By Erik Kirschbaum and James Mackenzie KARLSRUHE/BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) overwhelmingly approved a new coalition deal on Monday that puts her at the top of a potentially fragile and unwieldy bipartisan government.

2005-11-03 14:58:30

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said on Thursday he was certain a "grand coalition" government would be in place by November 22 and that he could hand over the reins of power with confidence it would last.

2005-10-17 11:04:04

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Several leading conservative rivals of German chancellor-designate Angela Merkel were nominated on Monday to join her cabinet in a planned power-sharing government with the Social Democrats (SPD).

2005-10-16 09:51:41

By Dave Graham BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel faces her first big test since securing the right to lead Germany as she takes her conservatives into talks on Monday aimed at forming a "grand coalition" with their bitter rivals, the Social Democrats (SPD).

2005-10-13 15:01:45

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush called outgoing Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder "to thank him for his service" on Thursday, a day after the German leader criticized the United States, the White House said.

2005-10-12 11:05:50

By Dave Graham BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who has led Germany since 1998, said for the first time on Wednesday he would not play a role in the next government, in an emotional farewell including broadsides at the United States and Britain.


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