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2005-11-30 06:02:23

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Wednesday not to be blackmailed by kidnappers holding a German in Iraq and said terrorism was a threat to core values of freedom, tolerance and respect.

2005-11-29 06:13:10

BERLIN (Reuters) - Kidnappers in Iraq have threatened to kill a German woman and her driver unless Berlin stops cooperating with the U.S.-backed Iraqi government, German state television ARD reported on Tuesday.

2005-11-24 05:28:50

By James Mackenzie BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's new Chancellor Angela Merkel visits British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Thursday for a meeting that could set a new tone ahead of talks on some of the most pressing budget and economic issues facing Europe.

2005-11-23 03:23:50

By James Mackenzie BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's new Chancellor Angela Merkel may have made bolstering relations with the United States a foreign policy priority, but she is following longstanding precedent by traveling to Paris on her first foreign visit.

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.

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  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.