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2009-05-14 15:15:31

German Finance Minister Peer Steinbruck said the government's budget deficit would reach $122 billion in 2010, its largest since the end of World War II. The deficit for 2009 was on track to reach $68 billion this year, In 2008, Germany's deficit reached $16 billion, the Financial Times reported Thursday. The budget gap could set back Chancellor Angela Merkel's campaign pledge to cut income taxes.

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2009-02-09 11:35:00

Germany named a new head of its Economic Ministry Monday after Michael Glos abruptly resigned eight months before a general election.

2008-09-05 12:00:35

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp on 5 September Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) [Christian Democratic Union] keeps supporting longer running times for the German nuclear power plants.

2008-07-26 06:00:07

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp Berlin (ddp) - Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU [Christian Democratic Union]) has a positive view of the speech of Democratic US presidential hopeful Barack Obama in Berlin.

2008-07-24 12:00:26

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp on 24 July Berlin: On Thursday [24 July] morning, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU [Christian Democratic Union]) received US presidential candidate Barack Obama at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin.

2008-07-11 12:00:25

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp Berlin: Berlin's Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit (SPD) [Social Democratic Party of Germany] is taking the course of confrontation in the dispute about a possible appearance by designated US presidential candidate Barack Obama at the Brandenburg Gate.

2008-06-28 09:02:20

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp on 28 June Berlin: Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (Christian Democratic Union) has pledged support for German agriculture in the review of EU agricultural policy.

2006-08-06 08:29:37

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government came under attack on Sunday from leaders in her own party as the conservatives fell to a record low in opinion polls amid public anger over rising taxes and stymied reform efforts.

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.

2006-03-26 01:32:13

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans began voting in three regional elections on Sunday that are widely expected to shore up support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition but also herald new pressure for tricky reforms.


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lahar
  • A volcanic mudflow.
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