Latest Conservative Party Stories

2005-09-17 05:44:20

By James Mackenzie BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and his rival Angela Merkel launched a final drive on election eve on Saturday to win over up to 10 million undecided voters -- estimated to be the highest total ever. Merkel, whose center-right alliance has led in opinion polls, is almost certain to replace Schroeder to become Germany's first woman chancellor and the first to have grown up in the formerly communist east. But whether she will gain enough...

2005-07-17 17:22:30

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, who took Britain into the forerunner of the European Union during his term in office in the early 1970s, died at home on Sunday, his party said. He was 89. Heath ruled Britain from 1970 to 1974 but after losing power was ousted as Conservative Party leader by Margaret Thatcher, who went on to serve three terms. As prime minister, he successfully negotiated Britain's entry into the European Economic...

2005-07-10 10:02:33

By Claudia Kade BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's conservative opposition would try to repair relations between Berlin and Washington if it won a planned general election, according to its program for government seen by Reuters on Sunday. Christian Democrat (CDU) leader and chancellor candidate Angela Merkel is due to present the conservatives' election manifesto on Monday ahead of an expected September poll. According to the final draft, a conservative government Germany would seek to...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.