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2006-02-24 03:17:28

By Scott Roxborough COLOGNE, Germany (Hollywood Reporter) - German multiplex giant CinemaxX has pulled the Turkish action blockbuster "Valley of the Wolves: Iraq" from theaters after accusations that the film, which stars Billy Zane and Gary Busey, is anti-Semitic and anti-American. CinemaxX, Germany's largest exhibition chain, dropped "Valley of the Wolves" from its lineup this week, deciding not to renew its rental contract with German distributor Maxximum. The move follows a...

2005-11-18 08:33:51

By Philip Blenkinsop BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's two leading political parties signed a coalition deal on Friday, formally setting aside decades of rivalry exactly two months after an election in September that gave neither side victory. The conservatives of chancellor designate Angela Merkel and the Social Democrats (SPD) put pen to paper to form Germany's first "grand coalition" of the traditional opponents since 1969. The almost 190-page document lays out plans to rein in...

2005-11-06 08:18:44

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel has not only survived one of the most turbulent weeks for German politics in recent memory -- she may now be in a stronger position to build and lead the new government Germany so desperately needs. Doubts about a "grand coalition" of her conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) rivals mounted over the past week after the abrupt resignation of SPD chief Franz Muentefering and withdrawal of Bavarian premier Edmund Stoiber from her...

2005-11-05 09:58:15

By Baerbel Brockmann BONN, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor-designate Angela Merkel admitted on Saturday that turmoil surrounding talks to form a new coalition government had created a bad public impression but she said all parties wanted a deal. "What you're seeing and hearing at the moment is undoubtedly putting your basic democratic feelings to a hard test," she said at an event for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, a think tank linked to her Christian Democratic Union (CDU)....

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. Speaking to Berlin's Foreign Press Association (VAP), Schroeder said he expected Christian Democrat Angela Merkel to become Germany's next chancellor despite turmoil that has hit the conservatives and his Social Democrats. "One can never tell how...

2005-11-02 17:46:34

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats tapped a state premier from the former communist east to be party chief and neared a deal on tax reform as the country's top parties strove to keep fragile coalition talks on track. After a hastily called SPD meeting late on Tuesday, the 51-year-old leader of the state of Brandenburg, Matthias Platzeck, said he would run for the post of chairman at a party congress later this month. The party executive met on...

2005-11-02 13:36:27

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats tapped a state premier from the former communist east to be party chief and neared a deal on tax reform as the country's top parties strove to keep fragile coalition talks on track. After a hastily called SPD meeting late on Tuesday, the 51-year-old leader of the state of Brandenburg, Matthias Platzeck, said he would run for the post of chairman at a party congress later this month. The party executive met on...

2005-11-01 20:08:33

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) were set to nominate a young state premier from the former East Germany on Wednesday as party leader in an attempt to rejuvenate hopes of a coalition government. Efforts to forge a right-left "grand coalition" of conservatives (CDU/CSU) and SPD suffered a setback on Monday when SPD chief Franz Muentefering said he would step aside as party leader. That prompted the influential conservative premier of Bavaria,...

2005-11-01 13:22:01

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's top parties pledged on Tuesday to press on with trying to form a government as fears grew that a leadership crisis in the Social Democrats and the withdrawal of a top conservative would doom coalition plans. Efforts to forge a bipartisan "grand coalition" of conservatives (CDU/CSU) and Social Democrats (SPD) suffered a major setback on Monday when SPD chief Franz Muentefering announced he would step aside as party leader. Muentefering...

2005-11-01 12:52:16

BERLIN (Reuters) - Designated German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she was committed to making a "grand coalition" of her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) work, despite the current upheaval inside the SPD. "I am very determined to make a grand coalition possible," Merkel said. She added that she respected the decision of Edmund Stoiber not to take up the post of economy minister but to remain in Munich as the premier of Bavaria.


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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