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2006-08-21 09:49:10

By Tom Armitage BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel brushed aside sinking popularity polls on Monday, saying her government had cleaned up its finances and boosted prospects for economic growth.

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 11:07:07

BERLIN (Reuters) - German conservatives and Social Democrats looked to have held on to power in three state elections on Sunday, preserving a regional balance crucial for the stability of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition in Berlin.

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.

2006-02-07 09:44:24

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's deft diplomatic touch was on display at a weekend security conference in Munich, where she wooed top U.S. officials with tough talk on Iran and vows of support for the NATO alliance.

2005-11-30 07:47:05

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

2005-11-22 11:49:24

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - An unusual "grand coalition" took power in Germany on Tuesday with two rival parties crossing the aisles of the Reichstag to end nearly four decades of bitter feuding and form a tenuous new government.

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.

2005-11-22 04:57:06

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel received broad backing in a vote in parliament on Tuesday to become Germany's first woman chancellor.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.