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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.

2006-06-06 02:51:09

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Leaders of three Czech centrist and right-wing parties will hold initial talks on forming a government on Tuesday under the cloud of a weekend election stalemate that may take weeks to clear.

2006-04-10 05:45:03

By James Mackenzie BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD), partners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition, said on Monday he was stepping down on the advice of doctors only months after taking office.

2006-03-26 13:43:40

By Noah Barkin and James Mackenzie BERLIN (Reuters) - German conservatives and Social Democrats (SPD) held on to power in three state elections on Sunday, preserving a regional balance crucial for the stability of Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-left coalition in Berlin.

2006-03-26 11:11:11

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 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.

2006-02-13 12:18:56

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Two Kenyan ministers resigned on Monday after they were linked to corruption scandals that have shaken President Mwai Kibaki's government and angered foreign donors to the east African nation.

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.

2005-11-30 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.

2005-11-22 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.


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chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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