Latest Guido Westerwelle Stories

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.

2006-01-20 08:48:54

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government, facing allegations its spies in Iraq secretly abetted the U.S. invasion that Berlin publicly opposed, resisted calls on Friday for a parliamentary inquiry it said would fan anti-Americanism.

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.

2005-09-29 08:05:58

BERLIN (Reuters) - German conservative leader Angela Merkel said on Thursday she believed her Christian Democrats (CDU) were much more likely to forge a coalition with the Social Democrats (SPD) than they were with other parties.

2005-09-21 09:01:19

By Philip Blenkinsop BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Greens have agreed to hold talks on forming a new government with Angela Merkel's conservatives after a leading member of Merkel's party called a link with the environmentalist group "a realistic option." The Greens, an ecologist and pacifist party that grew out of the protest movement of the 1960s, said they would meet Merkel's Christian Democrats and Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) on Friday, although party chiefs said much separated...

2005-09-19 08:24:42

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats (SPD) invited rival liberals and conservatives on Monday to talks on possible coalition pacts, with the proviso that Schroeder remain chancellor.

2005-09-19 07:14:05

By Mark John BERLIN (Reuters) - The euro tumbled and German shares slid on Monday after Germany's general election gave Angela Merkel's conservatives a victory so tight that Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder refused to concede defeat.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).