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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.

2006-01-27 09:57:44

By Nick Antonovics BERLIN (Reuters) - Johannes Rau, a prominent figure in post-war German politics and the country's first head of state to address Israel's parliament in German, died on Friday. He was 75.

2006-01-02 21:28:53

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel worked as a cocktail waitress in a disco while studying physics in Communist East Germany and later moved into an empty East Berlin flat as a squatter after leaving her first husband.

2005-11-23 03:23:50

By James Mackenzie BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's new Chancellor Angela Merkel may have made bolstering relations with the United States a foreign policy priority, but she is following longstanding precedent by traveling to Paris on her first foreign visit.

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.

2005-11-21 18:15:13

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel is set to become Germany's first woman chancellor on Tuesday, but must avoid infighting in a coalition with former leftist foes to implement reforms designed to revive Europe's largest economy.

2005-10-26 03:25:31

By James Mackenzie BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's outgoing chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, began his first term in office in 1998 eyeing the success of reformist British leader Tony Blair and pledging a joint German-British drive to revive Europe's center left.

2005-10-17 11:04:04

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Several leading conservative rivals of German chancellor-designate Angela Merkel were nominated on Monday to join her cabinet in a planned power-sharing government with the Social Democrats (SPD).

2005-10-17 08:29:56

BERLIN (Reuters) - Several leading conservative rivals of German chancellor-designate Angela Merkel were nominated on Monday to join her cabinet in a planned "grand coalition" government with the Social Democrats (SPD).

2005-10-13 08:13:18

By Iain Rogers BERLIN (Reuters) - Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl promised them "flourishing landscapes" but the states of ex-communist East Germany risk falling into a vicious circle of depopulation and shrinking investment, according to a new study.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.