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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. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Baghdad-based agents of the BND intelligence service had stuck to clear instructions not to pass on operational military information to the Americans at the start of...

2005-10-25 03:23:54

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - One of Germany's most colorful politicians of the last two decades, Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, has abruptly pulled the plug on his electrifying career. The charismatic leading member of the Greens party, who has long enthralled and entertained Germans with his meteoric rise from high school dropout to self-educated vice chancellor, voluntarily moved to parliament's back bench last week. He will soon be replaced as foreign minister after...

2005-10-03 05:36:16

By Marie-Louise Moller and Mark John LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union deadlock over the terms for opening historic entry talks with Turkey deepened on Monday with Austria insisting Ankara should be offered a status short of full membership. EU president Britain said it was no longer certain the negotiations would start at all on Monday after Austria stuck to its demand that the vast, poor, Muslim country be offered an alternative to full membership and Turkey raised a new...

2005-07-15 07:10:29

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Overweight and facing widespread ridicule for his swollen girth, German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer is taking on the flab and his critics at the same time with a crash diet and punishing exercise regimen. Vowing to return to his "fighting weight" in time for an election campaign now heating up, the man whose wild waist line gyrations have fascinated a generation of Germans has lost 22 pounds in a month and plans to shed another 22 soon. Whipping...


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