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2006-01-27 07:13:29

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former German President Johannes Rau, who dominated politics in the country's most populous state for two decades until 1998, died on Friday, aged 75. Rau, who had been ill for some time, died at home early on Friday, his office said. Rau, a member of the Social Democrats (SPD), was President between 1999 and 2004 during which time he sought to encourage Germany to take a more open approach to immigration. But he made his name between 1978 and 1998 as the powerful...

2005-10-10 06:44:40

By Noah Barkin and Markus Krah BERLIN (Reuters) - Conservative leader Angela Merkel will become Germany's first woman chancellor under a deal that sees Gerhard Schroeder step aside but gives his Social Democrats top posts in a new government, sources said on Monday. Three weeks after voters gave Merkel's conservatives an unexpectedly narrow win over Schroeder's SPD in a federal election, sources from both parties said an agreement had been struck that would set the stage for a...

2005-10-10 04:31:15

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Economy Minister Wolfgang Clement said on Monday he will be succeeded in his post by Christian Social Union (CSU) leader and former conservative chancellor candidate Edmund Stoiber. "My successor will be the head of the smallest party represented in the Bundestag (lower house)," Clement said, referring to Stoiber's CSU, the Bavarian sister party of Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU). Clement, who was speaking after a meeting of the Social Democrats...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.