George W. Bush is back. This time he's selling a book but once again he's getting very mixed reviews.
As voting was taking place in the German general election Sunday, attention was already turning to what coalition will rule the country.
Analysts doubt that the new centrist party leaders can stop traditional SPD voters from drifting further to the left
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be joined in Crawford by her husband. Joachim Sauer prefers to avoid his wife's limelight, but he loves all things American
German officials Monday pressured Russia and Ukraine to agree on a new natural gas contract, but also said Germany has 2-1/2 months during which it can find other means to fill any gap caused by the dispute.
Germany's foreign minister told parliament Wednesday the government had no prior knowledge of the CIA detention of a Lebanese German and was still awaiting answers from Washington on the matter. And he voiced concern the CIA flights of terror suspects via Europe could damage transatlantic relations.
Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Wednesday that her government would "not be blackmailed" by kidnappers of a German woman archaeologist in Iraq.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to put Germany's economy back among the top three in Europe, sending out a signal of optimism for her government's agenda.
A German woman missing in Iraq is believed to have become the fifth Westerner abducted in recent days, Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced. Six Iranian pilgrims were also abducted by gunmen north of Baghdad, AP reported.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has accepted a job as consultant for Ringier, the Swiss publishing company, the firm said Thursday.
Germany's new Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday refused to take sides in the bitter dispute over the European Union budget and sidestepped questions over whether she backed Britain or France.
Angela Merkel has said on her first foreign trip as German chancellor that her new government will not join NATO's training of Iraqi military officers.
Angela Merkel has been officially elected Germany's first female chancellor, heading an unwieldy alliance of the right and left that now has the job of reviving Europe's biggest economy.
Angela Merkel was sworn in Tuesday as Germany's eighth post-World War II leader and its first female chancellor, taking an oath of office that commits her to "dedicate my strength to the welfare of the German people."
Seeking to put down a leftist rebellion among the ranks that could derail the country's next government, Germany's Social Democratic (SPD) leadership is seeking to install a moderate to replace its outgoing party leader.
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has said he will not take part in the next German coalition government, expected to be led by conservative Angela Merkel as chancellor.
The dollar shrugged off the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. automotive history to gain against the euro and the yen Monday.
Conservative leader Angela Merkel says she will become Germany's first woman chancellor under a deal with Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats.
It may seem like megalomania in its highest form. A chancellor who is a sore loser, refusing to call a spade a spade and admit defeat. Choosing instead to engage in a prolonged celebrity death match with conservative challenger Angela Merkel.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and conservative challenger Angela Merkel met face to face Thursday evening to negotiate who would lead a grand coalition government between their two camps.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has said if his Social Democratic Party wants him to, he will step down. However, party leaders appear to be in no rush to ditch him.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has said he is prepared for coalition talks with other parties without "any form of preconditions" in a search for a stable new government.
Conservative leader Angela Merkel has urged Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's party to enter talks to form a "grand coalition" under her leadership.
Germany's leading conservative party has fallen short of the majority of parliamentary seats needed to form a new government to replace Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder following elections Sunday.
With polls showing up to 25 percent of German voters still undecided, Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and challenger Angela Merkel were defying tradition and campaigning on the eve of Sunday's election.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and his main challenger, Angela Merkel, are making last-minute appeals to a divided electorate ahead of Sunday's elections.
"The candidate is a businessman. He is a real person, not a politician. He has practical experience of how the economy works. He creates jobs every day." These words were spoken with conviction by a young CDU campaigner trying to drum up support for her party's candidate in a beer-garden in Templin, Angela Merkel's hometown.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Friday said he supported a U.S. request for the release of international oil reserves in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Germany's conservatives have launched the main phase of their election campaign, confirming Angela Merkel as their candidate to unseat leftist Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in the September 18 poll.
Germany's highest court has ruled that early elections can go ahead as planned on September 18, rejecting complaints against the early vote from two lawmakers.
Should Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder narrowly lose Germany's general election on September 18, there is still the possibility that his SPD party could hang on to power -- by forming a "grand coalition" with their opponents the Christian Democrats (CDU).
Angela Merkel and Gerhard Schroeder both took their campaigns to eastern Germany last week. Merkel faced heckles and catcalls in Wittenberg while Schroeder received a lackluster reception in Dresden.
German-born Benedict XVI is making his first international trip as pope by returning to his native land and sailing the Rhine to preach to young people from the bow of a cruise ship.
Angela Merkel may be tipped to win the German elections this Autumn, but in an upcoming TV debate with Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, she is still seen to be the underdog.
Germany's president on Thursday approved a request by Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to hold a general election a year early, after agreeing that Schroeder's government no longer had enough support to govern.
German conservative parties have unveiled their platform for expected elections in September, calling for a sales tax increase to finance employment tax cuts, plus looser labor regulations to fight an unemployment rate over 11 percent.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder lost a confidence vote in parliament Friday, opening the door for possible new elections.
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will call a vote of confidence in the German parliament on Friday as part of his plan to hold early elections.
President Bush has tagged Germany's contribution to the Iraq reconstruction effort as "important" following a meeting with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in Washington.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has arrived in Washington for talks with the U.S. president, but his trip is being overshadowed by the possibility he could be replaced by a more pro-American leader later this year.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and French President Jacques Chirac appear headed for a showdown over the European Union budget amid uncertainty over the future of the 25-nation bloc.
In a step expected to pave the way toward early elections this autumn, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has announced he and President Horst Koehler had agreed on a July 1 confidence vote in parliament.
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw is expected to postpone a referendum on the new European Union, following a rejection by voters in France and the Netherlands.
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said a referendum on the European constitution has been postponed, following the document's rejection in France and the Netherlands.
In their first meeting since French and Dutch voters rejected the European Union's proposed constitution, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and French President Jacques Chirac have urged the continuation of the constitutional ratification process.
The leaders of France and Germany were set to hold crisis talks following the twin French and Dutch rejections of the proposed European Union constitution.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has vowed to keep on fighting for the proposed EU constitution.
In a sign of growing frustration over a voter backlash to a proposed European Union constitution, Luxembourg's prime minister has threatened to resign if his country rejects the charter in a referendum next month.
Voters in the Netherlands soundly rejected the proposed European Union constitution Wednesday, three days after France gave it a thumbs-down.
Angela Merkel, the leader of Germany's Christian Democrats, will challenge Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in an early election that could produce the country's first female head of state.
Several European countries said they would proceed with their own referendums on the EU constitution despite France's rejection, while Britain called for a period of "reflection" before deciding whether to press ahead with a vote.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder says he wants a personality-driven election campaign -- a U.S.-style charisma contest that might distract from the economic gloom threatening to unseat him.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder plans to hold a parliamentary confidence vote by the beginning of July, the chairman of his Social Democratic Party says, a move that would mean new elections must be held by September 18.
Paul Wolfowitz, Washington's nominee to head the World Bank, will be in Brussels Wednesday to meet with European Union officials, diplomats said.
European leaders say they will not oppose the nomination of Paul Wolfowitz as head of the World Bank, despite initial misgivings about his role in the Iraq war.
President Bush and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder joined together Wednesday to insist that Iran must not develop nuclear weapons.
The first major snowfall of winter hit Europe Wednesday, causing transport chaos as flights were grounded, traffic came to a standstill on main roads and train services were disrupted.
President Bush landed Wednesday in Slovakia for the final stop on his European tour, ahead of a summit Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Leopards it seems, can change their spots.
Struggling with double-digit unemployment, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's party has lost a northern state election to the conservative opposition but could stay in power there with the support of smaller parties, television projections showed.
The Senate Intelligence Committee is taking a "proactive" review of U.S. intelligence capabilities in Iran, as the Bush administration's rhetorical pressure on the Islamist regime has increased in recent days, a spokeswoman for the committee chair said.
The world's richest nations are likely to agree to freeze debt repayments for nations devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami, according to Britain's treasury chief.
The White House announced Tuesday that President Bush will travel to Belgium, Germany and the Slovak Republic in February for meetings with NATO allies and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of Germany is calling for closer trans-Atlantic ties and says there is a common interest in stabilizing Iraq, though his government has not altered its opposition to sending troops there.
Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair has offered congratulations to U.S. President George W. Bush on his re-election Wednesday, saying the United States and Europe must rebuild their alliance and urging renewed action towards settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Parties on the far right and left made gains in two state elections Sunday in Germany, with voters delivering a rebuke to Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats as he tries to rein in German welfare programs.
Germany's political mainstream was coming to terms Monday with gains by far-right and far-left parties in two state elections over the weekend.
French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder have visited their new ally in Spain, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, who declared the summit showed that "the old Europe is like new."
While networks scramble to coordinate camera positions, the National Cathedral is on virtual lockdown while security is beefed up for Ronald Reagan's state funeral where dozens of dignitaries will converge Friday.
Heads of the world's leading economic powers have began gathering in the U.S. state of Georgia for their annual G8 summit, where Iraq is dominating discussions.
When the "Ode to Joy" rang out in Dublin, Ireland to welcome 10 new nations to the European Union last month, there was an overwhelming sense of political and economic optimism.
Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was remembered as "a truly great American hero", for his warmth, for restoring America's greatness after the Vietnam War and for ending the Cold War in tributes that flowed from current and former leaders around the world.
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has defended his decision to participate in D-Day ceremonies in France despite criticism from German opposition politicians.
Hundreds of veterans are making a "symbolic crossing" of the English Channel on their way to the D-Day commemorations in France.
France has gone on red security alert for the visit of a host of world leaders at the weekend for the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
This week in "The Inside Edge," President Bush looks to the former "evil empire" for support.
German police say they have released a 52-year-old man detained for slapping Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in the face at a campaign rally.
Officials joined thousands of celebrants across Europe Saturday to mark the historic expansion of the European Union to embrace 10 mostly ex-communist nations.
French police have opened an investigation after a Paris newspaper published a letter from a Muslim group threatening the French people.
The leaders of France and Germany have pledged to step up the fight against terrorism and coordinate with other nations to protect citizens and institutions.
Treasury prices rose Friday despite a surprising upward revision in U.S. economic growth, helped in part by another subdued inflation reading.
Is there a true reversal of fortune in the works for the U.S. dollar, or is this week's move higher a temporary rebound?
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and U.S. President George W. Bush say their differences over the war in Iraq are in the past.
Treasury prices slipped Thursday after a report on durable goods orders looked soft on the surface but actually proved quite strong underneath, bolstering the outlook for business investment.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has promised to support Turkey's push to join the European Union once the country implements proposed reforms.
Leaders of the European Union's three biggest nations have called for a jobs drive and the appointment of an EU economic reform chief after a summit criticized by some EU partners.
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder says Germany, which opposed the war in Iraq, is committed to helping rebuild the war-torn country.
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