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Stalemate on the Rhine and quagmire in Berlin

Things are really happening in Germany - politics and economy in upheaval, and no one can tell what's next.

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Germany, Afghanistan, Gaza

On the first such occasion in German history, President Horst Koehler, only a year into his second term, told a sudden press conference Monday that he was immediately resigning.

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Germany’s Left Party defies split predictions

At the second congress of Die Linke, The Left, on Saturday, 558 delegates disappointed media "experts" by sticking together and moving ahead.

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Greece and Angela Merkel

BERLIN (May 7) - Pity poor Angela! She's caughte between the rock of Greece and its economic woes, and the hard place of the May 9 elections in Germany's largest state.

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Germany: Left goes in, right goes out - or does it?

BERLIN -- The state of North Rhine-Westphalia in the valleys of the Rhine and Ruhr is far and away the most populous German state, with 18 million people.

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Bustle in the Bundestag

A stormy session in Germany's Parliament shows the growing unpopularity of the Afghanistan war, and the current German government.

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Dresden beats the Nazis

The Berlin anti-fascists waiting near the Spree River at 4:30 AM for the buses to Dresden were sleepy, cold and nervous.

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Oskar Lafontaine and the troubled German Left

BERLIN -- While German politicians stared at the calendar, wondering nervously what the May 9 elections will bring in the biggest state, North Rhine-Westphalia, with its 18 million people, media attention suddenly switched to a personal drama within the party called Die Linke (The Left).

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Left groups keep spirit of Rosa Luxemburg alive

BERLIN—Huge snow storms could not keep leftists from all over Germany and their guests from other countries away from the annual commemoration of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht.

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Can Germany's SPD lion add bite to its roar

The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), founded in the 19th Century, is the country's oldest party, and now its saddest one.

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