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Chancellors of Germany

Germany approves global bailout package for Cyprus

The German parliament overwhelmingly backed the 10 billion euro international bailout for Cyprus. Photo: EPA

The German parliament yesterday approved an international bailout package for stricken euro-zone member Cyprus by a large majority. A final tally by the Bundestag lower house showed 486 deputies voted for the measure, with 103 against and 11 abstentions.

Friday, 19 April, 2013, 3:49am

Tight rein on who Merkel meets

German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel has been denied a visit to a liberal Guangzhou-based newspaper's newsroom and prevented from meeting a prominent human rights lawyer in Beijing.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

quote of the week

'The Germans and the French, once bitter enemies, now stand united as neighbours in a way that nourishes hope and confidence that elsewhere in the world, too, deep trenches can be bridged and overcome'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during the first-ever visit by a German leader to the Paris Armistice Day ceremony

Background

16 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

From a hurt child to an evil leader

When we were asked to choose one important person from the 20th century for a history project, our group chose the German leader Adolf Hitler.

Hitler is always represented as a bad person with a passion for revenge. Actually, it was his poor childhood that drove this longing in him.

4 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

White Flag Down

White Flag Down

by Joel Ross

Hodder & Stoughton, HK$128

31 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Mein Fuhrer: The Trully Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler (DVD)

In spite of being the first German-made film to ridicule Hitler, Mein Fuhrer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler fails to leave a deep impression on the audience.

11 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Games on the brink of war

Berlin, Germany, 1936

In 1936, Berlin was a city of power and confidence. Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party had gained a tight grip on German politics and Berlin was the centrepiece city of the new and flourishing Germany.

29 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

The daughter of dictatorship who buried her past and climbed so fast

Angela Merkel may be the most improbable candidate for chancellor that Germany has seen, but her victory in tomorrow's general election does not look nearly so unlikely.

17 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Election exposes Germany's east-west divide

Disillusioned voters are pinning hopes on new socialist party

Fifteen years after reunification, Germany has been plunged into a bitter election campaign exposing simmering resentments and a widening rift between the two halves of the country.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Why we must not forget Hitler

Adolf Hitler has now been dead slightly longer than he was alive, and he is about to stop being real. So long as the generation whose lives he terrorised is still with us, he remains a live issue, but the 60th anniversary of his death on Saturday was the last big one that was celebrated by those who survived his evil and knew his victims.

2 May 2005 - 12:00am

The Occupation

The Occupation

by Guy Walters

Headline $165

5 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Schroeder to feel the heat over reform this summer

A despondent public, angry left-wingers and disgruntled trade unionists are all threatening to undermine German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's efforts to reform the troubled economy this summer.

12 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

A HITLER PARALLEL WITH WAR ON IRAQ

The strong reaction to United States' plans for Iraq came as a surprise. I wonder to what extent, if at all, the track record of US foreign policy has been taken into account.

18 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Lamma villager flew Nazi flag from antenna and broadcast speeches of Adolf Hitler

A Nazi banner flying on a hilltop above Lamma Island has been removed after protests by residents and representatives of Hong Kong's Jewish and German communities.

30 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Adolf Hitler is not a role model

My thanks to Neil Western and 'Monitor' columnist Jake van der Kamp (South China Morning Post, September 25 and 26, respectively), for their in-depth analysis of our unique approach to truly effective presentations.

8 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

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