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Merkel reaffirms German support for Israel after U.N. vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reassured Israel of her country's support on Saturday, two days after Berlin disappointed the Jewish state by abstaining in a U.N. vote on the Palestinians' status.


Merkel acknowledges Germans' frustration on Greece

Germany's chancellor says she understands the frustration felt by many Germans over the repeated bailout programs for Greece.


Merkel lauds crisis-hit Portugal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel praises Portugal's resolve in tackling its debt crisis, but faces angry anti-austerity protesters in Lisbon.


Michelle Rhee To Resign As D.C. Schools Chancellor

Michelle Rhee To Resign As D.C. Schools Chancellor

Ending her three-year tenure as D.C. Schools Chancellor, The Washington Post reports Michelle Rhee will announce her resignation on Wednesday.Rhee is expected to say that she will leave the post at the end of the month, a move that follows the defeat of incumbent Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, who appointed Rhee as chancellor.


Merkel 'retains power in Germany'

Chancellor Angela Merkel wins Germany's election, exit polls say, and may have enough votes to build a centre-right coalition.


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