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A Referendum the German Government Could Only Lose

Let’s face it: For the governing coalition of Angela Merkel this was truly a bloody Sunday, for the nation it has been a historic first, and the winner, the Green party, is basking in its undisputed success.

China and Europe: The futile quest for a strategic partnership

By Hanns W. Maull

WASHINGTON -- Been there, done that. President Hu Jintao can be pleased with himself. His second and, presumably, last official visit to Washington went smoothly (no "Republic of China" national anthem played by the Americans on the White House lawn this time!). And his trip can plausibly be presented as moderately successful.