February 19, 2014

Merkel Cabinet Rife with Suspicion, Mistrust

Charles Hawley, Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

It is a disastrous start for Angela Merkel's new government: After details of a child pornography investigation were leaked, a cabinet member was forced to resign. Now, the chancellor's new cabinet is consumed by backbiting and mistrust.

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