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November 17, 1995 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Germany's main opposition party, the embattled Social Democrats, dumped leader Rudolf Scharping at its annual party congress on Thursday and elected in his place the independent-minded governor of the southwestern state of Saarland. Oskar Lafontaine, 52, is remembered foremost as the man who resoundingly lost Germany's 1990 federal election to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, a Christian Democrat.
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July 19, 2002 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Angered by yet another scandal in his Cabinet just two months before federal elections, Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sacked his defense minister Thursday after German media revealed that the official had accepted more than $72,000 in questionable payments from a public relations firm. It was one embarrassment too many for Schroeder involving Rudolf Scharping, who only escaped termination 10 months ago because the events of Sept.
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NEWS
October 16, 1994 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Continuity or change. The old, post-World War II generation or the new Sixties breed. Those are the options in the German federal election today, when voters must choose whether to return conservative Chancellor Helmut Kohl to office for a fourth term or replace him with the younger Social Democrat, Rudolf Scharping.
NEWS
September 11, 2001 | From Associated Press
Germany's defense minister stood firm Monday in a showdown with lawmakers over allegations that he used government planes to visit his girlfriend, insisting that he won't step down despite the flap that has embarrassed Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.
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September 11, 2001 | From Associated Press
Germany's defense minister stood firm Monday in a showdown with lawmakers over allegations that he used government planes to visit his girlfriend, insisting that he won't step down despite the flap that has embarrassed Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.
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June 15, 1993 | From Reuters
Leaders of Germany's main opposition party Monday named moderate Rudolf Scharping as the sole candidate to take the helm of the Social Democrats after he won an unprecedented vote by the rank and file. Scharping, the 45-year-old premier of Rhineland-Palatinate state, told television that the party chairman had a right to run as the challenger to Chancellor Helmut Kohl in elections next year. "I won't let anyone take that right away from me," he said.
NEWS
April 8, 1994 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It never hurts a German politician to have a picture taken with the President of the United States, but for Social Democratic Party leader Rudolf Scharping, a shot of his White House meeting with President Clinton next week could prove particularly helpful. Scharping, who is running hard for Chancellor Helmut Kohl's job, likes to draw "certain parallels" between himself and the former governor of Arkansas. Scharping is nearly the same age as Clinton and heads the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
NEWS
October 16, 1994 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Continuity or change. The old, post-World War II generation or the new '60s breed. Those are the options in the German federal election today, when voters must choose whether to return conservative Chancellor Helmut Kohl to office for a fourth term or replace him with the younger Social Democrat, Rudolf Scharping.
WORLD
July 19, 2002 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Angered by yet another scandal in his Cabinet just two months before federal elections, Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sacked his defense minister Thursday after German media revealed that the official had accepted more than $72,000 in questionable payments from a public relations firm. It was one embarrassment too many for Schroeder involving Rudolf Scharping, who only escaped termination 10 months ago because the events of Sept.
NEWS
September 3, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Getting back to work after vacation is hard for anyone, but German Defense Minister Rudolf Scharping has elevated that challenge to a personal Armageddon. As the German government resumes business today after its long summer break, Scharping is facing demands that he resign triggered by a high-profile frolic on the Mediterranean island of Majorca.
NEWS
September 3, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Getting back to work after vacation is hard for anyone, but German Defense Minister Rudolf Scharping has elevated that challenge to a personal Armageddon. As the German government resumes business today after its long summer break, Scharping is facing demands that he resign triggered by a high-profile frolic on the Mediterranean island of Majorca.
NEWS
November 17, 1995 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Germany's main opposition party, the embattled Social Democrats, dumped leader Rudolf Scharping at its annual party congress on Thursday and elected in his place the independent-minded governor of the southwestern state of Saarland. Oskar Lafontaine, 52, is remembered foremost as the man who resoundingly lost Germany's 1990 federal election to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, a Christian Democrat.
NEWS
October 16, 1994 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Continuity or change. The old, post-World War II generation or the new '60s breed. Those are the options in the German federal election today, when voters must choose whether to return conservative Chancellor Helmut Kohl to office for a fourth term or replace him with the younger Social Democrat, Rudolf Scharping.
NEWS
October 16, 1994 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Continuity or change. The old, post-World War II generation or the new Sixties breed. Those are the options in the German federal election today, when voters must choose whether to return conservative Chancellor Helmut Kohl to office for a fourth term or replace him with the younger Social Democrat, Rudolf Scharping.
NEWS
April 8, 1994 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It never hurts a German politician to have a picture taken with the President of the United States, but for Social Democratic Party leader Rudolf Scharping, a shot of his White House meeting with President Clinton next week could prove particularly helpful. Scharping, who is running hard for Chancellor Helmut Kohl's job, likes to draw "certain parallels" between himself and the former governor of Arkansas. Scharping is nearly the same age as Clinton and heads the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
NEWS
June 15, 1993 | From Reuters
Leaders of Germany's main opposition party Monday named moderate Rudolf Scharping as the sole candidate to take the helm of the Social Democrats after he won an unprecedented vote by the rank and file. Scharping, the 45-year-old premier of Rhineland-Palatinate state, told television that the party chairman had a right to run as the challenger to Chancellor Helmut Kohl in elections next year. "I won't let anyone take that right away from me," he said.
NEWS
December 23, 2001 | From Associated Press
German legislators on Saturday approved a six-month deployment of as many as 1,200 troops for an international force established to protect Afghanistan's new government. Opposition deputies joined most members of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's governing coalition to pass the measure. The international force approved Thursday by the U.N. Security Council will have 3,000 to 5,000 troops under British command.
NEWS
June 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
The German Cabinet decided Wednesday to allow women to serve in all branches of the military, including combat forces. The decision, which must be approved by Parliament, would allow women to volunteer in every field, said Brigitte Schulte, the state secretary in the Defense Ministry. Previously women were limited to the medical services or the music corps. "The decision is a surprising advance and takes into consideration the justified interests of women," Schulte said.
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