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Germany's Schaeuble set to stay center stage in euro crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two years ago, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was on the point of giving up his role as iron fist in the euro zone debt crisis, but the 70-year-old champion of closer European integration now seems likely to remain on Europe's center stage.Full story

German president says whistleblowers like Snowden merit respect

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's president, who helped expose the workings of East Germany's dreaded Stasi secret police, said whistleblowers like U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden deserved respect for defending freedom. Full story

Merkel takes long break, signaling German election is a snooze

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German election is just eight weeks away, a clear victory is far from certain - and Chancellor Angela Merkel is taking a long holiday. What's more, voters and strategists alike think it's about the best thing she could do. Full story

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  The politics of Berlin

The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman and The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson discuss President Obama’s speech in Germany, as well as his meeting with Angela Merkel in which he announced his push to reduce the nuclear arsenals of the U.S. and Russia.

  Obama wraps up overseas trip

President Barack Obama is headed back to the U.S. after a trip through Europe. NBC’s Kristen Welker and Shira Toeplitz, politics editor for Roll Call, join The Cycle for more.

  Wallace: Joke is on millions who thought Obama would be different

In 2008, then-Senator Obama visited Germany, meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel and speaking to the roughly 200,000 that gathered to hear him speak. Random House's Jon Meacham joins a conversation on what's changed for the president in Europe since 2008 and on JFK's Berlin speech in 1963.

  Obama echoes key words by JFK during Berlin speech

NBC’s Chuck Todd reports on the foreign policy speech that was somewhat eclipsed by German sensitivity to the NSA surveillance controversy.

  2008 vs. 2013: A tale of two Germanys

The Daily Rundown's Chuck Todd joins guest host Peter Alexander from Sligo, Ireland to talk about President Barack Obama’s upcoming trip to Berlin, Germany and the relationship between Germany and the U.S.

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