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On a similar note, a new US ambassador to Germany has been appointed. This is a Spiegel article about it.

Here's the lede:

The US Falters on Yet Another Ambassador Choice

By Georg Mascolo and Juergen Dahlkamp

Washington's choice for future US ambassador to Germany has all the makings of a political bombshell. For years, a company owned by the multimillionaire and newly-appointed diplomat William Timken, Jr. has been profiting from anticompetitive tariffs -- at the direct expense of German companies.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Aug 3rd, 2005 at 08:38:22 AM EST

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