Tag Archive | "popularity"

Angela Merkel’s popularity on the rise in Germany

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BERLIN – A poll shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s popularity at its highest since her second term began in 2009, despite new turbulence in her center-right coalition. The poll for Stern magazine released Wednesday, based on a 0-100 scale of confidence, put Merkel on 64 points. That was two points higher than in December and [...]

Football victim of its own popularity

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LIBREVILLE, Gabon – It has been reported that FIFA president Sepp Blatter says football has become a victim of its own popularity after a swathe of match-fixing scandals in the past year. Speaking after attending the Confederation of African Football’s general assembly on Friday, the head of world football suggests the problem is becoming an [...]

New Hampshire picks Romney

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CONCORD, New Hampshire – Mitt Romney took a big lead over his presidential rivals after easily winning the New Hampshire primary. The victory makes him the clear favorite to run against President Barack Obama in November. Romney won with a big margin, 39%, a 16-percentage point advantage over his closest challenger. The decisive victory follows [...]