Guttenberg: Afghan democracy impossible

Guttenberg: Afghan democracy impossible

Germany's beleaguered defence minister, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, has said the West should abandon hopes of creating a democracy in Afghanistan.

Report says Bundeswehr lied during Kunduz strike

Report says Bundeswehr lied during Kunduz strike

Let’s talk to the Taliban, says Guttenberg

Let’s talk to the Taliban, says Guttenberg

Doubts emerge about army chief’s sackings

Doubts emerge about army chief’s sackings

Guttenberg on surprise trip to Afghanistan

Guttenberg on surprise trip to Afghanistan

Pressure mounts on Guttenberg over air strike

Pressure mounts on Guttenberg over air strike

Bundeswehr sends off Schneiderhan amid Afghanistan scandal

Bundeswehr sends off Schneiderhan amid Afghanistan scandal

Bundeswehr chief of staff resigns over air strike

Bundeswehr chief of staff resigns over air strike

Guttenberg’s chopper attacked in Afghanistan

Guttenberg’s chopper attacked in Afghanistan

Germany sends 120 fresh troops to Afghanistan

Germany sends 120 fresh troops to Afghanistan

Guttenberg says he’s ready for comeback

Guttenberg says he’s ready for comeback

‘Baron Cut-and-Paste’ may return to politics

‘Baron Cut-and-Paste’ may return to politics

‘Baron Cut-and-Paste’ dismisses new plagiarism claims

‘Baron Cut-and-Paste’ dismisses new plagiarism claims

Guttenberg attacks former colleagues

Guttenberg attacks former colleagues

Guttenberg moving to the US to write book

Guttenberg moving to the US to write book

Guttenberg’s father likens plagiarism scandal to ‘tsunami’

Guttenberg’s father likens plagiarism scandal to ‘tsunami’

Coalition backs Guttenberg over Kunduz

Coalition backs Guttenberg over Kunduz

Site exposing Guttenberg plagiarism wins award

Site exposing Guttenberg plagiarism wins award

Trust in politicians plummets to new low

Trust in politicians plummets to new low

FDP’s Koch-Mehrin stripped of her doctorate

FDP’s Koch-Mehrin stripped of her doctorate

University plagiarism report slams Guttenberg

University plagiarism report slams Guttenberg

Koch-Mehrin plagiarism charges thicken

Koch-Mehrin plagiarism charges thicken

Guttenberg escapes Bundestag probe

Guttenberg escapes Bundestag probe

‘Explain plagiarism,’ Merkel asks Guttenberg

‘Explain plagiarism,’ Merkel asks Guttenberg

University: Guttenberg intentionally plagiarized

University: Guttenberg intentionally plagiarized

Investigators clear Gorch Fock commander of allegations

Investigators clear Gorch Fock commander of allegations

Guttenberg apologises to Bundestag researchers

Guttenberg apologises to Bundestag researchers

Guttenberg requests Deep Purple send-off

Guttenberg requests Deep Purple send-off

The rime of the ancient minister

The rime of the ancient minister

Pro-Guttenberg rally gathers in Bavaria

Pro-Guttenberg rally gathers in Bavaria

New defence minister to review army reform

New defence minister to review army reform

Talk begins about a Guttenberg comeback

Talk begins about a Guttenberg comeback

Military faces looming soldier shortage

Military faces looming soldier shortage

Schavan ’embarrassed’ by Guttenberg

Schavan ’embarrassed’ by Guttenberg

Academics attack Guttenberg over plagiarized thesis

Academics attack Guttenberg over plagiarized thesis

Guttenberg more popular despite plagiarism flap

Guttenberg more popular despite plagiarism flap

Guttenberg ‘used Dr. title before earning it’

Guttenberg ‘used Dr. title before earning it’

Guttenberg gives up Dr. title for good

Guttenberg gives up Dr. title for good

Website finds huge parts of Guttenberg’s thesis plagiarized

Website finds huge parts of Guttenberg’s thesis plagiarized

Guttenberg gets carnival medal for ‘courage of his contradictions’

Guttenberg gets carnival medal for ‘courage of his contradictions’

Guttenberg accused of using parliamentary researcher for thesis

Guttenberg accused of using parliamentary researcher for thesis

Guttenberg drops Dr. title

Guttenberg drops Dr. title

The education of Dr. Googleberg

The education of Dr. Googleberg

‘Germans are fixated on earning titles’

‘Germans are fixated on earning titles’

Guttenberg on surprise trip to Afghanistan

Guttenberg on surprise trip to Afghanistan

Guttenberg accused of plagiarizing PhD thesis

Guttenberg accused of plagiarizing PhD thesis

Guttenberg to fly in Eurofighter jet

Guttenberg to fly in Eurofighter jet

Gorch Fock crew drank heavily, report says

Gorch Fock crew drank heavily, report says

Guttenberg slams ‘clueless’ critics

Guttenberg slams ‘clueless’ critics

Guttenberg orders full review of armed forces

Guttenberg orders full review of armed forces

Gorch Fock captain relieved of duty

Gorch Fock captain relieved of duty

Guttenberg denies cover-up allegations

Guttenberg denies cover-up allegations

Soldier may have killed comrade in prank

Soldier may have killed comrade in prank

Guttenberg demands Ronald Reagan memorial in Berlin

Guttenberg demands Ronald Reagan memorial in Berlin

The royal Guttenbergs

The royal Guttenbergs

Bundeswehr to attract volunteer troops with better pay, bonuses

Bundeswehr to attract volunteer troops with better pay, bonuses

Stephanie zu Guttenberg joins husband on Afghanistan visit

Stephanie zu Guttenberg joins husband on Afghanistan visit

‘This is more damaging to Wikileaks’

‘This is more damaging to Wikileaks’

Guttenberg slammed for Afghanistan trip

Guttenberg slammed for Afghanistan trip

Seehofer consolidates grip on Bavaria’s CSU

Seehofer consolidates grip on Bavaria’s CSU

‘Ineffectual’ military set for radical overhaul

‘Ineffectual’ military set for radical overhaul

Military conscription to be suspended in July

Military conscription to be suspended in July

Germany to withdraw ISAF Tornados

Germany to withdraw ISAF Tornados

‘Ditch Bonn,’ agency tells Defence Ministry

‘Ditch Bonn,’ agency tells Defence Ministry

Conservatives suggest mandatory public service for young adults

Conservatives suggest mandatory public service for young adults

Military reforms could alienate soldiers, Bundeswehr commissioner warns

Military reforms could alienate soldiers, Bundeswehr commissioner warns

Guttenberg to slash military, end draft

Guttenberg to slash military, end draft

Guttenberg wants military reform by 2011

Guttenberg wants military reform by 2011

Defence Ministry plans troop reduction to 165,000 volunteers

Defence Ministry plans troop reduction to 165,000 volunteers

Majority of Germans want to end conscription

Majority of Germans want to end conscription

Guttenberg denies Afghanistan cover-ups

Guttenberg denies Afghanistan cover-ups

Westerwelle urges quick end to conscription

Westerwelle urges quick end to conscription

Guttenberg under fire for putting troops at risk

Guttenberg under fire for putting troops at risk

Tough summer ahead in Afghanistan, minister warns

Tough summer ahead in Afghanistan, minister warns

Armed forces personnel could be cut by 100,000

Armed forces personnel could be cut by 100,000

Military plans exclude conscripts

Military plans exclude conscripts

Guttenberg blasted by predecessor Jung

Guttenberg blasted by predecessor Jung

Military cuts unavoidable, says Guttenberg

Military cuts unavoidable, says Guttenberg

Greens moot scaling down German military

Greens moot scaling down German military

Coalition agrees on future of compulsory community service

Coalition agrees on future of compulsory community service

Bundeswehr to boost air power with US attack helicopters

Bundeswehr to boost air power with US attack helicopters

Politicians honour fallen Bundeswehr soldiers

Politicians honour fallen Bundeswehr soldiers

Senior conservative calls for end to Kunduz inquiry

Senior conservative calls for end to Kunduz inquiry

Guttenberg rushes to re-equip Bundeswehr

Guttenberg rushes to re-equip Bundeswehr

Guttenberg boosts firepower in Afghanistan

Guttenberg boosts firepower in Afghanistan

Guttenberg moots overhaul of military

Guttenberg moots overhaul of military

Shorter Bundeswehr conscription to cost Defence Ministry millions

Shorter Bundeswehr conscription to cost Defence Ministry millions

Ex-military officials raise pressure on Guttenberg

Ex-military officials raise pressure on Guttenberg

Guttenberg under fire for handling of Kunduz air strike affair

Guttenberg under fire for handling of Kunduz air strike affair

Guttenberg kick-starts shorter conscription periods

Guttenberg kick-starts shorter conscription periods

Klein tells inquiry he ordered Kunduz air strike in a rush

Klein tells inquiry he ordered Kunduz air strike in a rush

Guttenberg calls for NATO reform, blasts Iran

Guttenberg calls for NATO reform, blasts Iran

Ministers bicker over Davos breakfast

Ministers bicker over Davos breakfast

Parliamentary probe into Kunduz affair begins

Parliamentary probe into Kunduz affair begins

Guttenberg invites Käßmann to Afghanistan

Guttenberg invites Käßmann to Afghanistan

Ministries outsourced laws 60 times since 2000

Ministries outsourced laws 60 times since 2000

New state programme to aid struggling companies

New state programme to aid struggling companies

Economy Ministry under fire for outsourcing bank law

Economy Ministry under fire for outsourcing bank law

Printer refuses to deliver new Quelle catalogues

Printer refuses to deliver new Quelle catalogues

Berlin dismisses Opel liquidation talk

Berlin dismisses Opel liquidation talk

Guttenberg says Opel better off bankrupt

Guttenberg says Opel better off bankrupt

State help for Arcandor in doubt

State help for Arcandor in doubt

CSU pushes for more tax reductions to spur growth

CSU pushes for more tax reductions to spur growth

GM tells Guttenberg Opel split up to US

GM tells Guttenberg Opel split up to US

Wikipedia prankster dupes German media

Wikipedia prankster dupes German media

The Local’s top five politics stories of 2011

The Local’s top five politics stories of 2011

University: Guttenberg wilfully plagiarised

University: Guttenberg wilfully plagiarised

Merkel ‘Berlusconizing’ politics, philosopher claims

Merkel ‘Berlusconizing’ politics, philosopher claims

Guttenberg affair hits Merkel’s conservatives

Guttenberg affair hits Merkel’s conservatives

De Maizière to become defence minister

De Maizière to become defence minister

Guttenberg: From political rock star to ‘Baron Cut-And-Paste’

Guttenberg: From political rock star to ‘Baron Cut-And-Paste’

Guttenberg and the price of decency

Guttenberg and the price of decency

Guttenberg resigns

Guttenberg resigns

Merkel under fire in Guttenberg affair

Merkel under fire in Guttenberg affair

Guttenberg risks ‘Obama effect,’ expert says

Guttenberg risks ‘Obama effect,’ expert says

Rising star Guttenberg outshines Merkel

Rising star Guttenberg outshines Merkel

Guttenberg ‘the future’ say young conservatives

Guttenberg ‘the future’ say young conservatives

Embattled coalition faces calls for fresh elections

Embattled coalition faces calls for fresh elections

Guttenberg considers resignation

Guttenberg considers resignation

Mutti Merkel fed up with coalition bickering

Mutti Merkel fed up with coalition bickering

Merkel to defend Afghanistan mission

Merkel to defend Afghanistan mission

Merkel stays cool despite odyssey home

Merkel stays cool despite odyssey home

Merkel mourns fallen Bundeswehr soldiers

Merkel mourns fallen Bundeswehr soldiers

Von der Leyen tops poll for favourite politician

Von der Leyen tops poll for favourite politician

Holbrooke pressures Berlin on Afghanistan

Holbrooke pressures Berlin on Afghanistan

Guttenberg refuses to resign over air strike

Guttenberg refuses to resign over air strike

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The main players in Merkel’s new cabinet

Jockeying for Finance Ministry heats up

Jockeying for Finance Ministry heats up