Chancellor's Woes Deepen Merkel Faces Rebellion Over Planned Tax Cuts

Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right coalition is already beset by internal disputes and controversy after just four weeks in office. Now she faces a rebellion by conservative state governors, who say the new government's plans for tax cuts worth 8.5 billion euros are irresponsible.
It's been a difficult few weeks for Chancellor Angela Merkel, shown here at a news conference last week.

It's been a difficult few weeks for Chancellor Angela Merkel, shown here at a news conference last week.

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cro -- with wire reports