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German president quits over military remarks (AP)

German President Horst Koehler announces his resignation following criticism about remarks he made on German military deployments abroad at Bellevue Palce in Berlin, on Monday, May 31, 2010. In a surprise announcement, German President Horst Koehler resigned Monday after being criticized for remarks in which he appeared to link military deployments abroad with the country's economic interests. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)AP – German President Horst Koehler resigned Monday in a surprise move after being criticized for reportedly linking military deployments abroad with the country’s economic interests — creating a new headache for Chancellor Angela Merkel.