Joachim Gauck - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Joachim Gauck Official: Germany eyes holding general election on Sept. 24 BERLIN (AP) — The German government is aiming to hold this year's general election on Sept. 24. A German official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the Cabinet will decide Wednesday to propose the date to President Joachim Gauck, who has to approve it. The date was first reported by German daily Ruhr Nachrichten, which said... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:23:00 GMT 2017-01-17T18:23:00Z Roman Herzog, Germany's president in the 1990s, dies at 82 BERLIN (AP) — Roman Herzog, who as president pressed Germany to embrace economic reform in the 1990s and also stressed the importance of remembering the Nazi Holocaust, has died. He was 82. Current President Joachim Gauck announced Herzog's death on Tuesday, without giving details. In a message to Herzog's widow, he described the former head of state as "a distinctive person... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:17:00 GMT 2017-01-10T09:17:00Z