Stolen Limo Sparks German Political Scandal

Germany's Health Minister Ulla Schmidt took a plane to a holiday spot in Spain. She also had her chauffeur drive her limousine 3,000 miles to meet her there. The car was later stolen. A health ministry spokeswoman says the limo was for official meetings — to discuss health care and pensions with Germans, who had retired to Spain.

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Germany's Health Minister Ulla Schmidt took a plane to a holiday spot in Spain. She also had her chauffeur drive her limousine 3,000 miles and meet her there. The car was later stolen. Now, the trips a political scandal. A spokeswoman for the Health Ministry says the limo was for official meetings to discuss health care and pensions with Germans, who have retired to Spain.

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