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U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in Germany


GERMANY (WKOW) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is in Germany Tuesday morning. Geithner is joining other world leaders to talk about improving the global economy, as well as, how to deal with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The leaders will focus on ways to put financial pressure on Gadhafi.  

Geithner is slated to meet Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle in Berlin on Tuesday after talks with European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet and Bundesbank President Axel Weber in Frankfurt.

President Barack Obama has called Gadhafi's use of force against a three-week uprising "unacceptable." Already, the U.S., Germany and other nations have frozen the assets of Gadhafi and his family, and the EU has also issued travel bans and an asset freeze against senior Libyan officials.

Geithner will also discuss efforts to reform the international financial system.

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