Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-left challenger in next year's German elections Peer Steinbrueck from the Social Democrats says at a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct.

 

              Chancellor Angela Merkel
Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-left challenger in next year's German elections Peer Steinbrueck from the Social Democrats says at a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, he earned some euro 1.25 million (US dollar 1.6 million) over three years giving lectures _ and says he's detailing his earnings as an example to rivals who questioned his credibility. (AP Photo/dapd, Oliver Lang)