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Germany’s Wulff Left Message for Axel Springer CEO, Report Says

Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) -- German President Christian Wulff, who has been criticized in the country’s media over private loans, used the word “war” and threatened legal action in a message left for the head of the company that publishes Germany’s biggest-selling newspaper, Tagesspiegel reported.

Wulff left the voicemail for Mathias Doepfner, chief executive officer of Axel Springer AG, publisher of the Bild-Zeitung tabloid, Tagesspiegel reported, citing the company.

Germany’s president is in a dispute with Bild-Zeitung over a phone call he made to the paper’s editor last month.

To contact the reporter on this story: Cornelius Rahn in Frankfurt at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Kenneth Wong at

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