German Chancellor Angela Merkel became 'godmother' to a new-born calf during a visit to a dairy farm in the northern German village of Nienborstel in Schleswig-Holstein on Thursday. Merkel visited the farm to fulfill a promise she had made last September to its owner, Ursula Trede. The farmer had invited Merkel to her farm during a televised programme last September, so that the chancellor... Еще could see the market threats faced by farmers. During the visit, Merkel inspected the facilities, examined a milking robot and visited the fields, and met her new 'godchild', who she named 'Whirlwind'. Merkel is travelling away from Berlin for a week to carry out various personal pledges she made during last year's election campaign.