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CDU and SPD to meet as preliminary coalition talks begin

Chancellor Merkel will return to the negotiating table on Sunday with leaders from the Social Democrats (SPD) and representatives of her Bavarian sister party,...

“Jamaica” coalition talks fail after deadlock on migration

Exploratory talks to form Germany’s next coalition government were terminated shortly before midnight on Sunday when the liberal pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked...

Elections 2017: “Jamaica” pre-coalition talks dragging on

After late September's not-so-flattering election victory by the Christian Democrats and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, the exploratory pre-coalition negotiations between...

Elections in Lower Saxony – SPD and CDU aim for rapid...

In the state of Lower Saxony, Social Democrats and Christian Democrats are ready to start coalition talks. After the liberal FDP and the Green...

At the crossroads: Why Germany needs Martin Schulz and the Ampel...

The countdown to election day is finally drawing to a close; on Sunday, the 25th, the long-winded and spectacularly unspectacular "Wahlkampf" will end. Some...

AfD party leader Petry under pressure

Frauke Petry is under pressure: This coming weekend, the head of the right-wing populist "Alternative for Germany" could lose the backing of her constituency...

“Germany is committing suicide”

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not be allowed to speak to his German fans during the G-20 summit. Erdogan, ever the uncompromising agitator, did...

Same-sex marriage legalised in Germany: is there a catch?

Confetti rained down on members of the Green Party in the Bundestag's (German parliament) last session before the summer recess. On Friday, the 28th...

Opinion: Merkel’s balancing act

With the re-election of Chancellor Merkel in the September federal elections growing increasingly likely, the German head of government will be facing unparalleled challenges...

EU promises tough line on U.S. and China while pushing for...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that Europe would react in kind if the United States...