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German coalition deal in doubt over party backlash

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) faced another barrage of criticism last night from within their own parties over a controversial coalition deal that must still be approved by disgruntled SPD rank-and-file members.

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‘Painful’ deal on coalition was correct one – Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back yesterday against critics within her Christian Democratic Union party of the governing coalition deal reached with Germany’s main centre-left party.

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Merkel defends EU-Turkey refugee agreement

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday defended the EU-Turkey refugee agreement and called for more efforts regarding the resettlement of refugees.

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Macron’s Europe reforms in focus in German coalition talks – Gabriel

French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed European reforms will play a big role in talks between German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives to form a government with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), a top SPD member said.

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Merkel to brief German president on coalition talks failure

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will soon have a conversation with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier regarding the failure of the coalition talks, after which it will be clear what steps should be taken next.

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Matchmaker Merkel seeks awkward three-way embrace

German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened what promised to be marathon coalition talks on Friday, hoping to bring three opposing political camps into a stable government despite signs there would be less money to paper over differences.

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Merkel settles migrant row with allies to pursue coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) reached a deal on migrant policy with her conservative Bavarian allies on Sunday, removing a major obstacle to pursuing talks on a coalition with other parties.

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Merkel suggests Iran-style nuclear talks to end North Korea crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a newspaper she would be prepared to become involved in a diplomatic initiative to end the North Korean nuclear and missiles programme, and suggested the Iran nuclear talks could be a model.

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Merkel wants EU to consider halting Turkish accession talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Tuesday that Turkey was drifting away from the rule of law fast and vowed to push her EU partners to consider suspending or ending its accession talks at an October meeting.

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Angela Merkel distances herself from Schröder’s Russia ties

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on August 21, 2017, criticized her predecessor Gerhard Schröder for accepting a lucrative high-level position at Russian oil company Rosneft.

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Putin, Macron, Merkel Hold Working Breakfast, Discuss Ukraine on G20’s Sidelines

A working breakfast with Russian President Vladimir Putin, his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has started in Atlantic Hotel in Hamburg on the sidelines of the G20 summit, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

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Merkel challenger Schulz to outline German election strategy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief challenger in September elections, Martin Schulz, faces a party congress on Sunday where he will be pressed for a strategy to reverse his plunging popularity.

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Brexit talks will begin in ‘next couple of weeks’, Theresa May and Angela Merkel agree

Brexit talks will begin as planned in the “next couple of weeks,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Theresa May have agreed.

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Merkel’s CDU, pro-business liberals gain ground in poll

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives widened the lead over their Social Democrat rivals, according to a poll published on Tuesday, which showed her party and the pro-business Free Democrats winning enough seats to govern together.

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Merkel says she does not intend to trade provocations with Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out trading provocations with Turkey on March 16 after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sharply criticized bans on planned rallies by Turkish ministers in Germany and the Netherlands.

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On NATO spending target, commitments have to be met – Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Germany needed to fulfill its commitment to boost defense spending to meet NATO’s target of 2 percent of gross domestic product.

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