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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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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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Germany coalition: Merkel courts SPD as pivotal talks begin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will launch a new round of coalition talks on Sunday in a bid to end the country’s political stalemate.

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German conservatives eye 65,000 cap on migrants

Germany should cap the number of new immigrants to around 65,000 a year, the deputy leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives said, a position that could prove divisive in coalition talks with the Social Democrats (SPD).

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Merkel’s allies reject idea of ‘United States of Europe’ ahead of crucial coalition talks

Europe is not ready to become the ‘United States of Europe,’ trusted allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) have stated, rejecting a vision of Europe proposed by Martin Schulz of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), a former coalition partner.

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Merkel rescued by the opposition as SPD leader ends refusal to enter talks

Angela Merkel appeared to have staged one of the great political escapes yesterday after a rival party agreed to end the crisis in Germany by opening talks on forming a new government.

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Momentum grows for another grand coalition in Germany

Members of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) will likely approve a renewed coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives if party leaders present a convincing proposal, a member of the party’s executive leadership said on Saturday.

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Is the collapse of German coalition talks the end for Angela Merkel?

If Merkel goes, it’s hard to see anyone who could replace her.

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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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State vote unlikely to give Merkel boost in German coalition talks

The north German state of Lower Saxony holds an election on Sunday that looks likely to hand the Social Democrats (SPD) a narrow victory, and deprive Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives of a boost in looming national coalition talks.

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The rise of Germany’s far right leaves Merkel stuck with the ‘Jamaican’ option

In one sense, it was business as usual: Germany voted, the center held, stability won out and Chancellor Angela Merkel will stay in power, poised to extend her time at the helm of her nation to a staggering 16 years. But Merkel and her ruling Christian Democrats, or CDU, while victorious in the federal elections, were not the faction celebrating the most on Sunday.

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Merkel faces Cold War backlash

Angela Merkel is all but certain to win a fourth term in power in German elections today, unless the polls have got it spectacularly wrong.

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Here Are Just a Few of Russia’s Dirty Tricks Going Into Germany’s Elections

As the federal elections approach, many in Germany wonder what surprises Moscow is preparing for Mutti, or Mommy, as many of Germans call Chancellor Angela Merkel, whether with affection or with irony.

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Merkel Hints at Possible Measures Against Turkey Over German Nationals Detention

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed hope that tensions with Ankara would not continue growing, however, she also hinted at the possibility of new steps against Ankara.

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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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