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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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Facebook Says Russian Accounts Bought $100,000 in Ads During the 2016 Election

Nearly 500 accounts that likely originated in Russia purchased $100,000 in Facebookads during the 2016 election, the social network said Wednesday.

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Twitter refuses to mute world leaders like Donald Trump

Twitter has said it will not block world leaders or remove their “controversial tweets” amid calls to remove US President Donald Trump from the social media platform.

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German Parliamentary President Wolfgang Schäuble opposes ‘United States of Europe’

German Parliamentary President Wolfgang Schäuble voiced his opposition to recent calls by Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz for the creation of a United States of Europe in the next few years.

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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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Putin Reading Zeitgeist On Middle East Tour

Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy said people do not become leaders due to fate or their characteristics, but due to the social circumstances at that time — zeitgeist (spirit of the time). Nowadays, Russian President Vladimir Putin is reading the zeitgeist in the Middle East. He visited three critical countries on Monday, having breakfast with his Syrian counterpart, lunch with his Egyptian counterpart and dinner with his Turkish counterpart.

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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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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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Some 126 million Americans exposed to Russian disinformation on Facebook around 2016 vote

As many as 126 million Americans were exposed to Russia-backed content uploaded to Facebook around the 2016 US presidential election, the social network revealed on Tuesday.

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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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Facebook to give Russia-linked ads to U.S. Congress on Monday

Facebook Inc (FB.O) said it plans on Monday to turn over to the U.S. Congress copies of some 3,000 ads that the social network says were bought on Facebook likely by people in Russia in the months before and after the 2016 U.S

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The Eurozone’s political integration is now less likely

Sunday’s German elections saw the worst result for the Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) since 1949.

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Kyrgyz president vows to punish anyone trying to thwart ally’s election succession

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev on August 30 warned opposition members and critics that he will punish anyone who causes “disturbances” in trying to prevent the Social Democratic Party candidate, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, from winning the upcoming presidential election on October 15.

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German SPD tries to tie Merkel to Trump on military spending

Railing against an unpopular U.S. president has worked for Germany’s Social Democrats in an election campaign before. Now they’re trying the same tactic again.

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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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Germany’s SPD moves ahead of Merkel’s party in poll

Germany’s center-left Social Democrats (SPD) have moved ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) in an opinion poll by the Emnid institute for the first time since 2006, Bild am Sonntag newspaper said.

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