German chancellor, centre-left in talks to break stalemate
Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Social Democrat leaders on Wednesday, in a new bid to end a political stalemate nearly three months after elections left Germany in limbo.
German far-right meets to pick new leaders amid pro-refugee protests
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) gathered Saturday to vote in new leadership after its triumphant turnout in September's general election, as hundreds staged street protests against the anti-migrant, anti-Islam party.
Merkel, Schulz open talks aiming to break government impasse
Chancellor Angela Merkel opened talks on Thursday with Social Democrat chief Martin Schulz hoping to end Germany's political stalemate, but the atmosphere has already been poisoned by disobedience within her ranks.
Merkel hopes to form government 'very soon'
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said she wanted to form a government "very soon", bolstering hopes that Germany's political impasse could be close to ending as she raised the prospect of a compromise with the Social Democrats.
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Merkel signals readiness for new election after coalition talks collapse
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer a new election than ruling with a minority after talks on forming a three-way coalition failed overnight.
Crunch time for Merkel to build coalition or face new polls
German Chancellor Angela Merkel resumed complex coalition talks Saturday in a last-ditch effort to forge a government and avert a political crisis in Europe's biggest economy.
Merkel in poll setback before tough coalition talks
Martin Schulz's Social Democrats (SPD) came out ahead with 37 to 37.5 percent of votes in the western state of Lower Saxony, home to scandal-tainted Volkswagen, according to estimates released by public broadcasters ARD and ZDF.
Macron urges Merkel to fight for EU revival
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday pleaded his case for ambitious European reforms, appealing to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to join forces with him and enter the debate.
Merkel 'nears refugee deal' with Bavarian allies in coalition talks
Two weeks after winning elections with a reduced majority, German Chancellor Angela Merkel neared a deal Sunday to unite her conservative camp on the flashpoint issue of refugee policy as she seeks to build a new coalition government, a party source said.