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German Social Democrats start "speed-dating" for aspiring leaders

Sep 04 2019

BERLIN No fewer than 17 leadership candidates for Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) faced hustings on Wednesday with members deciding who they want to drag the party out of the doldrums and decide whether to quit government.

German Social Democrats start "speed-dating" for aspiring leaders

Sep 04 2019

BERLIN, Sept 4 No fewer than 17 leadership candidates for Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) faced hustings on Wednesday with members deciding who they want to drag the party out of the doldrums and decide whether to quit government.

Merkel allies weather far-right surge in German regional elections

Sep 02 2019

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners held off a surge in far right support in two state elections in eastern Germany on Sunday, averting an immediate crisis for the ruling alliance. | Video

Far right to deal blow to shaky Merkel coalition in eastern votes

Aug 28 2019

BERLIN The far right is set to make strong gains in two regional elections in eastern German on Sunday, potentially upending 30 years of rule by the two main parties and hastening the break-up of Chancellor Angela Merkel's national coalition.

After Germany hints at compromise, France tells UK: no new Brexit deal

Aug 21 2019

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday challenged Britain to come up with alternatives to the Irish border backstop within 30 days, but French President Emmanuel Macron cautioned there would be no renegotiation of the Brexit deal. | Video

British PM Johnson urges Merkel to budge on Brexit

Aug 21 2019

BERLIN Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal.

Recession fears in focus as German investor morale nosedives

Aug 13 2019

BERLIN The mood among German investors plummeted in August to its most pessimistic since the peak of the euro zone debt crisis, a leading survey showed on Tuesday, heightening concerns that Europe's biggest economy is heading for recession.

Climate fears lift Greens' chances of running Germany

Jul 18 2019

BERLIN A former trampolinist and a children's author have led the Greens to a spectacular comeback in Germany, raising the once-unthinkable prospect of a Green chancellor succeeding Angela Merkel.

No easy options for Germany as SPD crisis shakes coalition

Jun 04 2019

BERLIN The abrupt resignation of the leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) after disastrous European and regional elections has thrown the future of the 'grand coalition' with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives into doubt.

No easy options for Germany as SPD crisis shakes coalition

Jun 04 2019

BERLIN The abrupt resignation of the leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) after disastrous European and regional elections has thrown the future of the 'grand coalition' with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives into doubt.

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