Breakthrough in Germany coalition talks

German politicians have achieved a breakthrough in talks aimed at forming a new coalition government. The advance paves the way for formal coalition talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and their former coalition partners, the Social Democrats (SPD). The talks focused on differences over tax and migration, German media say. The CDU and its Bavarian CSU ally have […]

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Pivotal talks begin on German coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will launch a new round of coalition talks on Sunday in a bid to end the country’s political stalemate. More than three months after its election, Germany is still without a new government. The five-day talks will include Ms Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), her allies the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the Social Democrats (SPD). Experts […]

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Obama Seeks a ‘Coalition of the Willing’ on Syria

President Barack Obama has said the American response to the Syrian regime’s apparent use of chemical weapons must involve the international community. “If the U.S. goes in and attacks another country without a U.N. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it,” Obama told CNN last week. “Do we have the […]

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