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Agreement reached on basis for negotiating new German govt coalition – lawmakers

Published time: 12 Jan, 2018 08:51 Edited time: 12 Jan, 2018 08:58 © Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters German parties have agreed upon a 28-page blueprint, forming possible basis for breaking stalemate in coalition talks, according to German lawmakers. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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Good match? Merkel & Social Democrats still at odds on major issues as coalition talks gets underway

Angela Merkel is apparently doing her best trying to hammer out a coalition deal with the Social Democrats to finally get a functioning government. However, it could prove to be a dead lift, as RT unpacks the stumbling blocks. On Sunday, Merkel’s conservative bloc consisting of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian ally, the (CSU), embarked on negotiations ...

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Merkel starts grand coalition talks as poll shows 52% want her off ballot in 'new election'

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel tries to secure a fourth term at the helm of a new grand coalition, a poll has shown a majority would rather vote again. The results also suggest Merkel should not be on the ballot. Three months after Germans went to the polls, they are still without a government. Their frustration is apparently growing, with ...

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Coalition blames ‘technical glitch’ as Houthi rebels claim downing of Saudi jet in Yemen

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 16:27 Edited time: 7 Jan, 2018 16:54 A Saudi jet has crashed in northern Yemen due to a “technical glitch,” the Riyadh-led coalition says. Houthi rebels, however, claim they downed the aircraft, a media outlet affiliated with the group says. A Saudi-led coalition plane went down in northern Yemen on Sunday.  The coalition has confirmed ...

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US-led coalition won't attack ISIS in govt-controlled areas of Syria – commander

Ignoring the Syrian forces’ vastly successful Russia-backed anti-terrorist campaign, a senior coalition commander has accused Damascus of being “unwilling or unable” to defeat ISIS. Still, the coalition won’t go after Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists that are still holed up in territory under the Syrian government’s control. “We will continue to deconflict with the Russians, but we have got ...

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Britain speaks out as Saudi-led coalition strangles aid route into Yemen

Britain might begin standing up to Saudi Arabia over the Yemen crisis. A top Tory minister signaled London could be losing patience with its major Middle East ally and will begin to lean on Riyadh. The Saudi Kingdom has imposed restrictions which are strangling aid routes into Yemen, in a move which could push the country into the “worst famine ...

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‘Don’t let Nazis govern’: 1,000s protest new coalition govt in Austria (PHOTOS)

Published time: 18 Dec, 2017 10:52 Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Vienna to protest the swearing-in of the new Austrian government. The rally targeted the anti-immigrant Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), which has joined the coalition government. Up to 6,000 people gathered in the Heldenplatz area near the official residences of the Austrian president and chancellor, Vienna police said ...

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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. Germany plunged into crisis after the country’s political forces failed to form a coalition following the September Bundestag election. ...

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Merkel coalition talks crash: What options left for Germany’s ‘eternal chancellor’?

Angela Merkel’s gift for substituting compromise for vision will not bail her out now that deep-seated rifts have appeared across the German political establishment, but at least for the moment, all solutions to the crisis go through the 12-year Chancellor. At her peak, Mutti (“Mum”) was hailed as a mother figure for the entire nation, prudently and calmly cutting across ...

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The end of Merkel? Open-door migrant policy sends coalition running for the exits

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing an unprecedented political crisis that could upend her image as the “new leader of the west” after the Free Democrats (FDP) abruptly pulled out of negotiations with Merkel’s conservative bloc and the Greens. Responses to the failed negotiations were immediate. The euro plunged to a 2-month low against the yen, and a planned meeting ...

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