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Mission impossible? Merkel's coalition conundrum just got harder

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Merkel in poll setback before tough coalition talks

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Merkel: Germany may not agree on new coalition until next year

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Germany's Merkel agrees to 200,000 yearly limit on asylum-seekers

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Merkel agrees 'refugee cap' in concession to allies

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Merkel, Bavaria allies agree on migrant policy - sources

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Mission impossible? Merkel's coalition conundrum just got harder
BERLIN (Reuters) - She has earned a reputation as Europe’s chief crisis manager. Now Germany’s Angela Merkel must forge a government out of an awkward group of allies bent on nailing down a coalition deal so tight it risks limiting her room to act if crisis strikes again. The chancellor goes into talks this week about forming a government. But her task, already tough after she lost ground in a Sept   Read More ...
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Mission impossible? Merkel's coalition conundrum just got harder
BERLIN (Reuters) - She has earned a reputation as Europe's chief crisis manager. Now Germany's Angela Merkel must forge a government out of an awkward group of allies bent on nailing down a coalition deal so tight it risks limiting her room to act if crisis strikes again. The chancellor goes into talks this week about forming a government. But her task, already tough after she lost ground in a Sept   Read More ...
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Factbox - German coalition watch: Merkel says compromises inevitable
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office in the German national election on Sept. 24, but a fractured vote that brings the far-right into parliament means she must try to work out a three-way coalition untested at federal level. The new alliance would comprise Merkel's conservative bloc - her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) - along with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and environmentalist Greens   Read More ...
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Mission impossible? Merkel's coalition conundrum just got harder
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Brexit talks will remain deadlocked unless Theresa May stands up to Boris Johnson, says key Merkel ally
A key ally of Angela Merkel has warned the Brexit talks will remain deadlocked unless Theresa May is brave enough to stand up to Boris Johnson. Michael Fuchs, the vice chairman of the German Chancellor’s party, blamed the Foreign Secretary for the impasse – because he was preventing the Prime Minister from making a proper financial offer. “Theresa May has to come up with decent proposals,” Dr Fuchs said   Read More ...
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Merkel's CDU must relinquish finance ministry, FDP leader says
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's next finance minister should be politically independent from Chancellor Angela Merkel, the leader of the Free Democrats (FDP) said on Tuesday, rebuffing calls to keep the ministry in conservative hands. Merkel's conservatives are poised to begin tricky three-way coalition talks with the pro-business FDP and the environmentalist Greens following an election last month in which her party suffered a sharp drop in support   Read More ...
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Potential ally urges Merkel to give up finance ministry
BERLIN (AP) — A key potential ally in Germany's next government is insisting that Chancellor Angela Merkel's party shouldn't keep the finance ministry because that gives her too much power. Exploratory talks on a potential coalition of Merkel's conservatives, the pro-business Free Democrats and traditionally left-leaning Greens start this week. Merkel's current partners, the center-left Social Democrats, vowed to go into opposition after last month's election   Read More ...
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Potential ally urges Merkel to give up finance ministry
BERLIN (AP) — A key potential ally in Germany's next government is insisting that Chancellor Angela Merkel's party shouldn't keep the finance ministry because that gives her too much power. Exploratory talks on a potential coalition of Merkel's conservatives, the pro-business Free Democrats and traditionally left-leaning Greens start this week. Merkel's current partners, the center-left Social Democrats, vowed to go into opposition after last month's election   Read More ...
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Potential ally urges Merkel to give up finance ministry
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Merkel's CDU must relinquish finance ministry, FDP leader says
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Angela Merkel plays down state election defeat before crucial coalition talks
"I don't see the Lower Saxony election result as weakening us in this (coalition) task," Merkel said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday played down suggestions that a regional election defeat for her Christian Democrats (CDU) had made her job of forming a three-way national coalition harder. The Social Democrats (SPD) won Sunday's vote in the northern region of Lower Saxony with 36   Read More ...
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Merkel's conservatives lose state poll
Chancellor Angela Merkel has been dealt a fresh blow as her party loses a closely-watched state poll in northern Germany.The Social Democrats headed by Martin Schulz clinched 37-point-five percent of the state vote in Lower Saxony, edging past Merkel's CDU at 35 percent. The setback for Merkel comes as her conservative party heads into thorny coalition talks to form a national government with immigration emerging as a key policy issue. Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union scored its worst result since 1949 in September's national election. Watch Live: http://www.presstv.com/live.html. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/videosptv/Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV. LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV. Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV. Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel. Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/presstv.   Read More ...
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Merkel back at the polls before tough coalition talks
Berlin, Germany | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a regional vote test Sunday, after winning a fourth term with a disappointing showing that has forced her to embark on high-stakes coalition talks. Three weeks after German voters handed Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union its worst result in decades, the leader of Europe’s biggest economy is locked in another poll battle — this time in the region of Lower Saxony   Read More ...
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Merkel's CDU suffers blow in German state vote | DW English
Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has taken a drubbing in a key election. The vote in Germany's second-largest state, Lower Saxony, saw her CDU lose to the Social Democrats. The SPD is delighted about the outcome after a poor showing in the national election. Read m.   Read More ...
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Merkel sees long 1st round of talks on coalition
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel says she expects exploratory talks on a new German coalition, the first step toward forming a government for Europe's biggest economy, to take several weeks. Germany's Sept. 24 election left Merkel with very limited options to form a government. At present, the only realistic choice is a coalition of her conservatives, the pro-business Free Democrats and the traditionally left-leaning Greens   Read More ...
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The Latest: Merkel congratulates Kurz on Austria win
VIENNA — The Latest on Austria's election (all times local): German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she isn't "dramatically concerned" about differences on refugee policy after conservative leader Sebastian Kurz won neighboring Austria's election. Merkel said she congratulated Kurz on Sunday. On Monday, she credited Kurz's "energetic" modernization of his Austrian People's Party for his success but said the strength of the right-wing Freedom Party is a "big challenge" for its Austrian rivals   Read More ...
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Merkel: State defeat hasn't weakened us before coalition talks
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The Latest: Merkel congratulates Kurz on Austria win
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austria's election (all times local): German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she isn't "dramatically concerned" about differences on refugee policy after conservative leader Sebastian Kurz won neighboring Austria's election. Merkel said she congratulated Kurz on Sunday. On Monday, she credited Kurz's "energetic" modernization of his Austrian People's Party for his success but said the strength of the right-wing Freedom Party is a "big challenge" for its Austrian rivals   Read More ...
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The Latest: Merkel congratulates Kurz on Austria win
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State defeat has not weakened conservatives before coalition talks
BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday the poor showing of her Christian Democrats (CDU) in a regional poll on Sunday had not weakened her conservative bloc's position ahead of three-way federal coalition talks due to start later this week. "We Christian Democrats and conservatives are going into these exploratory talks knowing that we're the strongest force amongst those involved and that we want to negotiate fairly with everyone but I don't see the Lower Saxony election result as weakening us in this task," Merkel said during a news conference in Berlin   Read More ...
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Merkel: State defeat has not weakened conservatives before coalition talks
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State defeat has not weakened conservatives before coalition talks
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday the poor showing of her Christian Democrats (CDU) in a regional poll on Sunday had not weakened her conservative bloc's position ahead of three-way federal coalition talks due to start later this week. "We Christian Democrats and conservatives are going into these exploratory talks knowing that we're the strongest force amongst those involved and that we want to negotiate fairly with everyone but I don't see the Lower Saxony election result as weakening us in this task," Merkel said during a news conference in Berlin   Read More ...
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Merkel - Strong result for Austria's FPO 'big challenge' for other parties
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that the strong showing of Austria's anti-immigrant Freedom Party (FPO) in Sunday's election was a "big challenge" for other parties. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Merkel added that she was hoping for close cooperation with Austria's conservative election winner Sebastian Kurz at the European level. (Reporting by Michael   Read More ...
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Merkel: Strong result for Austria's FPO 'big challenge' for other parties
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that the strong showing of Austria’s anti-immigrant Freedom Party (FPO) in Sunday’s election was a “big challenge” for other parties. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Merkel added that she was hoping for close cooperation with Austria’s conservative election winner Sebastian Kurz at the European level. Reporting by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Michelle Martin   Read More ...
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Merkel's party loses election in German state of Lower Saxony
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech during a Lower Saxony's Christian Democratic Union's (CDU) regional election campaign rally in Stade, Germany, Oct 13, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) was beaten by the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in the state election of Lower Saxony on Sunday, complicating her efforts in government coalition talks. The SPD garnered 37   Read More ...
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Conservatives’ Loss in German State Election Is Blow to Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party lost in state elections Sunday, according to initial results, weakening her position ahead of this week’s coalition-building talks.   Read More ...
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Merkel in poll setback before tough coalition talks
BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives lost a closely-watched state poll Sunday, weakening her hand as she embarks on complex coalition talks following a disappointing showing at last month’s general election. Martin Schulz’s Social Democrats (SPD) took over 37 percent of votes in the western state of Lower Saxony, the home of Volkswagen, beating Merkel’s CDU at 33.4 to 34.3 percent, according to estimates released by public broadcasters ARD and ZDF   Read More ...
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Germany's Social Democrats beat Merkel's conservatives in state vote
Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) defeated Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday, a setback for the chancellor as she prepares for tricky coalition talks at the national level this week. The SPD, which has governed the swing state home to carmaker Volkswagen with the Greens for four years, won 37.3 percent, well up from 32   Read More ...
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Germany's Merkel suffers state vote setback as coalition talks loom
BERLIN/HANOVER (Reuters) - Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) defeated Angela Merkel’s conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday, a setback for the chancellor as she prepares for tricky coalition talks at the national level this week. The SPD, which has governed the swing state home to carmaker Volkswagen () with the Greens for four years, won 37   Read More ...
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Germany: Angela Merkel's party loses state election ahead of coalition talks to form national govt
Big blow to Angela Merkel Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) defeated Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday in a setback to the chancellor as she prepares for tricky three-way coalition talks at the national level this week. The SPD, which has governed the swing state home to carmaker Volkswagen with the Greens for four years, won 37   Read More ...
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Germany's Social Democrats beat Merkel's conservatives in state vote
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) beat Angela Merkel’s conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday in a setback to the chancellor as she prepares for tricky three-way coalition talks at the national level this week. The SPD, which has governed the swing state home to carmaker Volkswagen () with the Greens for four years, won 37   Read More ...
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Merkel in state vote setback as national coalition talks loom
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) defeated Angela Merkel’s conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday in a setback to the chancellor as she prepares for tricky three-way coalition talks at the national level this week. The SPD, which has governed the swing state home to carmaker Volkswagen () with the Greens for four years, won 37   Read More ...
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Merkel in state vote setback as national coalition talks loom
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Germany's Social Democrats beat Merkel's conservatives in state vote
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Merkel's party seeks to win fourth German state in a year
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is aiming to unseat the incumbent center-left governor in Lower Saxony for a fourth straight victory in state elections this year. Sunday's vote in the northern state was called after the ruling coalition between Social Democrats and Greens lost its one-seat majority in July. Merkel's Christian Democrats were slightly behind in recent polls, a fact attributed partly to local party leader Bernd Althusmann's low profile compared to that of governor Stephan Weil   Read More ...
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Merkel's party seeks to win fourth German state in a year
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is aiming to unseat the incumbent center-left governor in Lower Saxony for a fourth straight victory in state elections this year. Sunday's vote in the northern state was called after the ruling coalition between Social Democrats and Greens lost its one-seat majority in July. Merkel's Christian Democrats were slightly behind in recent polls, a fact attributed partly to local party leader Bernd Althusmann's low profile compared to that of governor Stephan Weil   Read More ...
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Merkel's party seeks to win fourth German state in a year
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Merkel back at the polls before tough coalition talks
BERLIN (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a regional vote test Sunday (Oct 15), after winning a fourth term with a disappointing showing that has forced her to embark on high-stakes coalition talks. Three weeks after German voters handed Merkel's Christian Democratic Union its worst result in decades, the leader of Europe's biggest economy is locked in another poll battle - this time in the region of Lower Saxony   Read More ...
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State vote unlikely to give Merkel boost in German coalition talks
BERLIN (Reuters) - 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. Voters disgruntled with Merkel's liberal migrant policy abandoned her party in droves in September's national election; having recorded the worst conservative result since 1949, she must now try to piece together an awkward alliance with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and environmentalist Greens   Read More ...
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State vote unlikely to give Merkel boost in German coalition talks
BERLIN (Reuters) - 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. Voters disgruntled with Merkel’s liberal migrant policy abandoned her party in droves in September’s national election; having recorded the worst conservative result since 1949, she must now try to piece together an awkward alliance with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and environmentalist Greens   Read More ...
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