Angela Merkel’s future in doubt as Germany’s coalition partners hold crisis talks

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KEY POINTS Andrea Nahles, the leader of Germany’s junior coalition partner, the Social Democrats (SPD), announced her resignation on Sunday. The surprise move has sparked concerns that Merkel’s government might collapse over the coming months. “Andrea Nahles has made a … Read More

Europe starts to fray at the seams

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No one can tell how this great battle for national identity and culture will end, though Jewish populations are likely to find themselves in the firing line from all sides. The European parliament elections last week have provided further graphic … Read More

Germany to soften ‘advertising’ ban on abortions

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BERLIN – Germany’s coalition government agreed in principle Tuesday to soften a Nazi-era law that bars medical doctors from advertising abortion services. Gynecologists, hospitals and public health services will now be allowed to share essential information about where and how women … Read More

MERKEL ON BRINK: Chancellor facing SECOND election beating in Hesse as AfD support soars

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ANGELA Merkel faces a second defeat in less than two weeks as polls show a massive drop in the support to the Chancellor’s party in the state of Hesse – while far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) looks set to be … Read More

German government under cyber attack, shores up defenses

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s government was marshalling its defenses on Thursday against a powerful cyber attack that lawmakers said had breached the foreign ministry’s computer network and whose origins officials admitted were still unclear. The head of a parliamentary oversight … Read More

GERMANY’S CRISIS: Now anti-migrant AfD become second largest party in shock poll

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GERMANY’S anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) has overtaken the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) for the first time in a national poll to become the second-strongest party, an Insa survey. Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s Christian Democrats (CDU) gained 2.5 percentage points to reach … Read More

Time for Germany to wake up from its political slumber

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Few people outside Germany are familiar with the caricature that many Germans hold of themselves in their minds. Far from the aggressive bully of 20th-century war propaganda, the perfectionist engineer of Madison Avenue car advertisements or the rule-following know-it-all of … Read More

Germany coalition talks: Merkel welcomes breakthrough

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Image AFP Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz stressed the need for social cohesion German politicians have achieved a breakthrough in talks aimed at forming a new coalition government. A blueprint for formal negotiations was agreed between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian … Read More

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