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Angela Merkel optimistic over German govt coalition talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she is optimistic she can form a new government as she embarked in new coalition talks.

Germany’s Angela Merkel resumes talks to end political stalemate

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives resume on Wednesday drawn-out talks with Germany's second biggest party aimed at ending months of post-election stalemate and forming a coalition government.

Far-right German MP slammed for anti-Muslim tweet

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) MP Beatrix von Storch said Cologne police were appeasing "barbaric, gang-raping, Muslim hordes" when they tweeted out a New Year's Day message in Arabic.

German MP faces probe for Twitter post against ‘Muslim hordes’

Police said they received several hundred complaints after a high-profile lawmaker of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party lashed out at “Muslim hordes of men” in a New Year’s tweet, prompting an investigation into possible hate speech.

German far-right meets to pick new leaders amid pro-refugee protests

The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) gathered Saturday to vote in new leadership after its triumphant turnout in September's general election, as hundreds staged street protests against the anti-migrant, anti-Islam party.

Germany’s Angela Merkel signals readiness for new election after coalition talks collapse

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer a new election than ruling with a minority after talks on forming a three-way coalition failed overnight.

Crunch time for Angela Merkel to build coalition or face new polls

German Chancellor Angela Merkel resumed complex coalition talks Saturday in a last-ditch effort to forge a government and avert a political crisis in Europe's biggest economy.

Forbes names Germany’s Angela Merkel as world’s most powerful woman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named the world’s most powerful woman for the seventh time in a row by Forbes magazine, the publication announced on Thursday.

31 year-old Sebastian Kurz set to become Austrian leader

Austria's political "whizz-kid" Sebastian Kurz was on course Sunday to become Europe's youngest leader, potentially in coalition with the far-right, after his conservative party looked to have triumphed in elections.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier meets Pope Francis for talks

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier held his first meeting with Pope Francis on Monday since taking over the largely ceremonial post, with migration and refugees on the agenda.

Angela Merkel ‘nears refugee deal’ with Bavarian allies in coalition talks

Two weeks after winning elections with a reduced majority, German Chancellor Angela Merkel neared a deal Sunday to unite her conservative camp on the flashpoint issue of refugee policy as she seeks to build a new coalition government, a party source said.

Refugee issue complicates Angela Merkel’s bid to form government

Two weeks after winning elections with a reduced majority, German Chancellor Angela Merkel took a first step Sunday toward forming a government by trying to unite her conservative camp which is bitterly divided over refugee policy.

Germany’s Angela Merkel confirms ready to govern with liberals and Greens

German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed Saturday she would start talks with liberals and Greens to try to form a new coalition government after last month's election.

Israeli President praises Merkel for ‘strong stand’ against far-right

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has commended German Chancellor Angela Merkel for opposing the Alternative for Germany (AfD) (far-right party) which has prompted concern within Germany’s Jewish community.

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UAE military ordered not to escalate Qatar crisis

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SERAP seeks justice, reparation for victims of herdsmen attacks

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Ex-President Obasanjo rejects Buhari’s re-election bid

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