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Germany’s Ilkay Gundogan’s car vandalised following Turkey’s Recep Erdogan meeting

Germany's Ilkay Gundogan had his car vandalised in the wake of him controversially posing for a picture with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German media reported on Saturday.

Germany’s Social Democrats back coalition with Angela Merkel

Members of Germany's Social Democrat Party (SPD) have voted in favour of entering a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in a postal ballot, according to a statement by the party.

South African court awards minerals right to Saharawi government

A High Court of South Africa yesterday confirmed that the owner of the cargo of phosphate rock aboard the detained vessel, NM Cherry Blossom, was the Saharawi Government, and not Morocco’s state-owned phosphate company.

Confidence grows for deal on new Angela Merkel government

Talks between the top German parties on forming a new government for Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth term spilled into overtime Monday but confidence appeared to be growing they would strike a deal.

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.

Germany’s Angela Merkel declares Europe top priority for new govt

Chancellor Angela Merkel will tell Germans that European cooperation is "the decisive question of the coming years" in a New Year's Eve broadcast Sunday, as her conservatives eye tricky coalition talks.

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.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in political dilemma

There are palpable fears in the political circle in Germany after talks to form a coalition government among four of the country’s seven parliamentary political parties collapsed shortly before midnight on Sunday.

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.

Germany celebrates first gay marriages

Two German men made history Sunday by saying “I do” and becoming the first same-sex couple to marry after decades of struggle, but campaigners say the battle for equal rights isn’t over.

Angela Merkel wins fourth term

Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the hard right AfD, the best showing for a nationalist force since World War II.

Merkel heads for German poll win, hard-right AfD for first seats

Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to cruise to victory in elections Sunday but also to face the breakthrough into parliament of hard-right populists for the first time in Germany's post-war history.

Germany votes in key national elections

Germany is going to the polls on Sunday for the country's federal elections, with long-serving Chancellor Angela Merkel looking all but certain to win a historic fourth term in office.

New Zealand election stalemate leaves maverick Peters as kingmaker

New Zealand's cliffhanger election ended in a stalemate Saturday, leaving maverick populist Winston Peters of the New Zealand First (NZF) party to decide whether conservative Prime Minister Bill English or his youthful challenger Jacinda Ardern forms government.

Turkey slams ‘arrogant’ German reaction to Erdogan poll call

Turkey on Saturday lashed out at "arrogant" German reaction to comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urging ethnic Turks in Germany to vote against both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition.

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Emmanuel Macron backs sanctions on EU states that refuse migrants

French President Emmanuel Macron came out Saturday in support of financial sanctions against EU countries which refuse to accept migrants.

Nasarawa offers 7 grazing reserves to federal government

The Nasarawa state government has offered the seven grazing reserves in the state to the federal government for its proposed ranching programme.
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APC confirms Comrade Oshiomhole national chairman

The All Progressives Congress has confirmed former Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole as its national chairman.