Merkel to try to kickstart German coalition talks -media

By Andrea Shalal BERLIN, Oct 29 : – German Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to meet with possible coalition partners on Sunday to kickstart the process of forming a government after talks got off to a rocky start last week, media reported. Merkel, whose conservative alliance came first but lost seats in the Sept. 24 […]

Germany may not agree new coalition until next year – Merkel ally

By Andreas Rinke and Paul Carrel BERLIN, Oct 10 : Germany may need to wait until next year for a new government as the three blocs trying to form an alliance are so far apart they will need a deeply detailed coalition deal, a senior Bavarian ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Reuters. Alexander […]

Wounded But Still Standing – Angela Merkel’s Bittersweet Victory

Battered and wounded, Angela Merkel wins her fourth term as Chancellor, only to now rule over a bitter, divided and polarized Germany. By Kal K Korff German Chancellor Angela Merkel won her history tying record fourth consecutive term in office, which will be her last. She now goes down in history tied alongside Helmut Kohl […]

title=”Merkel, Macron pledge to lead EU forward post-Brexit” data-text=”Merkel, Macron pledge to lead EU forward post-Brexit” dir=”auto” class=”headline”>Merkel, Macron pledge to lead EU forward post- Brexit

By Philip Blenkinsop and Marine Pennetier TALLINN, Sept 29 : French President Emmanuel Macron won backing from Angela Merkel for plans to reform the European Union after Brexit, founded on what the German chancellor called “intense” cooperation between Paris and Berlin. But during an EU dinner in Estonia that lasted till midnight ahead of a […]

Chastened Merkel braces for coalition tussle after vote

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN, Sept 25 : Germany’s Angela Merkel turns to the complex task of sounding out partners in a potentially fragile coalition after securing a fourth term as chancellor in Sunday’s election even though her conservatives bled support to the far-right. Damaged by her handling of the 2015 migrant crisis, Merkel’s conservative bloc […]