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September 25, 2017 2:03 PM German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to win back the voters who deserted her party for right-wing nationalist AfD. Mrs Merkel is now set for a fourth term in office, and said she would still talk to the Social Democrats. They have ruled out another coalition with Mrs Merkel, meaning she may turn to the liberals and Greens. After winning 4

September 25, 2017 1:12 AM Germany's Angela Merkel hangs on to power but bleeds support to surging far-right

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday (Sept 24) but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a government after her conservatives haemorrhaged support in the face of a surge by the far-right. The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) stunned the establishment by winning 13.1 per cent of the vote, projected 4

September 22, 2017 9:00 PM May calls for 2-year transition after Brexit

But British PM's concessions to EU may still not be enough to move stalled negotiations FLORENCE • British Prime Minister Theresa May called yesterday for Britain to stay in the European Union's single market during a roughly two-year transition out of the EU, while offering concessions on a divorce deal as she appealed for a revival of Brexit negotiations 3

September 22, 2017 2:44 PM Britain's May calls for post-Brexit transition in single market

FLORENCE: Prime Minister Theresa May called on Friday (Sep 22) for Britain to stay in the European Union's single market during a roughly two-year transition out of the EU while offering concessions on a divorce deal as she appealed for a revival of Brexit negotiations. In a speech in a 14th century church in Florence, May spent much of the speech drawing 3

September 22, 2017 12:35 PM May seeks Florentine renaissance for deadlocked Brexit talks

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to rescue stalled Brexit talks on Friday and set out a vision for future ties in a speech in the Italian city of Florence she hopes will convince the European Union she is ready to cut a fair divorce deal. Europe’s capitals and boardrooms will be watching to see if May can offer 3

September 20, 2017 5:01 PM At Least 12 People Arrested in Spain Amid Catalan Independence Demonstrations

(MADRID) — Spanish police arrested at least 12 people Wednesday in raids on Catalan government offices, news reports said, as national authorities intensified a crackdown on the region's preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal. It was the first time Spanish authorities have detained Catalan officials since the campaign to hold a vote on Catalonia's 4

September 20, 2017 12:39 PM The German Elections Can be Crucial for Europe’s Future

Unlike the general elections in Spain, Austria, the Netherlands and, most recently, France, the lead-up to the German general election has been a more silent affair, which is perhaps surprising when considering the ramifications of a Populist Party victory in the Deutschland and the likely impact on the German economy and geopolitical stability within 2

September 20, 2017 6:00 AM Merkel heading for fourth term in splintered German vote: poll

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on track to win a fourth term in Sunday's national election despite a dip in support that narrows her conservatives' lead over their Social Democrat (SPD) rivals, a poll showed on Tuesday. The weekly survey, conducted by Forsa for RTL television and Stern magazine, showed support for Merkel's CDU/CSU bloc - known 6

September 20, 2017 5:52 AM Schäuble will be elected on Sunday but will he be finance minister?

Price paid by Merkel for coalition may see the flinty politician sidelined in favour of FDP candidate When German voters go to the polls on Sunday, one result is certain: Wolfgang Schäuble will be returned to the Bundestag, where he has been a member since 1972, for a record 13th term. Less certain is whether he continues as federal finance minister 10

September 17, 2017 1:02 PM Far-right party likened to Nazis to shake up German parliament

FRANKFURT AN DER ODER, Germany: The first far-right party set to enter Germany's parliament for more than a half a century says it will press for Chancellor Angela Merkel to be "severely punished" for opening the door to refugees and migrants. The Alternative for Germany (AfD), which has also called for Germany's immigration minister to be "disposed 1