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Germany returns Nazi art from Gurlitt trove to French family

22 Jan 2020

BERLIN Germany on Wednesday returned three art works to a descendant of a Jewish French collector who owned them until his death in 1941 in Nazi-occupied France.

Libya's Haftar committed to ceasefire, Germany says

16 Jan 2020

BERLIN A Libyan military commander waging an offensive to capture the capital Tripoli is committed to a ceasefire, Germany said on Thursday, in an apparent advance for efforts to end a near-decade of turmoil in the North African country.

Merkel's party blasts SPD before coalition talks

08 Dec 2019

BERLIN The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives sharply criticised attempts by the Social Democrats (SPD) to push their ruling coalition to the left, accusing her partners of thinking of themselves more than Germany.

Left-leaning youth leader inspires Germany's Social Democrats

08 Dec 2019

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) saved their loudest cheers at their conference this week for the 30-year old leader of the party's youth wing, as he called for more radical labour and social policies and for the SPD to believe in itself.

Merkel's party blasts SPD before coalition talks

08 Dec 2019

* Break-up could result in minority government or snap election

German Social Democrats give Merkel coalition a chance

06 Dec 2019

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted on Friday to give their coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel a chance of survival, setting out relatively modest demands as their price for staying in government with the conservatives.

Germany expels two Russians in dispute over killing of Georgian in Berlin

04 Dec 2019

BERLIN Germany said on Wednesday it had expelled two Russian embassy employees in protest over what it said was Moscow's lack of cooperation in an investigation into the murder of a Georgian man in Berlin.

German SPD's new leadership casts doubt over Merkel coalition

30 Nov 2019

BERLIN Sharp critics of the coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won a vote for the leadership of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) on Saturday, raising big questions over the future of the government.

UPDATE 1-Critics of Merkel coalition win German SPDR leadership vote

30 Nov 2019

BERLIN, Nov 30 Opponents of the coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel conservatives won a vote for the leadership of Germany's Social Democrats (SPDR) on Saturday, raising questions over the future of the government.

Germany's Social Democrats to pick new leader to decide fate of Merkel coalition

28 Nov 2019

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) on Saturday choose a new leader whose first task will be to decide whether to quit their ruling coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, possibly triggering a snap election.

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