Martin Schulz

Is a comeback in the cards for German Social Democrat Martin Schulz?

Some Social Democrats want their ex-leader to take another turn as a candidate — this time for the 2019 European elections. He has the Brussels …

Europe

First female leader for Germany’s Social Democrats

Germany’s Social Democrats have elected Andrea Nahles to be their first ever female leader. She won two thirds of the votes and defeated Simone Lange, the left-leaning mayor of the northern town of Flensburg.<p>The 154-year-old party which is a junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing …

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Key Takeaways From Trump, Abe Florida Summit – Bloomberg

Key Takeaways From Trump, Abe Florida Summit<p>Key Takeaways From Trump, Abe Florida Summit<p>Key Takeaways From Trump, Abe Florida …

Donald Trump

Fujitsu Research Institute Says BOJ Has Little Wriggle Room – Bloomberg

Fujitsu Research Institute Says BOJ Has Little Wriggle Room<p>Fujitsu Research Institute Says BOJ Has Little Wriggle Room<p>Fujitsu Research Institute Says …

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Merkel Is Pressed to Stand Up to Trump on Trade as Term Begins

© Bloomberg. Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, left, and Martin Schulz, leader of the …

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Germany's Merkel set for 4th term after Social Democrats OK coalition

Germany's Social Democratic Party said Sunday its members have voted in favor of joining a coalition with Angela Merkel's conservative bloc, clearing the last major hurdle to the formation of a new government and a fourth term for the veteran German chancellor.<p>The decision ends almost six months of …

Europe

Merkel in line for a fourth term after months of uncertainty

BERLIN (AP) — Germany ended months of political uncertainty Sunday when Chancellor Angela Merkel gained the support needed to preserve her governing …

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Angela Merkel set for 4th term after Social Democrats OK coalition

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel cleared the last major hurdle on her path to a fourth term Sunday, after members of the center-left Social Democrats voted in favor of continuing their governing coalition with her conservative bloc.<p>The decision ends almost six months of political …

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Germany’s Angela Merkel to serve 4th term as coalition approved by Social Democrats

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cleared the last major hurdle on her path to a fourth term Sunday, after members of the center-left Social Democrats …

Europe

Will Germany's Social Democratic Party back a coalition?

The dispute over a new grand coalition has already cost Martin Schulz his job and with the result still uncertain, both sides are marshalling their arguments, and their voters.<p>Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) will announce on Sunday whether its members have backed a coalition with Angela Merkel's …

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Sport<p>Rafael Nadal overcame two time warnings and Novak Djokovic shrugged off a knee problem to battle into the Wimbledon third round on Thursday …

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AfD surpasses SPD for first time in German poll

The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party narrowly surpassed the center-left Social Democrats for the first time in a national poll on Monday.<p>…

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World<p>Italy's new government officially took the reins of the eurozone's third largest economy Wednesday after a decisive victory in the …

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Minority government better than SPD alliance: top German conservative argues

BERLIN (Reuters) - An influential member of Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Friday urged the German chancellor to form a minority government instead of a planned alliance with the Social Democrats (SPD), saying the SPD would not be a reliable partner.<p>Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader and …

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Germany's SPD vows to clash with 'down for the count' Merkel

© Reuters. Nahles of Social Democratic Party (SPD) delivers a speech during the traditional Ash Wednesday party meeting in Schwerte<p>By David …

Europe

Martin Schulz resigns as German SPD chief

Berlin, Feb 14 (IANS) German Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz announced on Tuesday to resign with immediate effect as Party …

Europe

Germany's Social Democratic Party leader Martin Schulz steps down amid party turmoil

German Social Democratic Party leader Martin Schulz announced Tuesday he would quit as chairman of the political group, but because of party infighting his designated successor Andrea Nahles must wait to take the reins.<p>"The SPD needs renewal in its organisation, in its personnel, and in its …

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[Ticker] Martin Schulz resigns

Focus<p>Norway to move ahead with CO2 capturing<p>Today, 09:25<p>Norwegian MPs to vote on providing €29.5m in funding for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) …

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German SPD leader Schulz resigns, party congress to vote on successor in April

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Social Democrat leader (SPD) Martin Schulz stepped down with immediate effect on Tuesday and said the party’s committee had backed parliamentary floor leader Andrea Nahles as his successor.<p>Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz leaves party leadership meeting …

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Germany: Martin Schulz steps down as SPD head

Embattled former European Parliament President Martin Schulz has resigned as the head of Germany's Social Democrats. Andrea Nahles has been nominated …

Germany

Germany coalition: SPD leader Martin Schulz resigns

<b>The head of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD), Martin Schulz, has resigned to ease preparations for a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.</b><p>Mr Schulz said he was handing over to a left-winger, Andrea Nahles, with immediate effect. However, SPD members have to vote on the …

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SPD mayor Simone Lange challenges Andrea Nahles for party leadership

Martin Schulz announced in February he would step down as SPD leader and hand over power to Andrea Nahles. But a surprise announcement by a northern …

Germany

Leftists continually describe violent fascists as 'Right-wing'. They should look in a mirror

<i>Norman Tebbit tackles Angela Merkel, Westminster's decrepitude and Leftist violence in his weekly column</i><p>Angela Merkel had so long been the outstanding political figure in Western Europe – cautious, diligent and shrewd – that it came as a shock when she totally mishandled the refugee and migrant …

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Schulz Says He Won't Enter German Coalition Government

BERLIN—The chairman of Germany’s center-left Social Democrats said Friday he would no longer enter the next coalition cabinet as he tried to contain a backlash that threatens to derail Angela Merkel’s plans for a fourth term.<p>Martin Schulz was attempting to placate mounting anger in the center-left …

Europe

Party praises Schulz for refusing government role in coalition deal

Martin Schulz' decision to forgo the post of foreign minister in an attempt to keep party members onside has been praised by SPD parliamentary group leader Andrea Nahles.<p>Narles described the decision as remarkable and humane, saying it deserved recognition and respect.<p>"He (Martin Schulz) negotiated …

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Nancy Pelosi, Rob Porter, Winter Olympics: Your Thursday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Another deadline, another budget vote</b><p>• The Senate is expected to vote today on a far-reaching bipartisan agreement that would significantly increase spending on military and domestic programs over two …

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Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has harsh words for apparent successor Martin Schulz

Accusing the head of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) of failing to keep his word, outgoing foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel had some strong words …

Europe

Guardian view on Germany’s grand coalition: continuity carries risks | Editorial

A new government in Berlin is cause for relief, but not celebration when hard problems go unaddressed<p>Since Brexit is the biggest problem facing the UK, it is easy from this side of the Channel to imagine it is also the greatest challenge facing the European Union. It is not. EU leaders have yet to …

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Angela Merkel makes breakthrough with German coalition deal

<b>Berlin (CNN) —</b> German Chancellor Angela Merkel moved a step closer to forming a coalition government with her center-left rivals on Wednesday, after four months of political uncertainty.<p>A spokesperson for the Social Democrats, (SPD) confirmed it had reached a deal with Merkel's center-right …

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Coalition deal is reached in Germany

After gruelling overnight talks in Germany, the leaders of the Conservative CDU party and the centre-left SPD appear to have succeeded. Angela Merkel spoke alongside her SPD counterpart, Martin Schulz, saying that a number of difficult concessions had to be made. The SPD is expected to take over …

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