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Germany to get new foreign minister as Gabriel loses job

Germany to get new foreign minister as Gabriel loses job

Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday he would not join Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government, opening the way for a new SPD figure in the high-profile post.

'Big obstacles' still in way of Germany coalition deal: Merkel

'Big obstacles' still in way of Germany coalition deal: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the country's top parties still had "big obstacles" to surmount before reaching a new coalition deal, ahead of a final round of negotiations on Thursday.

German chancellor 'optimistic' about forming coalition

German chancellor 'optimistic' about forming coalition

Angela Merkel is battling to form a government more than three months after general elections handed her a win but without a majority.

Merkel heads for German poll win, AfD set to get first seats

Merkel heads for German poll win, AfD set to get first seats

Surveys suggest Angela Merkel's conservative CDU/CSU alliance has a double-digit lead over its nearest rivals, the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) led by Martin Schulz.

150-200 dead in Libya ‘massacre’: envoy

150-200 dead in Libya ‘massacre’: envoy

A battle between Islamic State group militants and local gunmen in Sirte has left between 150 and 200 dead...