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Merkel elected to fourth term as German chancellor

Merkel elected to fourth term as German chancellor

Lawmakers in Berlin's glass-domed Reichstag voted 364-315 with nine abstentions for Angela Merkel who was then to be formally appointed by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Merkel vows to work with SPD for 'good of Germany'

Merkel vows to work with SPD for 'good of Germany'

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday vowed to work with the Social Democrats for the "good of Germany" as the centre-left party agreed to join her new coalition.

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.

US no longer a "friend" in Merkel election programme

US no longer a "friend" in Merkel election programme

In their campaign programme for the German election, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have dropped the term "friend" in describing the relationship with the United States.

Fortress, Elliott quit talks for Paschi bad loans

Fortress, Elliott quit talks for Paschi bad loans

Fortress Investment Group and Elliott Capital Management dropped out of talks to buy bad loans from Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, complicating a government-backed rescue plan for the Italian lender,...

Merkel to run for fourth term next year, party ally says

Merkel to run for fourth term next year, party ally says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will run for a fourth term next year, a lawmaker in her conservative party said, though her spokesman brushed off the comments and said she would address the issue "at the suitable time".

Pakistan says leader of school attack killed in US drone strike

Pakistan says leader of school attack killed in US drone strike

The alleged mastermind of the 2014 attack on a school in Pakistan in which more than 150 people died, most of them children, has been killed in an American drone strike in Afghanistan, the Pakistan military and sources in the Pakistani Taliban said.

Lanka arrests ex-president’s son over money laundering

Lanka arrests ex-president’s son over money laundering

The eldest son of Sri Lanka’s former president was arrested on a money laundering charge yesterday, days after being named shadow foreign minister.

Argentina’s Gomez beats Snedeker in playoff to win title

Argentina’s Gomez beats Snedeker in playoff to win title

Argentina’s Fabian Gomez clinched his second PGA Tour title with a gripping playoff victory over Brandt Snedeker at the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday after producing a clutch birdie-birdie finish in regulation.

Red Cross pledges more funds for Greece migration crisis

Red Cross pledges more funds for Greece migration crisis

The Red Cross said on Tuesday they are raising €12mn to tackle the migration crisis in Greece, which saw more than 200,000 people arrive in October alone.

‘Day Out’ for Dukhan staffers

‘Day Out’ for Dukhan staffers

Qatar Petroleum’s Dukhan Operations recently held its annual ‘Day Out’ event