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