The former finance minister’s coalition is getting ready to take office, with the uphill task of addressing challenging issues while his predecessor still enjoys broad support.
The coalition agreement marks an end to the Merkel era in German politics, ushering in an alliance with the Social Democrats, the Greens and liberal Free Democrats that will install Finance Minister Olaf Scholz as chancellor.
German and Belarusian leaders discussed ways to provide humanitarian aid and take measures to prevent the migrant crisis on the Belarus-Poland border from escalating.
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The summit brings officials from almost 200 countries to Glasgow, aiming to haggle over the best measures to keep global temperatures from rising by more than 1.5C.
Opinion polls show the race for the chancellery headed for a photo finish, with Merkel's CDU-CSU conservative alliance on around 23 percent, just behind the centre-left Social Democrats on 25 percent.
The idea is a non-starter in Europe as it would just present the union with another crop of power games and political crises.
President Vladimir Putin says reality is that Taliban has taken control of most of the country, and separately, Russian envoy to Afghanistan insists there is no alternative to the insurgent group and resistance to it will fail.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during a visit to the UK, says she is "very much concerned" about spread of the coronavirus when London hosts the semi-finals and finals of the European football championships.
The European leaders reject the idea of meeting with Russian leaders, although Germany and France say a top-level dialogue is the need of the hour.
Chancellor Angela Merkel takes responsibility, drops plans for a five-day shutdown in Germany over Easter that prompted confusion and criticism from the public and businesses.
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