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Right-wing extremists attack May Day rally in Germany

Fifteen people were injured when right-wing extremists attacked a May Day gathering in the German city of Weimar on Friday, according to police

Fifteen people were injured when right-wing extremists attacked a May Day gathering in the German city of Weimar on Friday, according to police

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Bosnia nationalists confirmed as election winners

Nationalists from Bosnia’s three main ethnic groups will take power in the country’s three-way presidency and look set to take control of other

Nationalists from Bosnia’s three main ethnic groups will take power in the country’s three-way presidency and look set to take control of other

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Germany gets new right-left coalition government

Germany’s Christian Democrats and Social Democrats have come to an agreement to form a coalition government. It ends a two-month hiatus in German

Germany’s Christian Democrats and Social Democrats have come to an agreement to form a coalition government. It ends a two-month hiatus in German

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German government by Christmas after Merkel seals deal with SPD

Angela Merkel is poised to form a government by Christmas after the German Chancellor’s Conservatives (CDU) and the centre-left Social Democrats

Angela Merkel is poised to form a government by Christmas after the German Chancellor’s Conservatives (CDU) and the centre-left Social Democrats

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Germany: SPD gives green light for coalition talks with Merkel

The German Social Democrat party has opened the door to coalition talks with Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democrats. The move comes after the

The German Social Democrat party has opened the door to coalition talks with Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democrats. The move comes after the

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Steinbrueck German chancellor candidate haunted by rude finger

What an image for Peer Steinbrueck: raising his left-hand middle finger in Sueddeutsche Zeitung magazine. It is one of a string of gaffes that the

What an image for Peer Steinbrueck: raising his left-hand middle finger in Sueddeutsche Zeitung magazine. It is one of a string of gaffes that the

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Merkel takes huge lead in German polls

In what appears to be stunning news for Angela Merkel opinion polls in Germany suggest support for her Social Democrat rival in the autumn general

In what appears to be stunning news for Angela Merkel opinion polls in Germany suggest support for her Social Democrat rival in the autumn general

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It's Steinbrück versus Merkel next year

In Germany the opposition Social Democrats have formally named Peer Steinbrück as their candidate to challenge Angela Merkel as Chancellor next

In Germany the opposition Social Democrats have formally named Peer Steinbrück as their candidate to challenge Angela Merkel as Chancellor next

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Stage set for lively German election

Germany looks set for a lively election in a year’s time after the opposition Social Democrats announced outspoken former Finance Minister Peer

Germany looks set for a lively election in a year’s time after the opposition Social Democrats announced outspoken former Finance Minister Peer

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SPD's Steinbruek to face Merkel next year

Germany’s Social Democrats have chosen the man who will take on Angela Merkel in next year’s General Election in Germany. The SPD has surprised

Germany’s Social Democrats have chosen the man who will take on Angela Merkel in next year’s General Election in Germany. The SPD has surprised

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German Socialist Democrat prepares to take on Merkel

The political posturing has started in the lead up to Germany’s elections next year. Former Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier believes he is

The political posturing has started in the lead up to Germany’s elections next year. Former Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier believes he is

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Czech MP charged with bribery

Czech police have charged a leading opposition politician with corruption. David Rath, a former health minister, is accused of taking a bribe

Czech police have charged a leading opposition politician with corruption. David Rath, a former health minister, is accused of taking a bribe

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Deficit-busting plan approved in Slovakia

Slovakia’s parliament has approved plans to curb the country’s financial deficit. The four-year programme includes higher taxes on the rich. State

Slovakia’s parliament has approved plans to curb the country’s financial deficit. The four-year programme includes higher taxes on the rich. State

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Germany's NRW's new muscle

‘Hit the Road, Jack’… is one of the songs they played at a victory party for SPD Social Democrat Hannelore Kraft. Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrat

‘Hit the Road, Jack’… is one of the songs they played at a victory party for SPD Social Democrat Hannelore Kraft. Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrat

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Merkel's party faces defeat in Germany state poll

A defeat for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is expected in regional elections in Germany’s most-densely populated state on Sunday

A defeat for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is expected in regional elections in Germany’s most-densely populated state on Sunday

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Schmidt attacks Merkel over response to euro crisis

Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt earned a standing ovation at the start of the Social Democratic Party’s annual convention. It came after he

Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt earned a standing ovation at the start of the Social Democratic Party’s annual convention. It came after he

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The fallout from the Swiss election

Changes are clearly happening in the Swiss political balance. The right-wing UDC in Switzerland figured it would get a hefty score in the latest

Changes are clearly happening in the Swiss political balance. The right-wing UDC in Switzerland figured it would get a hefty score in the latest

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Austria's new government not 'the usual suspects'

A cabinet shakeup has given Austria a new State Secretary for Integration. The conservative-and-social democrat coalition appointments are aimed at

A cabinet shakeup has given Austria a new State Secretary for Integration. The conservative-and-social democrat coalition appointments are aimed at

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Merkel party retains German state but battle looms

Germany’s ruling conservatives are celebrating success in provincial elections but a tougher test lies ahead next week. The CDU emerged strongest

Germany’s ruling conservatives are celebrating success in provincial elections but a tougher test lies ahead next week. The CDU emerged strongest

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Merkel's CDU suffers rout in regional poll

Germany’s Social Democrats have dealt a crushing defeat on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats in a regional election. The outcome will

Germany’s Social Democrats have dealt a crushing defeat on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats in a regional election. The outcome will

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Germany's SPD buoyed by poll bounceback

Germany’s main opposition the SPD have gathered for a congress, buoyed by opinion polls that show the centre-left party bouncing back from a surprise

Germany’s main opposition the SPD have gathered for a congress, buoyed by opinion polls that show the centre-left party bouncing back from a surprise

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German centre-left attempts to rise from the ashes

Germany’s Social Democrats have begun sifting through the ruins of their recent electoral drubbing. The SPD party conference opened today in

Germany’s Social Democrats have begun sifting through the ruins of their recent electoral drubbing. The SPD party conference opened today in

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German SPD's leadership reshuffle

Germany’s Social Democrats have launched a leadership shake-up after their defeat in the general election. For the first time in a decade the

Germany’s Social Democrats have launched a leadership shake-up after their defeat in the general election. For the first time in a decade the