Germany’s Social Democratic party has agreed to another "grand coalition" with Merkel's conservative CDU.
The centre-left party announced on Sunday that it would form a coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives, giving the Chancellor her fourth term in office
The German chancellor's conservative party has voted in favour of a coalition deal with the centre-left Social Democrats.
Newspaper Bild signed Lima the dog up for the SPD using the party's online tool and her owner's email and postal addresses.
Protestors clashed with police in Berlin on Saturday during a heated counter-demonstration against a march by the far-right party, Alternative for Germany (AfD).
In an interview with the ZDF public broadcaster, she commented on the rising displeasure among conservatives over her decision to give the SPD the powerful finance ministry
Talks have made progress but differences over labour and healthcare remain
Ahmad Wagner faced fierce criticism from colleagues in the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party — which has long campaigned against Islam — after it was revealed last month he converted to the religion.
After 24 hours of talks a blueprint for a coalition has been decided.
The coming days could prove decisive for Angela Merkel's future as chancellor.
Four detainees have escaped from a Berlin jail.
The city's justice ministry said that the men escaped via a car workshop on the grounds of the Ploetzensee prison
Angela Merkel pins her hopes of a fourth term as chancellor on the SPD as talks begin to try to form a government
To understand the significance of the political manoeuvrings in Berlin look beyond the headlines to the economy, writes Charles Lees.
The anti-migrant, anti-Islam party, now the third biggest group in parliament, is meeting in Hanover this weekend to elect a new leadership.
"We have a lot of options for building a government," says Martin Schulz.
The top leadership of Germany’s Social Democrats are debating whether party leader Martin Schulz should reconsider forming another coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
Key ally of Chancellor Merkel urges SPD to change mind to ensure stable government after collapse of coalition talks
Germany's Social Democrat leader, Martin Schulz is facing pressure over 'grand coalition' talks with Angela Merkel as he meets with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin.
Björn Höcke, a German far-right politician, has described the Berlin memorial as "a monument of shame"
Germany's Angela Merkel says she is prepared to call a snap election after coalition talks fail
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave a statement after talks on forming a coalition government in Germany collapsed
Confidence about the outlook for the global economy and the euro zone has apparently helped investors brush off worries about the risk of new elections.
Germany’s three would-be coalition partners have regrouped for a final round of talks to seek enough common ground in climate and migration policy to form a government.
Efforts to forge a coalition deal look likely to drag on into the weekend
The Chanel designer said on French television that migrants are Jews' "worst enemies"
Germany's new parliament has elected 75 year old Wolfgang Schaeuble as its speaker whilst lawmakers of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party took their seats for the first time.