Germany's main parties have agreed to go into government. They reached a deal early on Wednesday in Berlin. Social Democrat party members now have to approve the pact in an internal vote.
Much-maligned and playing catch-up in the polls to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, the SPD is looking to make its mark in the debate over how Germany should deal with Turkey. Rob Mudge reports.
Germany's Social Democrats, who are struggling in the polls, have unveiled their campaign strategy to take on Chancellor Angela Merkel. Party leader Martin Schulz will tour the country right up until September's vote.
The German chancellor has rejected calls from her sister party to limit the number of refugees entering Germany. In a wide-ranging interview she defended the G20 summit in Hamburg and spending on infrastructure.
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to visit Moscow in May, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. While meeting Bavarian premier Horst Seehofer, Putin asked him to pass on his "very best wishes" to Merkel.
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