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.
Germany's chancellor has hinted that defense spending is likely to increase in years ahead, saying reaching NATO's target was "not completely beyond the imagination." It comes amid budget talks and pressure from allies.
In a slight to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, new Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Islam is not part of German culture. His comments underscore his efforts to push the government to the right.
Bickering has broken out in the governing coalition over family reunifications for refugees in Germany. But the Interior Ministry has backed off its previous tough talk on asylum seekers. Was it all just posturing?
The Bavarian politician will head from Munich to Berlin to take up the reins of the newly-renamed Interior Ministry. That is, as long as the proposed grand coalition government gets approved by SPD members.
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