Conservative lawmaker Manfred Weber says the coalition deal agreed by Germany's two largest parties presents a clear statement of a "pro-European approach."
While Angela Merkel is locked in a bitter power struggle with her Bavarian allies, the third party in Germany's government has stayed quiet. But the Social Democrats are not above making populist noises on asylum policy.
Angela Merkel has won time: The government won't fall apart – for the time being. But the dispute over migration certainly has not been resolved, and she faces a "mission impossible," says DW's Katharina Kroll.
Horst Seehofer has warned Angela Merkel against firing him as interior minister. If she's unhappy with his work, Seehofer said Merkel should dissolve her governing grand coalition.
India's ruling party has pulled out of a coalition that runs the disputed Kashmir region due to worsening "terrorism and violence." Analysts say the move is a ploy to help the party win national elections next year.
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