Angela Merkel has gone on the offensive to defend her government's handling of the migration crisis. Tough criticism has come from members of her own coalition, including Bavaria's state premier, as migrants stream toward Germany's border.
Is Angela Merkel already under pressure less than a month after re-election? The German chancellor has fought back after her party's poor performance in Lower Saxony and the rise of a "new" conservatism in Austria.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her CDU will hold talks with the FDP and the Greens on forming a coalition government. The move was widely expected after the Social Democrats said they wanted to be in opposition.
Elections in Lower Saxony have complicated German Chancellor Angela Merkel's federal coalition calculus as her conservative party finished second in a close race with the Social Democrats.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU and Bavarian sister party CSU have discussed a plan for coalition talks with the FDP and the Greens. A CSU proposal to allow only 200,000 immigrants per year has been one issue of debate.
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