Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is stepping down after voters soundly rejected his plan for constitutional reforms. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she is saddened by Renzi's defeat - others welcomed the result.
Germany's conservative and Social Democratic leaders are meeting to discuss the possibility of forming a new "grand coalition" government. After initial cold feet from the SPD, what are the chances of success?
Chancellor Angela Merkel has become an icon. Abroad, she's held in high esteem due to the length of her tenure and her conduct during Europe's refugee crisis. But back home, support for Merkel is waning.
Angela Merkel has pledged to unlock millions of euros in emergency funds to help clean up air quality in German cities. Authorities meeting at a "diesel summit" in Berlin are hoping to avoid a ban on diesel vehicles.
The leaders of the conservatives and Social Democrats are discussing the possibility of renewing their government partnership. So what's at stake, and what are the sticking points?
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