French president Francois Hollande is seeking to build an alliance to fight terrorism. German chancellor Angela Merkel has already pledged to see what her country can do. Now Hollande is turning his attention to his Italian counterpart.
Preliminary coalition talks collapsed between Chancellor Merkel and potential partners over the weekend. After speaking with President Steinmeier, Merkel said she was ready to lead her party to fresh elections.
Exploratory talks between Germany's conservatives, Greens and Free Democrats have failed after the latter's withdrawal. The collapse of this coalition option was a necessity, political scientist Christian Hacke tells DW.
Until recently, Angela Merkel was known as the "climate chancellor" and Germany had a squeaky-green image. But now it looks like the country will miss the goals it pledged in Paris. Could a future government change that?
Twenty countries and two US states have joined the "Powering Past Coal" alliance at the penultimate day of the UN climate summit, promising phase-outs. Conspicuously absent from that list: Germany.
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