German coalition talks have reached a breakthrough. Here's a closer look at some of the issues that were originally holding up the deal but appear to have been resolved - for now at least.
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.
Christina Schulze Föcking has said she received violent threats against herself and her family. She has been accused of running an industrial hog farm that mistreats its livestock.
The prospect of another grand coalition was already controversial within the SPD. Now the party will ultimately have to decide whether to agree to a government with Angela Merkel or face the consequences of saying "no."
Negotiations between Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats have entered what's being billed, once again, as a decisive day. Labor market and healthcare policy points still divide the two parties.
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