SPD leader Martin Schulz has called for Germany to use its budget surplus for domestic and EU-wide investment. The pitch is an attempt to revive the SPD's chances against Chancellor Merkel in September's election.
The German chancellor has rejected calls from her sister party to limit the number of refugees entering Germany. In a wide-ranging interview she defended the G20 summit in Hamburg and spending on infrastructure.
Angela Merkel is coming under renewed fire over her refugee policies as Germany's election battleground heats up. Left-wing rival Martin Schulz has added his voice to long-standing criticism from the right.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised tax cuts and a dramatic reduction in unemployment as her re-election campaign finally got into gear. Her SPD opponent Martin Schulz called the manifesto faint-hearted.
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