The SPD annual conference in Leipzig is a gloomy affair. The party is still nursing its wounds from September's elections, while facing the prospect of a grand coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives.
The leader of Germany's Social Democrats, Sigmar Gabriel, wants Martin Schulz to run for chancellor. But to date, the former European Parliament president has not been very active in German national politics.
Germany's foreign minister says Angela Merkel and the CDU are submitting to the belligerent budgetary demands of Donald Trump. Sigmar Gabriel says Germany's ruling party is forgoing social policy for military spending.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Germany's foreign minister to "know your limits" amid a spat over Germany's upcoming election. Erdogan has called on ethnic Turks to vote against the CDU and SPD.
Germany's Social Democrats, who are struggling in the polls, have unveiled their campaign strategy to take on Chancellor Angela Merkel. Party leader Martin Schulz will tour the country right up until September's vote.
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