The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has overtaken the Social Democrats (SPD) in a national opinion poll for the first time. The news comes as the SPD begins a crucial vote on a coalition with Angela Merkel.
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Angela Merkel has acknowledged European Union financing challenges for the remaining 27 member states after 2019. The chancellor later discussed the problem with the leaders of Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
450,000-plus Social Democratic party members will decide whether to enter another grand coalition under Chancellor Angela Merkel. Past referendums have been formalities, but this time the result is anything but assured.
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The White House has said US President Donald Trump would back efforts to improve gun background checks. A bi-partisan bill would ensure states and agencies accurately report criminal information to the FBI.
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The University of Warsaw's most popular course is a new offering: its Institute of Sociology course analyzing the country's most powerful politician, Law and Justice (PiS) party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
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More than 60 percent of South Koreans believe President Moon should sit down with Kim Jong Un at a summit designed to improve bilateral relations and ease the military tensions that have dogged the region for many years.
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Eurozone finance ministers in Brussels have backed Spain's candidate to become the next vice president of the European Central Bank. The decision was expected after Ireland withdrew its candidate for the post.
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Martin Schmidt has quit as Wolfsburg coach after five months at the helm and with the club 14th in the Bundesliga, just a point clear of the relegation playoff place. Wolfsburg are yet to announce his replacement.
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Marco Reus scored his first goal in nine months and Mario Gomez scored the winner as Stuttgart picked up a big win at Augsburg. On Saturday, Robert Lewandowski came off the bench to score a last-gasp penalty for Bayern.
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