Germany's Greens are holding their last party congress before federal elections this fall. The focus is on tax policy.
The opposition Green party is laying out its plan for September's nationwide elections. Top issues include climate change and a pledge only to accept a coalition deal if an "I do" for same-sex marriage comes too.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has the backing of nearly 60 percent of voters to form a ruling coalition with the Greens and FDP, a new survey says. However, Germany may have to wait until the new year for a new government.
Mayor Melih Gokcek has accused German politician Cem Özdemir of being an "Armenian servant" and traitor. Özdemir, the son of Turkish immigrants, has been highly critical of the government in Ankara.
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