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The end of Merkel? Open-door migrant policy sends coalition running for the exits

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing an unprecedented political crisis that could upend her image as the "new leader of the west" after the Free Democrats (FDP) abruptly pulled out of negotiations with Merkel's conservative bloc and the Greens. Responses to the failed negotiations were immedi

RT.COM - 2017-11-21 01:44:00

Ignore what the British media are saying-Merkel will cling on (just)

CDU chairwoman and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) comments on the failure of 'Jamaica' exploratory talks between the parties CDU, CSU, FDP and the Greens. Photo: PA The BBC was in no doubt: "the end of the Merkel era" was the way the Today Program began. The flagship program reported that the n

PROSPECTMAGAZINE.CO.UK - 2017-11-20 11:22:08

Newcomer Lindner under fire for torpedoing Merkel's coalition hopes

He is Germany's fresh-faced political whizzkid, likes to tweet selfies, and shortly after midnight plunged Chancellor Angela Merkel's caretaker government into turmoil. Meet Christian Lindner, 38, who led the electoral comeback of his pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) but was Monday widely accused o

YAHOO! - 2017-11-20 15:07:13

The end of the age of Merkel and open borders

"It is better not to rule than to rule falsely. Goodbye!" Those were the words of Christian Lindner, leader of the Free Democrats (FDP) party in Germany as he walked out of talks with Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU). This was effectively the last shot that Merkel had at forming a ru

HOT AIR - 2017-11-20 13:01:29

Germany's refugee policy disagreements cause coalition talks to crumble

Nearly two months after Germany's parliamentary elections, new elections are being considered by analysts as the most likely prospect after talks about forming a coalition between four parties crumbled in the late hours of Sunday night. The economically-liberal Free Democrats Party (FDP) announced

EGYPTINDEPENDENT.COM - 2017-11-20 15:20:48

German president calls on parties to break government talks deadlock

Germany's President has urged all parties to reconsider their positions and compromise, hours after talks aimed at forming a government collapsed. Frank-Walter Steinmeier called on politicians to put their differences aside to put together a governing coalition. The collapse of the talks leaves Chan

YAHOO! - 2017-11-20 16:43:00

What next for Angela Merkel after German government talks collapse?

It was past midnight when the German Chancellor emerged from the talks. Looking exhausted and grim-faced, Angela Merkel announced that they had failed. "It is a day of deep reflection on how to go forward in Germany," she said. "As Chancellor, I will do everything to ensure that this country is well

SKY.COM - 2017-11-20 11:17:00

German coalition talks break down after FDP pulls out

Chairman of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) party, Horst Seehofer (L) and German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, Angela Merkel are seen during a break in exploratory talks with members of potential coalition parties to form a new government on Nov 19, 2

NST ONLINE - 2017-11-20 07:16:09

Germany's Merkel 'very skeptical' on minority government

BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she was "very skeptical" about leading a minority government if no coalition could be formed to run Europe's biggest economy and thinks a new election would be a better solution. Her comments came after the country's president appealed t

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-20 17:06:26

Angela Merkel faces worst political crisis of her career

Angela Merkel was pitched into the worst crisis of her career after talks on forming a new coalition government broke down, plunging both Germany and Europe into a new era of uncertainty and raising questions about the chancellor's political future. A system long admired for its stability now moves

FINANCIAL TIMES - 2017-11-20 12:09:05

Angela Merkel has few options left to govern Germany

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events BERLIN - Only a couple of months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was Europe's most powerful leader. Some even claimed that she had become the leader of th

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-11-20 09:36:00

Moscow Hopes German Government Will Be Formed as Soon As Possible - Kremlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's political bloc has failed to form a coalition that would give her a majority in parliament and the opportunity to create a functioning government. MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commenting on the process to form a parliamentary coalition in Germa

SPUTNIKNEWS.COM - 2017-11-20 18:01:00

How European politics could derail Brexit negotiations

Angela Merkel is having a tough time forging a coalition to govern Germany. It's safe to say that the political debate around Brexit is getting interesting. There's been a lot of speculation in the papers about splits in the cabinet, with the possibility that the prime minister could carry out a maj

MONEYWEEK.COM - 2017-11-20 15:27:42

CRISIS: Germany Has Failed to Form a New Government for First Time Since 1949 - Snap Election Looms

Germany's liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked away from coalition talks Sunday night after weeks of tense negotiations, leaving Germany without any viable options for forming a new government for the first time since the Second World War. The discussions come after the poor election result fo

BREITBART - 2017-11-20 12:19:04

Is this the end for German Chancellor Angela Merkel?

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany woke up to a crisis. Storming out of coalition formation talks with Merkel's CDU party and the Green Party on Sunday, the leader of Germany's pro-business FDP party declared "It is better not to rule than to rule badly. Goodbye!" That's a big problem for Merkel -

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2017-11-20 17:44:15

DEVELOPING No early elections planned for now, says German president

Europe Online Berlin (dpa) - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday that he was not prepared to call early elections at this point and instead planned to have talks with party leaders. Steinmeier said that he would hold talks with the leaders of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conserva

EUROPEONLINE-MAGAZINE.EU - 2017-11-20 16:02:03

Germany enters political no-man's land as Angela Merkel wrestles with election fallout

Angela Merkel is in trouble. Serious trouble. Negotiations to form the next German government have collapsed dramatically. Quite where the chancellor, and indeed Germany, go from here is anything but certain. It wasn't meant to be like this. Although the Christian Democrats (CDU) performed poorly in

THE CONVERSATION - 2017-11-20 13:56:41

This brewery makes craft beers inspired by Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau and Angela Merkel

A Ukranian brewery has made "sex symbol" and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau the poster-boy for its latest beer. ! @justinpjtrudeau IPA, 7,2 55 IBU. , "". '. A post shared by "" / Pravda (@pravdabeer) on Nov 14, 2017 at 7:33am PST Brewed by Pravda in Lviv, "Magnum IPA" features a cartoon of Trudeau wear

THEDRINKSBUSINESS.COM - 2017-11-20 11:12:05

Merkel's Future in Limbo as German Coalition Talks Fail

"End of the talks could be the end of Merkel too," writes German newspaper Tagesspiegel German Chancellor Angela Merkel's hope of securing a fourth term possibly came to an end last night after the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) unexpectedly pulled out after four weeks of coalition talks. The col

LEGALINSURRECTION.COM - 2017-11-20 12:00:38

German political chaos shows France 'needs to take lead in Europe'

The breakdown in attempts by Angela Merkel to form a government has shown France that is must take the initiative in Europe, the presidency says, but without German backing Emmanuel Macron's ambitious reforms will stay on ice. France is hoping that Germany will remain a "stable and strong" partne

THELOCAL.DE - 2017-11-20 12:04:58