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Bavaria’s conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) wants talks on forming a new German government to focus on security and curbing immigration, a senior party official said, after sharp gains by a far-right party in Sept. 24’s federal election.
BERLIN – Agence France-Presse
German Chancellor Angela Merkel huddled with her party Sept. 25 after winning a fourth term with a far weaker score, now facing the double headache of an emboldened nationalist opposition party and thorny coalition talks ahead.
VATICAN CITY – Reuters
The Vatican’s first auditor-general, who resigned without explanation in June, has broken his silence, saying he was forced to step down with trumped-up accusations after discovering evidence of possible illegal activity.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel woke up Sept. 25 to a fourth term but now faces the double headache of an emboldened hard-right opposition party and thorny coalition talks ahead.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her beleaguered rival Martin Schulz embarked on a final push for votes on Sept. 22 ahead of a weekend election, both seeking to beat back a challenge from the emboldened hard-right.
BERLIN – Anadolu Agency
Fourteen Turkish-origin German citizens were elected to Germany’s Bundestag in the Sept. 24 general elections.
Thousands gathered on Sept. 21 at the gates of Catalonia's regional judicial body in Barcelona to demand the release of a dozen officials arrested in connection with a vote on independence that Spanish authorities are challenging as illegal.
BERLIN - Agence France-Presse
Berlin does not want different groups from Turkey to spy on each other in the country, German Chancellor Angela Merkel had told Deutsche Welle in an interview on the eve of the general election in the European powerhouse.
ANKARA / BERLIN
Germans began voting in a national election on Sept. 24 that is likely to see Chancellor Angela Merkel win a historic fourth term and a far-right party enter parliament for the first time in more than half a century.
Spain’s central government braced for a second day of protests in Barcelona yesterday as separatists called for “permanent mobilization” after Madrid dealt yet another blow to preparations for an outlawed referendum on independence.