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Merkel’s Successor Moves to Consolidate Party Power

BERLIN (AP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s successor at the helm of Germany’s main center-right party is moving quickly to consolidate her power after a narrow victory, proposing a young conservative for a key leadership post in a move that appears designed to build bridges.

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Merkel’s Party Slips Further in Polls

Angela Merkel’s party continues to fall from favour with German voters, according the the latest poll for Bild on Sunday. Polling organisation Emnid’s figures show that the percentage of people intending to vote for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its sister

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Senior German Ministers Call For Burka Ban

Senior German Ministers have called for a ban on wearing the burka to be included in the new “Berlin Declaration” security measures. One CDU member called the full-face veil “a symbol of oppression and parallel societies”.

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German Conservatives Seek Minimum Wage Exceptions For Refugees

BERLIN, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Senior German conservatives are urging a flexible application of Germany’s new minimum wage in relation to refugees, arguing that those with minimal qualifications could struggle to find jobs at the 8.50 euro ($9.60) hourly rate. Deputy

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