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Martin Schulz's SDP has been under pressure to form an alliance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition and head off another election

Merkel’s Struggle to Form a Government Continues

BERLIN (AP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party and the centre-left Social Democrats are starting talks on forming a new government, attempting to break an impasse more than three months after the country’s election.

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Germany Nixes Billion Dollar Drone Deal with Israel

A billion-dollar deal which would have seen Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) leasing Heron-2 drones to the German Air Force was scrapped Wednesday from the German agenda amid objections by coalition parties opposed to their offensive capabilities.

Former European parliament president and candidate for Chancellor of Germany's social democratic (SPD) party Martin Schulz (R) and Secretary General of the SPD Katarina Barley tour the Arena Berlin, one day ahead of the party congress on March 18, 2017 in Berlin.

Germany: Top Politician Wants Second Brexit Referendum

The General Secretary of the German Social Democrats, led by former European Parliament president Martin Schulz, has said she wants Britain to hold a second referendum on EU membership now that it knows “what a Brexit would mean”.

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Swedish Economist: Low Skilled Migrants a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’

Despite politicians’ insistence that migrants who poured into Sweden last year were highly educated and would be an economic boon, SEB economist Johan Javeus has warned that the newcomers are low skilled, and a “ticking time bomb” in the labour market.