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Germany's SPD leaders nominate Schulz as chancellor candidate – sources

BERLIN: Leaders of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) on Sunday unanimously nominated former European Parliament President Martin Schulz to run against conservative Angela Merkel in a national election in September, sources familiar with the decision said. The decision is to be formalised at a special party conference to be held on March 19, the sources… Read More »

Germany's Vice Chancellor to meet Putin soon: source

BERLIN: German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel will travel to Russia to meet President Vladimir Putin soon, a high-ranking source at the Economy Ministry told Reuters on Friday. The source said Gabriel will be accompanied to the meeting with Putin by a delegation of German business leaders. The agenda of the meeting will… Read More »

Ex-Austrian Chancellor Faymann made UN youth unemployment envoy

ZURICH: Austria’s former chancellor Werner Faymann has been named as the United Nations’ special envoy on youth unemployment, the first appointment for the 56-year-old since he quit in May. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment on Friday, saying the success of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Agenda depended on “enhancing opportunities for decent work for… Read More »