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Germany's Social Democrats hit highest in Forsa poll since October 2012

BERLIN: Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) polled 31 percent in a survey on Wednesday, benefiting from a surge in support since nominating Martin Schulz as leader and narrowing the gap to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives. The poll for Stern magazine and broadcaster RTL, published just over seven months before federal elections, was the first by the… Read More »

Germany's Schulz calls Trump 'un-American', warns against lifting Russia sanctions

BERLIN: Germany’s centre-left chancellor candidate Martin Schulz has criticised U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies as “un-American” and warned against lifting sanctions imposed against Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis. In one of the sharpest remarks yet by a senior German politician since the new American leader took office, Schulz told the Funke media… Read More »

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 »