Merkel meets new SPD leaders amid coalition tensions
13 December 2019 | 6:48 am
The new Social Democrat leaders Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans said after their election that the ruling coalition with Merkel's CDU party "cannot continue." The pair were then criticized by CDU leadership.
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Voting 61-54, Israel's parliament has forwarded a dissolution bill to committee stages that could ultimately trigger fresh elections. Defense minister Benny Gantz's Blue and White party voted with the opposition.
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The warplanes struck targets in Sanaa a day after explosions and gunfire hit an airport in the southern port city of Aden. The Saudi-led coalition blamed the attack on Iran-aligned rebels.
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Supporters of the Yemeni Huthi rebels take to the streets of the rebel-held capital Sanaa to protest against the blockade imposed on their country by the Saudi-led military coalition.
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Smoke billows over Sanaa as a Saudi-led military coalition mounts airstrikes on Yemen's Huthi-controlled capital after it intercepted 10 drones launched by the Iran-backed rebels.
27 Mar 2021
Slovakian PM Igor Matovic has said he is willing to resign — under certain conditions — to put the country's coalition chaos to a rest. Coalition partners have locked horns with Matovic over his COVID-19 management.
23 May 2021
Ahead of the national elections, Germany's ruling parties are at loggerheads on whistleblower protections. The matter is urgent as a December deadline is fast approaching for all countries in the EU to pass legislation.
2 Jun 2021
Naftali Bennett took a major step toward ending the 12-year rule of Benjamin Netanyahu, announcing that he would try to form a unity government with his opponents.
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Centrist Yair Lapid and nationalist Naftali Bennett were moving closer toward unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, if they can pull a disparate set of coalition partners together.
8 Jun 2021
The Israeli prime minister hit out at a deal to end his second stint in office, pointing to promises by his former protege Naftali Bennett never to serve in government with centrist Yair Lapid.
2 Sep 2021
As the war in Yemen continues, lawyers have called on the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into the Saudi-led coalition, accusing it of war crimes and crimes against humanity. We speak to British barrister Toby Cadman, co-founder of Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers. He tells us why he filed the request at the ICC.
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A week after Germany's parliamentary election, the main four parties are starting formal coalition talks. The conservative CDU and center-left Social Democrat parties are both seeking to lead the new government.
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South Africa said on Monday it was "friends" with Russia, as it hosted Russia's top diplomat for a visit that has sparked criticism against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine.
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Caretaker Prime Minister Eduard Heger has been unable gain a new majority in parliament and plans to call an early election this fall. Some fear the result could threaten liberal democracy in Slovakia.
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