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Germany’s Merkel ‘prefers new vote’ after coalition talks fail

Germany’s Merkel ‘prefers new vote’ after coalition talks fail

Media captionGerman chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said it was a day of “deep reflection” for Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she would prefer new elections to leading a minority government, after a breakdown in coalition talks plunged the country into political crisis. She also said she did not see any reason to […]

Germany’s Merkel ‘prefers new vote’ after coalition talks fail

Germany’s Merkel ‘prefers new vote’ after coalition talks fail

Media captionGerman chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said it was a day of “deep reflection” for Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she would prefer new elections to leading a minority government, after a breakdown in coalition talks plunged the country into political crisis. She also said she did not see any reason to […]

Paris and Amsterdam to host key EU agencies post-Brexit

Paris and Amsterdam to host key EU agencies post-Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Paris has won a battle to host the European Banking Authority (EBA), which will relocate from London after the UK leaves the European Union. The French capital’s victory follows a win earlier for Amsterdam, which will host the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA). Paris was picked after lots were drawn when […]

Brexit: German business grouping calls for UK to remain in EU

Brexit: German business grouping calls for UK to remain in EU

Image copyright Getty Images A group of influential German business figures have launched a campaign to keep the UK in the European Union. The alliance, dubbed a New Deal for Britain, includes three ex-presidents of the Federation of German Industry. One of the three, Heinrich Weiss, said: “With Britain, the EU is losing its most […]

Germany’s Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

Germany’s Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

Media captionGerman chancellor Angela Merkel said it was a day of “deep reflection” for Germany Talks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed, leaving Angela Merkel facing her biggest challenge in 12 years as chancellor. The free-market liberal FDP pulled out after four weeks of talks with Mrs Merkel’s CDU/CSU bloc and the […]

Poland fury over ‘attack’ by EU’s Tusk

Poland fury over ‘attack’ by EU’s Tusk

Image copyright EPA Image caption The EU’s Donald Tusk accuses the Polish government of drifting away from core EU values The Polish government has accused EU Council President Donald Tusk of “attacking Poland” after he voiced alarm at the government’s policies. “Today, by using his position to attack the Polish government, he is attacking Poland,” […]

Jana Novotna: Former Wimbledon champion dies at age of 49

Jana Novotna: Former Wimbledon champion dies at age of 49

Media playback is not supported on this device Archive: Novotna cries after losing 1993 Wimbledon final Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49. The Women’s Tennis Association said Novotna, who had cancer, “died peacefully, surrounded by her family”. The Czech player had lost in the Wimbledon final in 1993 and […]

Italian team’s worst ever start to season

Italian team’s worst ever start to season

Benevento had already broken the record for the worst start to a Serie A season, surpassing Venezia’s nine defeats in 1949-50 Benevento broke Manchester United’s record for the worst start to a season in the top five European leagues after losing in added time to Sassuolo. The Serie A debutants have lost all 13 games […]

Germany coalition: Talks collapse as FDP pulls out

Germany coalition: Talks collapse as FDP pulls out

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Angela Merkel’s political position has been weakened since September’s elections Talks on forming a three-party coalition government in Germany have collapsed after the free-market liberal FDP pulled out. FDP leader Christian Lindner said there was no “basis of trust” with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens. If […]

José Manuel Maza: Spain’s attorney general dies aged 66

José Manuel Maza: Spain’s attorney general dies aged 66

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption José Manuel Maza said Catalan ministers should also be charged with misuse of funds Spain’s attorney general José Manuel Maza has died suddenly in Argentina, where he was attending a conference. He was 66. Earlier on Saturday he had been reportedly taken to an intensive care unit with a […]

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