Germany coalition talks: Merkel welcomes breakthrough

Germany coalition talks: Merkel welcomes breakthrough

German politicians have achieved a breakthrough in talks aimed at forming a new coalition government. A blueprint for formal negotiations was agreed between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and their former coalition partners, the Social Democrats (SPD). Politicians stayed up all night to discuss the 28-page document, with the talks lasting more than 24 […]

Austrian far-right joins coalition led by PM Sebastian Kurz

Austrian far-right joins coalition led by PM Sebastian Kurz

Austria’s president has approved a coalition government between the conservative People’s Party and the far-right Freedom Party. The deal will make Austria the only Western European state with a governing far-right party, which is opposed to migration and the European Union. The parties previously governed the country together between 2000 and 2005. But at just […]

At least 800 civilians killed by coalition strikes in Iraq, Syria: Report

At least 800 civilians killed by coalition strikes in Iraq, Syria: Report

BAGHDAD: At least 800 civilians have been killed in strikes in Iraq and Syria by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State since the campaign began in 2014, according to a report released by the coalition on Thursday. The estimate in the monthly report, which said coalition strikes had unintentionally killed at least 801 civilians between […]