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Merkel elected German chancellor for fourth term

Germany's parliament has confirmed Angela Merkel as the country's next leader. The conservative Merkel will govern in a grand coalition with the Social Democrats. But the vote margin was very tight - a mere 9 votes.

Merkel strikes deal with social democrats

Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a deal with Social Democrat (SPD) rivals on Friday to open government coalition talks, easing months of uncertainty that has undermined Germany’s global role and raised questions about her political future.

Fresh German assistance for Ghana

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier signed a multi-million dollar partnership with Ghana on his first trip to Africa since taking office. Germany hopes the accord might help curb migration to Europe.

German tourist killed in Ethiopia by gunmen

Gunmen have killed a German tourist in Ethiopia’s northern remote Afar region also injuring his tour guide. On Tuesday officials in the east African country confirmed the incident saying the attack occurred on Sunday evening.

German coalition talks need more time

Tough talks between the parties hoping to form Germany's next government failed to reach a breakthrough overnight and were expected to resume on Friday as Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that "serious differences" remained between the…