German Chancellor Angela Merkel was left with the Social Democrats as her sole potential governing partner after the Greens dropped out of coalition talks citing irreconcilable differences over tax policy.
Bloomberg News' Alan Crawford and Tony Czuczka talk with Charlie Rose about their new book, "Angela Merkel: A Chancellorship Forged in Crisis," and the future of Germany. ("Charlie Rose" airs weeknights on PBS and Bloomberg Television. Source: Charlie Rose)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gained a tailwind in her bid to win a third term as her Bavarian ally won a regional election, drubbing the opposition Social Democrats seven days before the national vote.
Germany’s first Green state leader criticized the campaign of his party’s chosen coalition partner, urging the Social Democrats to let chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrueck “be himself” to improve their electoral chances.
It was 95 degrees Fahrenheit outside the Los Cabos conference center as President Barack Obama and fellow Group of 20 leaders pressed Chancellor Angela Merkel to take the heat out of the crisis-wracked euro area.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s vacation in Italy threatened to inflame Europe’s north-south tensions after she was snapped in a bathing suit by paparazzi and challenged by a regional leader to heed the economic woes around her.