Germany's Next Government Coalition Talks Go Into Overtime

Exploratory talks on forming a new government were supposed to have finished in Berlin on Thursday night. Instead, they have hit a wall, with parties continuing to squabble over key issues. Whether or not Angela Merkel can put together an alliance and avert fresh elections is becoming unclear.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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