Hard Bargaining German Coalition Talks Yield No Progress

Coalition talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats got bogged down Monday night after an eight-hour meeting failed to produce results. Merkel meets the Greens for talks on Tuesday.
They talked late into the night: Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd from right), SPD parliamentary group leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier (R) and 19 other party officials failed to make progress.

They talked late into the night: Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd from right), SPD parliamentary group leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier (R) and 19 other party officials failed to make progress.

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Reporting by Veit Medick and Philipp Wittrock