Round Two of Talks Grand Coalition Looks Increasingly Likely

Angela Merkel's conservatives are holding their second round of preliminary coalition talks with the Social Democrats Monday and there's speculation that the parties could reach a deal sooner than expected. A government could be formed by mid-November.
Grand coalition soon? Merkel sharing a joke with Sigmar Gabriel, the leader of the SPD.

Grand coalition soon? Merkel sharing a joke with Sigmar Gabriel, the leader of the SPD.

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cro -- with wire reports