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The Social Democrats vote to open formal negotiations with Chancellor Merkel's conservatives. ... read more

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"He comes alive when he's here." ... read more

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There was an almost audible sigh of relief from Europe's capitals on Sunday night when the German Social Democrats (SPD) voted for formal negotiations with Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union. Failure to endorse the proposed plan for government would have thrown Europe into another existential crisis it could ill afford. ... read more

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Mili Wyn Ginniver "could melt a million hearts" and was a "smiling bundle of joy", her father says. ... read more

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Can a series of scorching summers be blamed on climate change, and what do they tell us? ... read more

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Germany's leaders have taken a crucial step towards breaking a deadlock that has prevented the formation of a new government since elections four months ago. ... read more

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Baroness Chakrabarti says "life and death" services should be brought back into public hands. ... read more

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So far the president has not committed to a Super Bowl Sunday sit-down interview. But he likes to be "unpredictable," Olivia Nuzzi points out. April Ryan and John Gizzi also discuss Trump's accessibility to the press corps. ... read more