German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed on Wednesday that they wanted to renew their 2013-2017 ruling "grand coalition" - but the fate of Europe's largest economy is now in the hands of SPD members.
The coalition breakthrough will come as a relief to Germany's European Union partners as the bloc faces tough negotiations on migration and Brexit.
But the latest deal means that a return to the the so-called "grand coalition" between the CDU and SPD, which has been in power for the last 12 years, appears to be on the cards.
Germany has been stuck in political limbo since September's inconclusive general election saw mainstream parties bleed support to the far-right AfD, which tapped into anger over Merkel's liberal refugee policy.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the coalition agreement was "very positive" and opened the way for convergence with France on reform of the euro zone, something that the SPD had championed.
Indeed, should Nahles convince a majority of the SPD rank-and-file to back the coalition deal, it could help to set her on the road to becoming the party's chancellor-candidate at the next national election in 2021.
Christian von Stetten, a lawmaker from Merkel's own Christian Democrats (CDU), told Reuters the allocation of cabinet posts, and the finance ministry in particular, had been "a political mistake". Observers expect the referendum to be tight, with the SPD's left and youth wings fiercely opposed to another four years governing in Merkel's shadow.
The outcome of the yes-or-no referendum is expected on March 4.
It's been over four months since its latest elections, and Germany finally has a government again.
Over the past 14 years, between zero and eight such deaths are reported to the city's health department each flu season. So far this season, Queens is the hardest-hit borough with more than 4,000 lab-confirmed flu cases to date.
Software sensed when the battery power was low or when the battery was old, forcing the older-model phone to become even slower. Apple has denied deliberately slowing down phones to force users into upgrading amid an investigation from the USA government.
Its down 0.36, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. 796.24 million shares or 3.15% less from 822.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. On Monday, August 14 Fairhurst David Ogden sold $751,013 worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) or 4,782 shares.
Information about Black Ops 4 first surfaced online this week in a Twitter post by "industry insider" Marcus Sellars . Each November for over a decade now, publisher Activision has dropped a new Call of Duty game on the market.
A former Peace Corps volunteer, Kennedy was an assistant district attorney in two MA districts before being elected to Congress. Joseph Kennedy struck a very different tone from that of the president in delivering the Democratic Party's response.
Andrew Cullis, Toyota GB marketing director said: "We're really excited to be partnering with the Ambition Programme". The team has been announced, it's our biggest ever, and the first athletes have touched down in PyeongChang.
Shots were fired inside a prominent hospital in Jammu and Kashmir's capital Srinagar this morning, killing two police constables. The police are on the lookout for the LeT man -Mohammed Naveed Jat - but they're even more anxious about a possible inside job.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed a deal to join LA Galaxy and has already signed a contract with the MLS side, reports say. Ibrahimovic is out of contract at the end of the season, having previously signed a one-year deal at United.
That's why the Go Red For Women Movement was created and National Wear Red Day furthers that mission. Heart disease is South Carolina's leading killer for women among all racial and ethnic groups.
Police officer shot & killed in north Texas
Sherrard is the first to die on duty in the 63-year history of the Richardson department, Spivey said during a news conference. It is an emotionally trying, traumatic day, but they're out there doing the things they do best serving this community".
Poland's President To Sign Holocaust Bill Into Law
We are victims of the Holocaust too, and saying that death camps or concentration camps were " Polish " is a crime. Millions of its citizens were killed, including three million Polish Jews in the Holocaust .
Light icing expected early Sunday
Chance of precipitation is 40%. "It may start out as a little bit of rain actually and switch over to snow ( Monday) night ". Wednesday , the high will be near 30 with sunny skies and a northwest wind of 6 miles per hour , the weather service said.
Man Behind False Missile Alert Explains What Happened
Five other workers at the station heard the "exercise" phrase at the start and end of the message, said Brig. Moses Kaoiwi, director of joint staff with the Hawaii National Guard, as interim agency administrator.
Jaguar's I-Pace set to debut in Geneva in March
In addition, owners will be able to use mains power to prepare the battery and cabin temperature ahead of a journey. Cold weather has not, traditionally, been the friend of electric vehicles.
United States stocks close lower on sell-off
The S&P 500 index showed 13 new 52-week highs and 4 new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded 26 new highs and 32 new lows. Pfizer Inc PFE.N was down 3.1 percent despite its better-than-expected earnings and upbeat 2018 guidance.