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'Big obstacles' still in way of Germany coalition deal: Merkel

'Big obstacles' still in way of Germany coalition deal: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the country's top parties still had "big obstacles" to surmount before reaching a new coalition deal, ahead of a final round of negotiations on Thursday.

Australian citizenship crisis threatens government again

Australian citizenship crisis threatens government again

Parliament was due to debate on Wednesday a Labor proposal to send the cases of another nine lawmakers to the High Court, including four members of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's centre-right government.

Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

Efforts to form a three-way coalition government have failed, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, pitching Germany into its worse political crisis for decades ...

UN urges Saudi coalition to end Yemen aid blockade

UN urges Saudi coalition to end Yemen aid blockade

Relief supplies into Yemen have been blocked since the coalition sealed off the country's borders following a missile attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels that was intercepted near Riyadh airport.

Merkel tries to build coalition after vote that puts far right in parliament

Merkel tries to build coalition after vote that puts far right in parliament

Germany's Angela Merkel began the tough task of trying to build a government on Monday after securing a fourth term as chancellor, urging the centre-left Social Democrats ...

12 Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi-led coalition raid

12 Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi-led coalition raid

Twelve Yemeni civilians including women and children have been killed in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition northeast of the capital Sanaa, an official, residents and rebel media said Sunday.

Saudi-led coalition says Yemen civilians hit by mistake

Saudi-led coalition says Yemen civilians hit by mistake

The Saudi-led Arab military coalition on Saturday admitted responsibility for an air strike the previous day in the Yemeni capital that killed 14 civilians, describing it as a ‘technical mistake’.

Austria snap elections set for October 15

Austria snap elections set for October 15

Austria's snap election will be on October 15, party chiefs agreed on Tuesday after the centrist "grand coalition" collapsed.

Eight women, child killed in air raid near Yemen capital

Eight women, child killed in air raid near Yemen capital

Eight women and a child were killed in an overnight air raid on a funeral reception near the Yemeni capital Sanaa, medics said on Thursday.

Rebel fire from Yemen kills Saudi soldier

Rebel fire from Yemen kills Saudi soldier

Cross-border rebel fire from Yemen has killed a soldier in Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition fighting the insurgents in its war-torn neighbour, the interior ministry said.

Opposition 'minister' among 12 dead in Syria car bomb

Opposition 'minister' among 12 dead in Syria car bomb

A ‘minister’ in Syria's opposition government was among at least 12 people killed in a car bomb attack in the south of the country on Thursday, the body's spokesman said.

Turkey, US-led coalition launch operation to sweep IS from Syria town

Turkey, US-led coalition launch operation to sweep IS from Syria town

Turkish special forces units and jets supported by warplanes from the US-led coalition launched an operation in northern Syria on Wednesday to wipe out Islamic State militants along the border ...