Merkel Wins German Election With Progressive Agenda

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BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has claimed a mandate to form a new German government after her conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term. She conceded that her party "would have preferred a better result." But she noted that her party had been in power for 12 years and said the last four years had been "extremely challenging." After shock election results last year, such as Britain's vote to leave the E...

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ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds’ neighbors and fears of further instability and violence across the Middle East. Polling stations opened their doors at 8:00 a.m. (1.00 a.m. ET) and should close at 6:00 p.m. The final results should be announced within 72 hours. The vote, expected to deliv...

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