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The Latest: French leader congratulates Merkel on 4th term

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French President Emmanuel Macron has congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on winning a fourth term
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The euro dips after far-right exceed expectations in the German elections

The euro dips after far-right exceed expectations in the German elections

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LONDON - The value of the euro dipped slightly on Monday morning following the surprise results of Sunday's elections in Germany.
Chancellor Angela Merkel secured a fourth consecutive term in the Bundestag, but the far-right Alternative für Deutschland gained seats in parliament for the first time in the party's history.
AfD won 13.5% of the vote and is projected to secure 87 seats in parliament - the first time a right-wing party will sit in the Bundestag since the defeat of the Nazis in 1945.
"Merkel's diminished authority - and the rise of a party with links, and similar Eurosceptic...
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Germany's Merkel faces tricky task to build government

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BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is embarking on a complicated quest to form a new government and find answers to the rise of a nationalist, anti-migrant party.
Sunday's election in Europe's biggest economy left Merkel's conservative Union bloc weakened after a campaign that focused squarely on Germany's leader of the past 12 years. However, no other party can lead a new government and Merkel herself lacks any obvious internal challenger.
Merkel's partners since 2013 in a “grand coalition” of Germany's traditionally dominant parties, the centre-left Social Democrats, vowed to go...
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Euro, kiwi slip on political uncertainties, Asia shares fall

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TOKYO - The euro slipped on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term but faced a fractured parliament as support for the far-right surged, while Asian shares pulled back, weighed by concerns about China's economy.
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A Chastened Angela Merkel Braces for a Coalition Tussle

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Germany's Angela Merkel turns to the task of sounding out partners to build a coalition government after securing a fourth term as chancellor in Sunday's election although she was weakened by a surge in support for the far right.
Damaged by her handling of the 2015 migrant crisis, Merkel's conservative bloc took 33% of the vote, down 8.5 points from the 2013 election and hitting its lowest level since 1949.
The German establishment was shocked as conservative voters flocked to the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany , which took 12.6% of the vote. It was the first time a far-right...
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