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Hero to 'loser': the broken promises of Germany's Schulz

Berlin - Barely a year after promising to jolt Germany's oldest party back to life, Martin Schulz has said he will step down as leader of the Social Democrats -- weakened by a poll debacle and a U-turn too many.

Germany's Schulz to step down as leader of Social Democrats

Berlin - Martin Schulz announced Wednesday he would step down as leader of Germany's centre-left Social Democrats and that he intended to serve as foreign minister in the next coalition government led by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Schulz ready for tense talks with Merkel on ending German impasse

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel and Social Democrat chief Martin Schulz said Friday they are ready to start talks on ending Germany's political deadlock, although they may not share the same idea on what shape any future cooperation would take.

SPD leader Schulz backs talks with Merkel on political impasse

Berlin - Social Democrat chief Martin Schulz said Friday he backed starting talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on ending Germany's political deadlock, but left options open on what shape any future cooperation would take.

German Social Democrats in turmoil after historic loss

Berlin - The defeat Sunday of German Social Democrat Martin Schulz at the hands of Chancellor Angela Merkel is his party's worst loss since World War II and another blow for Europe's centre-left.

Martin Schulz, luckless challenger 'shadow-boxing' Merkel

Frankfurt Am Main - A high-school dropout who grafted his way into the EU corridors of power, Germany's Martin Schulz is used to battling the odds. But taking on Angela Merkel may be his most unenviable challenge yet.

Cool Merkel to meet fiery Schulz in TV debate showdown

Berlin - Angela Merkel, Germany's cool and collected chancellor, will go head-to-head Sunday with her fiery challenger Martin Schulz in their only television debate before this month's general elections, in a crucial match that could sway millions of voters.

Merkel 'out of touch', says challenger as vote nears

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is "aloof" and "out of touch", her main challenger Martin Schulz said Sunday, stepping up his attacks as he seeks to turn around a flagging campaign ahead of next month's general election.

Merkel rival slams car bosses in bid to revive campaign

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief challenger in a September election, Martin Schulz, on Sunday launched a stinging attack on the country's dieselgate-tainted car industry as he sought to turn around a flagging campaign.

Martin Schulz hits out at 'arrogant' Merkel

Dortmund - Social Democrat chief Martin Schulz lashed out Sunday at Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing her of "arrogance" as he sought to reverse his party's plunging popularity.

'Sexy beast' Schulz fires up support ahead of German poll

Berlin - Matthias Zeller, a 21-year-old Social Democratic activist, caused a stir in Germany when he enthused on national television that his party's new leader Martin Schulz was a "geile Sau" -- which loosely translates as "sexy beast".

Germany's Schulz launches 'social-populist' attack on Merkel

Berlin - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats, Martin Schulz, is seen beating Chancellor Angela Merkel in September elections according to several recent polls, thanks to an unapologetically leftist programme that has earned him accusations of veering towar...

EU veteran Schulz urges 'fairer Germany' as he takes on Merkel

Berlin - Former European Parliament chief Martin Schulz Sunday urged a "fairer" Germany as he launched his challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel in September's general election, hoping to shake up the race on a wave of popularity.

Schulz, EU veteran with popular touch to rival Merkel

Frankfurt Am Main - After years spent honing his political skills in Brussels, former EU parliament head Martin Schulz has returned home to enter the race for Germany's top job, seen as the only man popular enough to challenge Angela Merkel.

EU Parliament chief Schulz returns to German politics 

Brussels - Germany's Martin Schulz said Thursday he would step down as head of the European Parliament and return to national politics, where speculation grew he could emerge as a challenge to Angela Merkel.

EU's Schulz slams new UK cabinet

Brussels - European Parliament chief Martin Schulz on Thursday took aim at British Prime Minister Theresa May's new cabinet, saying it continued a "dangerously vicious cycle" that will hurt Britain and Europe.

EU must watch rights in Turkey despite refugee deal: Schulz

Berlin - European Parliament President Martin Schulz said Sunday the EU must make no concessions to Turkey over human rights but voiced confidence in a deal with Ankara to manage the refugee crisis.

EU's Schulz refuses to back down in Poland 'coup' spat

Strasbourg - European Parliament chief Martin Schulz refused to apologise on Tuesday for likening events in Poland under the new right-wing government to a coup, insisting he had many concerns about the country's direction.

Poland demands apology as Schulz evokes 'coup'

Berlin - European Parliament chief Martin Schulz on Monday compared the political situation in Poland to a "coup", drawing the anger of the Polish government which is locked in a battle against the country's top court.

'EU in danger' of disappearing, warns Schulz

Berlin - The European Union is under threat from rising populism and nationalism fuelled by a record migrant influx, European Parliament president Martin Schulz warned Tuesday. "The European Union is in danger.

Free blogger Badawi 'immediately', EU parliament head tells Saudi king

Strasbourg - EU Parliament President Martin Schulz, announcing the prestigious Sakharov award for Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, called Thursday on Saudi King Salman to free him immediately and to ensure the respect of human rights.

German Socialist Martin Schulz elected new EU parliament president

Strasbourg - German Social-Democrat Martin Schulz was elected on Tuesday to head the European Parliament in the first session since elections in May.

The Coolest Books of Fall 2006

Fall reminds some people of Halloween, turtlenecks and turkey. But for book nerds like me, it’s all about the new releases from non-fiction publishers big and small. Here are four reviews of newcomers worth buying.

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