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Germany's Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

Germany's Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTalks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed, leaving Angela Merkel facing her biggest challenge in 12 years as chancellor.The free-market liberal FDP pulled out after four weeks of talks with Mrs Merkel's CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens.FDP leader Christian Lindner said there was "no basis of trust" between them.What happens next is unclear, but Mrs Merkel is due to meet President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who has the power to call snap elections.Her bloc won September's poll, but many voters deserted the mainstream parties.Germany coalition: Merkel's 'political party poker'Why German election was a turning pointMrs Merkel said she regretted the collapse of the talks, adding she would meet the German president later on Monday to ...
GB win 4x100m relay gold as Bolt pulls up injured – highlights & report

GB win 4x100m relay gold as Bolt pulls up injured – highlights & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Great Britain's men claimed a stunning 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships as Usain Bolt pulled up injured in his final race.On a febrile night of track and field, Mo Farah's own finale ended with 5,000m silver as he was beaten in a global final for the first time in six years.But with the young GB women's sprint quartet storming to a silver of their own it felt like a generational shift as the stadium came alive just as it had at the 2012 Olympics.Never before has a British team won a world sprint gold, but the quartet of CJ Ujah, Adam Gemili, Danny Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake ran a near-perfect race to hold off the fancied US team, with Japan taking bronze as Bolt collapse...