The reality in Germany is as distinct from the all-consuming, deer-in-the-headlights shemozzle of British politics as it is from the greatest crises of the country's own recent history.
Westminster should go easy on the Schadenfreude about Germany's political turmoil.
This compares with the election result of 32.9 per cent for the conservatives, 20.5 per cent for the SPD, 12.6 percent for AfD, 10.7 per cent for FDP, 9.2 per cent for the Left party and 8.9 per cent for the Greens.
Whether Germany chooses to have another election in the New Year or it's first minority government since WW2, this could signal end of Mrs Merkel's tenure.
With German leadership seen as crucial for a European Union grappling with governance reform and Britain's impending exit, FDP leader Christian Lindner's announcement that he was pulling out spooked investors and sent the euro falling in the morning.
The single currency EUR=EBS rose 0.1 percent to $1.1749 on Tuesday after falling half a percent on Monday, its biggest daily fall since Oct. 26. As a result, Merkel and her caretaker government will need to take shelter in a position of firm solidarity with the rest of the EU27, and especially with France. But the plan fell apart when the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked out of talks shortly before midnight on Sunday over disagreements on issues ranging from energy policy to migration. Mr. Lindner's decision also shows that the AfD has corrupted the ability to compromise in a more fundamental way.
"It is better not to govern than to govern badly", he said, adding that the parties did not share "a common vision on modernising" Germany. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will ultimately have to make that decision, since the German constitution doesn't allow parliament to dissolve itself. Others include violent crimes and unexplained deaths.
"We are not an emergency stop-gap for Merkel", she said.
But "we're not Weimar" is not exactly comforting.
New parliament speaker Wolfgang Schaeuble, the former finance minister, opened the legislature by reminding all parties of their promise to voters to deliver a stable government, but also conceded that no-one could be forced to join a government they don't want. "To do so, you'd probably have to reach all the way back to the Vietnam era, and the sceptical hearings about the war held by the late, legendary Chairman William Fulbright", Glasser writes. Nor is it in "meltdown".
Merkel's government has been adamant that sanctions cannot be lifted without implementation of the Minsk peace accord. She brushed aside suggestions that she was a lame duck, telling ARD television that she was "a woman who has responsibility and is ready to continue taking responsibility".
With just 16 months to go until Britain leaves the bloc, talks are deadlocked mainly because of the financial settlement, and discussions of future trading terms or transition arrangements won't even begin until the EU side is happy with the offer on the bill.
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Mrs Merkel, a skilled and unideological dealmaker, would stand a good chance of making one work in Berlin. "This crisis in Germany runs counter to his plans", he said.
"The speech prompted the same questions about Mugabe that Zimbabweans have asked for years: Was he showing signs of senility?"
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The lawsuit was filed by Marcus Vaughn, who is black, and who worked at a Tesla production factory in California . Heavy-duty fuel-cell trucks constructed by Toyota are carrying freight at the Port of Los Angeles.
In his press conference Peru coach Ricardo Gareca preferred to thank the team's psychologist for the result. The same team that raised the trophy at Maracana in Rio de Janeiro 3 1/2 years ago: Germany .
England boss Gareth Southgate has made five changes to his starting lineup for the friendly international with Brazil . It's also good news for Liverpool fans who see the center-back position as one that could use some fresh talent.
Arsenal's chief scout, Steve Rowley is reportedly ready to leave the club after a 35-year association ( via The Daily Mail ). Even with a number of players dropping out of the squad, the England manager still decided not to turn to Wilshere .
Truex won't have team owner Barney Visser in attendance because Visser is recovering in Colorado from a heart attack and surgery. Pollex, who suffered a recurrence of ovarian cancer this year, reminded Truex of how far they've come when she embraced him.
His leap is mighty and his shot is hard. "I can only try and get wins which will hopefully make the supporters feel a bit better". Rubbing salt into Moyes' wounds, Arnautovic was forced off after landing awkwardly on his arm in the closing stages.
But eventually Sock managed to charge to a 6-4 victory and claim his place into the semifinals where he faces Grigor Dimitrov . When Federer missed last year's Tour Finals through injury, it seemed possible he would never recapture his former glories.
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It is understood the criminals attempted to force the car to stop but luckily the tyre company's staff were able to escape. Outgoing world champion Rosberg told German source T-Online: "I do not think Vettel will have a better chance next year".
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The Jays later tasked a no-nonsense coach, Mel Queen, with berating the minors-sequestered Halladay in hopes of toughening him up. But he phoned back before that, realizing the time he wanted to take to settle his emotions wouldn't make it any easier to talk.