Asked in the ARD interview when Germans would get tax relief given that Germany has a budget surplus, Merkel said that would come "in the next legislative period". "Much of what we found hard at the beginning, we can now do pretty well". Germany's economy minister says free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed.
In 14 rounds of talks, the two sides had not agreed on a single common chapter out of 27 being discussed, Mr Gabriel said . The trade talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) began to stagnate years ago with the 14th round of negotiations between American and European Union officials in Brussels in July serving as potentially the final death knell.
Frank-Juergen Weise, the head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, said in an interview in the German weekly Bild am Sonntag that he expects a sharp drop in numbers in 2016 compared with previous year. On Tuesday Merkel, responding to interview questions by regional newspapers about her plans for the 2017 elections, said: "I will comment on that at the appropriate time".
Aldridge, 32, was pushing a stroller on the city's South Side on Friday afternoon when two men exchanged gunfire nearby, hitting her in the arm and the head, according to police. In another he wrote: "The city of Chicago is hurting". We need more help & more hands on deck. Wade has been an outspoken critic of gun violence, while his mother Jolinda Wade - a Chicago pastor - spoke on a panel about gun violence earlier this week.
State police said Rodriguez is an undocumented immigrant, did not have a driver's license and was not authorized to drive a commercial motor vehicle. About 30 to 40 passengers were on board the bus, according to police, who were "daily hires" to do construction and help rebuild after the severe flooding that has hit Louisiana.
FILE - This Aug. 12, 2015 file photo provided by NOAA's Office of Exploration and Research/Hohonu Moana 2015 shows a massive sponge photographed at a depth of about 7,000 feet in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument off the shores of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.