Angela Merkel chairs first cabinet meeting of third term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has chaired the first meeting of her newly-formed "grand coalition" cabinet despite injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Switzerland.

Germany`s Merkel agrees coalition with Social Democrats

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday agreed to form a coalition government with campaign rivals the Social Democrats, two months after her conservatives won elections but fell short of a full majority.

Germany polls: Angela Merkel wins, but no absolute majority

German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s conservatives won in the elections with the best result in over two decades but narrowly missed an absolute majority, preliminary official results showed.