Her political future hung on the whim of the SPD vote after her first attempt to form an coalition - with the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) and Greens - failed past year.
Merkel's survival drew cheers from her allies at home and overseas, with French President Emmanuel Macron declaring it "good news for Europe".
The challenges are piling up for Merkel, who has been acting chancellor for more than five months since an inconclusive election, with Europe looking to its largest country for leadership on a host of economic and security issues. In the end, though, two-thirds of its 464,000 members voted in favor of the coalition deal.
Addressing party activists lining the balconies around the atrium of the party's Berlin headquarters early on Sunday, acting SPD leader Olaf Scholz said: "We now have clarity: the SPD will join the next German government". "The SPD will enter the next government".
Pressure from German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier prompted Schulz to rethink and weeks of haggling between his party and Merkel's bloc resulted in a coalition agreement.
A crushing majority enjoyed by her conservatives and the SPD in the last coalition has been trimmed to a slim 56 percent of seats (399 out of total 709) in parliament this time round. Of 362,933 valid postal ballots, some 239,604 members backed entering the grand coalition - 66 per cent support - while 123,329 opposed. In a tweet, they labeled the SPD's decision a "catastrophe" for Germany, promising fierce opposition over the coming four years. However, SPD leaders exploited their leverage as Dr Merkel's last alternative to fresh elections to secure an expansionist programme for government as well as the key finance, foreign and labour ministries.
Wary of ceding further ground to the far-right Islamophobic outfit, Merkel's conservatives and the SPD have agreed to review their cooperation in two years.
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But Prime Minister Turnbull was having none of it, saying "yes" it is a moral thing to do when questioned by reporters. Mr Turnbull said the leaders also discussed the ongoing effort to train police and security forces in Iraq.
And despite Sunday's positive vote outcome, dissenting voices in the SPD remain loud.
The SPD ballot pitted the leadership of the center-left party against the radical youth wing, which wanted the SPD to rebuild in opposition after a disastrous election showing.
The tension within the party over its partnership with Merkel was illustrated by the silence that met news that the "Yes"-camp prevailed, prompting Spiegel Online to headline its story "Hardly any rejoicing".
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel expressed hope that the end of Germany's six-month political limbo would allow the European Union to step up efforts to deal with such issues as immigration, security and trade.
Spahn, 37, a former deputy to hardliner Wolfgang Schaeuble at the finance ministry, has repeatedly slammed Merkel's centrist policies, particularly on immigration.
But crucially, at a congress this week, her party also formally appointed its new general secretary, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, tapped by Merkel to kickstart the renewal process.
Sharma started the third round solidly with three birdies in the first six holes but was a mediocre one-over the rest of the way. Jeev was one of the four co-leader at the end of Day 1 alongside Retief Goosen, Prayad Marksaeng and one more player.
Baldwin Jr., 28, that also had an oustanding warrant, an earlier statement from Indiana State Police said. The male deputy, whose name has not been released, is in critical condition at an Indianapolis hospital.
Barkley for all of his skill, can't play offensive tackle, and that might just be what your favorite team needs. He also averaged over 28 yards per kickoff return. "We saw what he did in the Super Bowl in the passing game".
The Fed's chairman, Jerome Powell, jolted markets on Tuesday, when he said that he's feeling more optimistic about the US economy. The two-year yield slipped to 2.23 percent from 2.26 percent, and the 30-year yield dropped to 3.11 percent from 3.13 percent.
Rick Ross reportedly went to the hospital by ambulance and is being treated for respiratory issues, possibly caused by pneumonia. According the dispatch record obtained by Us Weekly , Ross was "combative" with medical professionals, who arrived at the scene.
The Celtics led, 113-107, after a Rozier 3-pointer with 4:01 left, but they came up dry on their next three trips up the floor. Irving put it a different way. "I've seen it before, but not up close and personal", Blazers coach Terry Stotts said.
The noon service commenced with the evangelist's family bringing in his casket before an invitation-only crowd of about 2,000. Billy Graham's family says the casket was made with no upgrades, and only minor modifications to allow for easy transport.
Still, the Boilermakers will not be able to simply show up and expect an easy path to the tournament championship game on Sunday. Pat Chambers made a decision to roll with a smaller lineup featuring Lamar Stevens at the "5" position for stretches of the game.
GOES 17 will work in tandem with GOES 16 , the first satellite in NOAA's new GEO series, now at the GOES-East position. GOES-16 also observed the uncertain path of Hurricanes Irma and the rapidly intensifying Hurricane Maria in September.
The Syrian Red Crescent confirmed it managed to evacuate the family to Damascus , handing them over to the Pakistani embassy. A senior U.S. general on Tuesday accused Moscow of acting as "both arsonist and firefighter" by failing to rein in Assad.
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The government insisted the attack was being contained. "I fear that more will come to light in the coming weeks", he said. Media reports said it was detected in December but may have been under way for up to a year.
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Transport Minister Hesham Arafat hurried to the accident place to follow up the developments, according to the Egyptian state TV. The train sped for miles, with flames engulfing one carriage after another, killing more than 370 people.
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Balloting in the Charilam (reserved for the tribals) has been deferred to March 12 after the death of a CPI-M candidate. Meanwhile, BJP is a bit player; however, if it wins seats, NPP might want to tie-up with its NDA partner.
Google begins roll-out of Slack-competitor Hangouts Chat
Google Cloud's partnership with Dropbox will lead to centralized content , secure collaboration , and better communication. The partnership will play out in the form of specific integrations between tools from the two providers.
Rassie Erasmus appointed Springboks head coach
Rassie Erasmus outlined his plans for the coming year shortly after SA Rugby unveiled him as the new Springbok coach. Erasmus, capped 36 times, had a stint as Munster director of rugby before returning to South Africa in 2017.
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The competition in the all-electric segment of the market is only going to heat up once the I-Pace hits the market, though. All in, the I-Pace weighs just shy of 4,800 pounds-a hefty figure against the Model 3's roughly 3,800-pound curb weight.
Cellphone catches fire aboard Air Canada flight
Air Canada told MobileSyrup that the customer was "able to walk off the plane and the person's present condition is not known". The flight carrying 266 passengers departed for Vancouver after a two hour delay.