Scholz seals deal to crown career as German chancellor

Japan News | Nov 25, 2021 at 6:48 AM

BERLIN (AP) — Olaf Scholz is set to become post-World War II Germany’s ninth chancellor, crowning a career that has seen him serve in a string of top government posts, after leading his party to an election comeback that appeared hugely unlikely just a few months ago.

German parties reach deal for government to end Merkel era

Japan News | Nov 25, 2021 at 6:45 AM

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s would-be governing parties vowed Wednesday to modernize Europe’s biggest economy and step up efforts against climate change as they announced an agreement that leaves center-left leader Olaf Scholz poised to replace longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel within weeks.

Sweden’s first female prime minister quits hours later

Japan News | Nov 25, 2021 at 6:42 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Hours after being tapped as Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigned Wednesday after suffering a budget defeat in parliament and her coalition partner the Greens left the two-party minority government.