BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister says talks to form a new governing coalition could drag on for some time after Chancellor Angela Merkel's party lost its previous partner. But he's confident the country won't have to hold new elections.
Merkel's conservatives won Sunday's election but fell five seats short of an absolute majority and saw their coalition partners, the pro-business Free Democrats, voted out of Parliament. That leaves Merkel seeking an alliance with one of two center-left rivals — and neither is rushing to sign up.
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told the weekly Die Zeit Wednesday that the future governing parties will need to build confidence "and that could take some time."
However, Schaeuble says "there will not be new elections" since the other parties have a "basic supply of common sense."
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The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says a tractor trailer crashed on Route 39, in the Town of Eagle.
One letter was about the violent altercation between Jim Ying and another employee, and in the other letter Ying described why the restaurant is closing.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
Brothers were playing Thursday morning in Cattaraugus County, when an eight-year-old boy was struck by gunfire.
TYRE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York developer says he wants to build a $350 million casino in the Finger Lakes.