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Germany’s CDU and SPD to Start Formal Coalition Talks

German conservatives are preparing for formal coalition talks with Social Democrats (SPD) Monday shortly after the center-left party voted to break the months of political deadlock. Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Union bloc (CDU) and SPD of Martin Schultz are expected to open formal negotiation this week on extending their coalition of the past four years.  Conservatives are warning, however, that they are not prepared to renegotiate preliminary agreements on such...

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