BERLIN—The fate of Europe’s longest-serving leader still in office will be sealed Sunday by a fractious political party that has lost half of its voters and used up six leaders in the past 15 years. Four months after Germany’s center-left Social Democratic Party scored their worst postwar result in a general election, 600 of the party’s delegates will meet to decide whether to forge a ruling alliance with Angela Merkel’s conservatives and usher in the German chancellor’s fourth term in office....
BERLIN—Angela Merkel made a breakthrough toward forming a government and securing her fourth term as Germany’s chancellor, according to a draft policy agreement reached by her conservative party and its center-left rivals for a renewed alliance. The draft agreement, seen by The Wall Street Journal, describes the priorities of a possible joint government on issues ranging for European integration to migration and tax. The document was still under discussion for final approval Friday morning....
Germany's outgoing government posted a budget surplus of 5.3 billion euros ($6.35 billion) in 2017, highlighting the solid fiscal position for the potential coalition parties currently in talks to form the new government. "The fiscal situation of the federal government is good, but money doesn't grow on trees," said a senior finance ministry official, who declined to be named.
Leading German conservatives say it would probably take only two weeks to finalize a coalition deal with the Social Democrats should the party back a preliminary agreement at their party convention Sunday. Chancellor Merkel seeks coalition with SPD where many are skeptical.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".