BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) unveiled plans on Wednesday to keep pensions stable and cap contributions in an effort to win over voters in a September election and unseat conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel who is seeking a fourth term.
Parliament expresses 'deep concern' over Gulf diplomatic rift, but government stops short of taking a side.
Government says list of 59 people and 12 groups, with ties to Qatar, 'reinforces allegations that hold no foundation'.
From border debates to hacking fallout, Gulf neighbours have hit a number of rough patches over the years.
Amid GCC diplomatic crisis, hundreds of mixed-citizenship couples are facing separation.
The attempt to politically ostracise the tiny emirate is more likely to isolate Riyadh than to bring Qatar to its knees.