Schulz, a former president of the European Union's legislative body, said he would end talks with Ankara about joining the bloc because of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's increasingly authoritarian policies.
"I'll speak to my (EU) colleagues to see if we can reach a joint position on this so that we can end these accession talks", Merkel added. Merkel, ruling out a rise in the retirement age to 70 as some in her party have suggested, said she would not join forces with the Linke or the hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).
"No German citizen can travel safely to Turkey anymore", Schulz said, referring to the detention of 12 German citizens on political charges in the past months.
The escalating tensions have split the Turkish community in Europe's top economy, the largest diaspora overseas, which is a legacy of Germany's "guest worker" programme of the 1960s and 70s.
Merkel said she did not want to break Germany's ties with Turkey or cease Turkey's opportunity to join the European Union, as at least 50 per cent Turkish people hope to join.
Polls published after the televised debate put the chancellor ahead in the crucial clash.
Mrs Merkel was some 14 points ahead of Mr Schulz in opinion polls before the debate.
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The "artificial quake" was 9.8 times more powerful than the tremor from the North's fifth test, the state weather agency said . North Korea says it has successfully conducted a test of hydrogen bomb meant for intercontinental ballistic missile.
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The Congress leader also said the FDI had fallen by seven per cent and credit to the industry was lowest in the last 63 years. The RBI yesterday said about 99 per cent of Rs 15.44 lakh crore demonetised currency came back into the system.
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Trump draws less confidence in his ability to make wise decisions about immigration and the use of nuclear weapons (40% each). Trump said the USA needs to keep pace with other countries and ideally needs a business tax of 15 percent.
Relations between Germany and Turkey have soured in recent years.
Schulz, who had previously complained that Merkel was lulling voters to sleep with her refusal to engage in combative debate, went on the offensive quickly.
Most of the respondents of the first survey released at the end of the debate, agreed that although Schulz performed better than expected, Merkel still won in terms of her credibility, sympathy, arguments and competence.
"That is what being chancellor is about", Merkel said.
Merkel called it a "very dramatic situation" that forced her to make a decision.
"I believe that we will manage this together", she told viewers, as she asked them for their support at the ballot boxes on Sept 24.
This shared vernacular was created back when Becker and Fagen were students at Bard and they spoke it over the next half century. The band temporarily disbanded in 1981, during which time Becker focused on producing records rather than making them himself.
Entering play Thursday, Anaheim is one game back of the Minnesota Twins for the second American League Wild Card place. Acquired in the off-season, the Tigers may have found their centerfielder of the future in the form of Mikie Mahtook.
White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert speaks during the daily press briefing, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Washington. He's likely to get closer to the devastation zone Saturday when he returns to Texas, probably to the Houston area.
North Korea has said its firing of a missile over Japan on Tuesday was "the first step" of military operations in the Pacific. Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are at their highest point in years after a series of missile tests by Pyongyang.
Embassy Anthony Godfrey Saturday and protested U.S. intentions to search a Russian diplomatic property in Washington. Lavrov, in a phone call, bore all of the hallmarks of a Cold War-era grudge match, the New York Times reported .
While job growth slightly slowed last month, the overall labor market recovery remains solid so far this year. That was the largest gain since February and came despite a lull in homebuilding activity and home sales.
The Mountaineers went for it, with quarterback Will Grier rolling to his left and pulling up for a pass. The first quarter was a battle of defenses, with the Hokies taking a 3-0 lead into the second quarter.
But the US -led coalition has expressed caution for months, citing a lack of evidence. "We've heard all kinds of reporting". Baghdadi, who has a $25m bounty on his head, has been reported dead a number of times in the previous year .
Importantly, the letter Trump and Miller penned together - and Comey's dismissal - did not occur in a vacuum. However, the biggest revelation that came out of the interview involved Former FBI Director Jim Comey.
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Western Michigan gave No. 4 USC all they could handle, keeping pace with the Trojans going into the fourth quarter. On his next opportunity, however, Darnold capped an 83-yard drive with a 11-yard touchdown rush off a bootleg.
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Florida State (0-1) will look to become the first team since Miami in 1983 to win a national championship after losing its opener. The Wolverines marched down the field to start the third quarter, scoring on a 3-yard Karan Higdon touchdown run.
Toronto gas prices expected to hit $1.32 on weekend
Marie, Thunder Bay, and Timmins have been reporting the highest gas prices, in the range of 131.9 to 133.9 cents per litre. Locally, prices across the Greater Toronto Area may hit between $1.329 and $1.339 per litre on September 2.
Wall Street opens higher as data lowers rate hike view
For the month, the Dow and the S&P 500 notched five-month winning streaks, while the Nasdaq recorded its ninth positive month. Health care and technology companies lead the way and the Nasdaq composite closed at a record high.
An Asteroid Named Florence Just Flew by Earth
Asteroid Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles in size, according to NASA . The asteroid owes its name to Florence Nightingale , founder of modern school of nurses.
CC Sabathia Rips Nunez, Red Sox Over Bunting
The Red Sox went 1-for-8 with men on base against Sabathia and were 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Sabathia pitched in a tight game before the Yankees added four runs in the sixth and seventh.
Windows Mixed Reality headsets to cost £399 in the UK
The Insider Preview version limited the contacts to just Skype or email, but what the final version will offer is unclear for now. Its predecessor, Windows 10 Anniversary Update, a k a 1607 for July 2016, didn't begin rolling out until August .
Asteroid Florence passes by Earth relatively close
The closest passing of a large asteroid to Earth will happen Friday, according to scientists who study "near-Earth objects". EDT on Saturday, according to S&T, as this is when the asteroid will pass much dimmer stars.