Germany’s top parties reach coalition deal after long talks

German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel, right, the leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Martin Schulz, left, and the chairman of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer, center, enter the conference room at the headquarters of Social democrats Party (SPD) for coalition talks to form a new government in Berlin in this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo. — AFP