However, SPD party leadership announced that it would give a formal recommendation on how to proceed to its members by Monday.
Schulz had originally vowed to return to the opposition benches with his party following their poor performance in September's federal elections and only recently softened his position when "Jamaica" coalition talks between the CDU, CSU, Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Greens (Gruene) collapsed. "This is simply wrong", Schulz said, adding that the report appeared to be based on sources within Merkel's conservative CDU/CSU bloc.
Schulz said he had telephoned the CDU leader to say that any such claims from her conservatives to the media would be viewed as "a breach of trust".
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The SPD will hold a party congress in Berlin on December 7-9, where it is expected to debate its options.
"We have many options for forming a government".
Meantime, she continues to head a caretaker government made up of her conservatives and the Social Democrats. "The fact that we underlined today that we are prepared to enter such talks with the SPD shows that we're aiming to bring these talks to a successful conclusion".
The youth branch of the SPD is organising a petition which rejects a third grand coalition under Merkel and advocates that the centre-left should tolerate a Christian Democrat minority government instead.
SPD leader Martin Schulz told Spiegel magazine that he would insist on a far-reaching reform of the European Union (EU) and German social policy.
Germany's Bild newspaper and the news agencies Reuters and DPA reported earlier on Friday that a deal had been reached to pursue the grand coalition option. "And the initiatives the French president has taken must not be answered with a constant "no" or with silence from Berlin", he said.
"A positive response to Emmanuel Macron will be a key demand in any negotiation with the SPD".
Dabo Swinney's bunch has wins over Auburn, Virginia Tech, NC State and SC , with a really bad loss against Syracuse . They were able to go to the top after previously number one Alabama lost to Auburn over the weekend.
Everton are set to hire Sam Allardyce as manager, ending a prolonged search following the October sacking of Ronald Koeman. Everton are now two points above the relegation zone going into Wednesday night's match against West Ham.
Match official Fitzgerald said he had ejected James because he had used "vulgar" language and was "aggressive" in his protests. Fitzgerald gave James a technical foul and then ejected him with 1 minute 56 remaining in the quarter.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have revealed they will get married in St George's Chapel, in Windsor Castle, in May next year. Officials also confirmed that Markle will be baptized and confirmed in the Church of England at some point before the wedding.
Qualcomm General Counsel Don Rosenberg said the timing of Qualcomm's lawsuits is coincidental to Apple's countersuit. In a statement to the ITC, Apple said it wouldn't raise iPhone prices because of lower supply and high demand.
A story will be indicated with a blue circle around the friend's name, and the words "Tap to view" will appear below their bubble. Snapchat has reintroduced autoplaying Stories after it killed the feature a year ago .
A lot of the farms that grew trees for the wholesale market to supply the retailers cut back on planting around 10 years ago. Procrastinators may win out too - plenty of Christmas tree farms drastically lower prices a few days before the 25th.
Security has been stepped up at all markets across Germany ahead of that anniversary, and the looming first Advent weekend. What was found in the suspicious package? Police confirmed the device was an IED, and evacuated the area.
The Dreamchasers artist also told Sharpton that his case is not about him, but everyone else dealing with the justice system. While Meek's sentence has sparked public outrage, Shaprton claims Meek was in high spirits during their meeting.
She said she hopes everyone who visits 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue this December "will get a sense of being home for the holidays". The Red Room has a tree adorned with cookie ornaments and surrounded by tasty sweets such as peppermint candies.
Teenager 'goes too far' in quest to look like Angelina Jolie
It reported that she has lost 40kg and "undergone dozens of procedures" in the space of just a few months to look like Angelina. There have been many such incidents in the past when superfans underwent surgeries to look like their favourites celebrities.
Reliance Jio is offering Rs 1000 cashback on Xiaomi Redmi 5A
It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with either 2GB RAM or 3GB RAM and either 16GB or 32GB storage . Already, the Redmi 5A's price is attractive, and with this offer, Xiaomi is helping Reliance Jio to build its customer base.
Trump lights National Christmas Tree for first time
Among the new touches this year: On the outside, wreaths topped with red bows adorn every White House window. It was in that first year that organizers officially deemed the tree the "National Christmas Tree".
Google's Datally app will now help users save mobile data
Tests of the app in the Philippines had shown that Datally could help save users up to 30 per cent on their data, Google said. For post-paid users, some operators like Airtel are carrying forward unused data for customers, up to a maximum of 200 GB.
SC Warns Netas To Not Pass Any Comment On Padmavati
The ban by Bihar, ruled by a JD-U-BJP coalition, follows that by BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The filmmakers have submitted three applications, including the latest 3D one, to the Censor Board.
Vols focusing on Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy
Since 2010, he has had five 10-win seasons with the Cowboys whereas the Vols have won 10 games once during that span. Gundy, an Oklahoma native and Oklahoma State alum, has spent the majority of his career working in his home state.
Senate Budget Committee Approves GOP Tax Bill
GOP senators hope to pass that plan this week and approve a final bill agreed upon with the House before the end of the year. Spokespeople for the Senate Finance Committee, which drafted the bill, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.