In this file photo taken on March 23, 2018 Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a joint press conference with French president on the second day of a summit of European Union (EU) leaders in Brussels. (AFP / Ludovic MARIN)
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Tempers are fraying in Chancellor Angela Merkel's new cabinet before she gathers ministers on Tuesday for a two-day retreat aimed at team-building in the ruling coalition, which took power just last month.Simmering antipathy between the awkward partners boiled over on Saturday in a row over law enforcement, highlighting the challenge Merkel faces to forge a team spirit in the alliance of her conservatives and the left-leaning Social Democrats (SPD).Andrea Nahles, poised to take over as SPD leader this later month, said Spahn -- a conservative -- should focus on the health portfolio.Merkel took office last month as chancellor for a fourth, and likely final, term that may prove her most challenging yet as she leads the fragile coalition with her personal standing diminished following Germany's 2015 refugee crisis.
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