On the other hand, viewers said Schulz's arguments sounded more aggressive and closer to the people.
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.
Merkel's CDU party and Bavarian CSU allies hold a 17-percentage point lead over Schulz's SPD ahead of the September 24 national election.
Merkel argued that the cease of the accession talks with Turkey can only be decided in the concert of the European Union states.
In their exchange on Trump and North Korea, Schulz accused the US president of "bringing the world to the brink of crisis with his tweets" and said Germany should work with its European partners, Canada, Mexico and Trump's domestic USA opponents.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed during a phone call "that North Korea has trampled on worldwide law and that the global community must therefore react with determination against this new escalation", the chancellery said in a statement.
"I don't think that one can solve this conflict without the American President", she said.
Her show of experience appeared to work with voters.
"That is what being chancellor is about", Merkel said. More than half of viewers, 55 percent, named Merkel the victor, according to an ARD poll.
Much of the debate was taken up with the issue of migrants, with Merkel saying she stood by her decision to allow hundreds of thousands of refugees into Germany in 2015 and insisted the country can't isolate itself from the effects of wars and poverty elsewhere in the world.
However, Mrs Merkel returned to the issue later on in the debate, making a u-turn by promising to end the negotiations. Merkel shot back: "We had a very dramatic situation then".
China, North Korea's chief sponsor and trading partner, is unwilling to do anything that might bring down the regime in Pyongyang. It added that the US and South Korea "agree on using sanctions and pressures to have North Korea come to the table for talks".
It shut down Wednesday as Harvey made a third landfall in southwest Louisiana, bringing flooding to the Port Arthur area. He continued, "As gas prices go up refineries around the globe are seeing incentives to send gas to the United States".
USA officials worry that if Pakistan becomes an active foe, it could further destabilise Afghanistan and endanger US soldiers. According to sources at Foreign Office (FO), Islamabad is not in favour of worsening its relations with the US.
He and his wife, Sarah, were forced to file for bankruptcy, and he began a long struggle to pay off his taxes and creditors. Berman and his wife adopted a son, Joshua, as well, who died of a brain tumor in 1977 at the age of 12.
Tuesday, Pyongyang launched an intermediate-range missile, identified by the North Koreans as the Hwasong-12, over Japan. North Korea is believed to have conducted a test after a magnitude 5.7 natural disaster was detected earlier Sunday.
Lavrov said Moscow would react to the decision once it has finished analyzing the USA order, the Associated Press reported . A State Department official said they would have "sufficient time" to pack their things and move out.
Trump told aides at the time he was upset Comey wouldn't publicly say whether or not he was under investigation. Mueller III, has obtained a letter that President Trump and a top political aide drafted in the days before Mr.
Twenty-two percent (22%) believe most GOP senators are more likely to agree with their Democratic peers, while 16% are not sure. About Trump's Springfield appearance, Allman said "if you're a Republican and you avoid being there we're taking your name".
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Trump mulling withdrawal from Korea trade deal
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But with his team clinging to a 37-34 lead late in the third quarter, Pigrome left the game with an apparent leg injury. But what goes around comes around - Hill returned to the end zone on a 65-yard return of Poona Ford's blocked kick.
Kenya court overturns election result
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Lenovo's Mixed Reality Headset Is Called The Explorer
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Buhari Congratulates 'Impressive' Super Eagles
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Melania Trump to Hurricane Victims: 'Be Strong'
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King Modi botched up, demonetisation made India suffer
"We had an idea that the bulk of the money would come back but the present 99 percent is a surprise for most of us", he said. The old notes were allowed to be deposited in banks, with unusual deposits coming under income tax scrutiny.