President Frank-Walter Steinmeier called the party leaders together after talks between Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties to form a previously untried coalition collapsed.
He denied he had agreed to a re-run of the conservative alliance that has ruled Germany for the last four years and added that forming another such coalition was "not automatic".
After suffering its worst ever general election result, the SPD declared it would not reprise its role as junior partner to Merkel and wanted instead to rebuild in opposition.
In a sign of the ongoing friction between Schulz and Merkel's bloc that may make negotiations hard, he blamed the Bildreport on a leak from her side and said he had telephoned her Friday to say it was "unacceptable".
Merkel this week said she hoped to talk with the Social Democrats "in a serious, engaged, honest way and obviously with the intention of success".
FILE PHOTO: Acting Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference at the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) headquarters in Berlin, Germany, November 27, 2017. Her attempts to form a three-way tie-up with the pro-business Free Democratic party (FDP) and the Greens failed.
In a Facebook Live appearance, Schulz mentioned other possible options for the next government, including a minority administration and a coalition that would include the conservatives, the SPD and the Greens.
Ahead of that congress, which will also decide whether to re-elect Schulz as chief of the SPD, the party's top brass has been careful to tread softly regarding its options.
Merkel's camp said the ball was in the SPD's court.
"We remain clear: the SPD's rejection of a continued grand coalition was mandatory and right", says the petition.
Officials from Erdogan's office said during Thursday's talk Merkel promised she would work toward expediting European Union funds earmarked to help Syrian refugees in Turkey.
"We need a different Europe and the initiatives that the French president has suggested should not be given a "no" from Berlin or left unanswered", he said, referring to Macron's ideas of creating a new eurozone finance minister position and giving the 19-member zone its own budget.
This is known as the moon illusion and the moon hasn't grown; it's a trick your eyes are playing on you . A supermoon occurs when there is a full moon at or near the point where the moon reaches perigee.
It initially trailed Datally in the Philippines, where it said users saved as much as 30% of their data after installing the app. The app also tracks real-time usage of each app that's now in use, which Google likens to a "speedometer" for your data.
Winona Ryder stars in the series, leading a cast of relative unknowns and playing the mother of the disappeared boy. That's what I'm excited about. "We're trying to figure out still how long it'll take to get there, so we'll see".
Around 4,882 cases of rape were reported in the state in 2016, followed by UP with 4,816 cases and Maharashtra with 4,189 cases. However, when overall crime, including those under SLL, was taken into account, UP shot towards the top of the list.
Mariah's mother, Kristy Woods, earlier this week implored whoever had her daughter to please bring the young girl home. Woods, Mariah's mother, called her daughter an "angel", describing the child as "goofy", "outgoing" and "talkative".
It's believed she had left voluntarily with him. "We are emotionally drained, but we are absolutely elated to have her safe". As of Friday, the teen was being held in police custody until a reunion with her family could be arranged.
Butch Jones was sacked as coach after a blowout loss to Missouri; Tennessee finished its season 4-8 (0-8 in SEC play). After being ranked in the Top 25 at the start of the year, Tennessee went 4-8 to set a school record for losses.
China's Liu Yifei has beaten about 1,000 candidates to win the title role in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of Mulan . Liu also stood out because Disney were looking for an ethnic Chinese woman in order to defer to cultural accuracy.
Israel Attacks Iranian Base in Syria
The "blatant assault" inflicted material losses at the site near Damascus, the network said. Syrian state TV reports that the attack caused damage but two missiles were intercepted.
Woods confirms comeback with second round 68
Four hours of a solid round of golf lowered Woods' odds of winning the Masters from 66-1 to 33-1, according to Vegas Insider . Those are the internal struggles I haven't had for a while. "A lot more practice, a lot more training and more tournaments".
Netflix picks up new Sabrina the Teenage Witch series
This version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch won't have much in common with the previous television incarnation of the character. Aguirre-Sacasa also wrote the comic Afterlife with Archie , which depicts a zombie apocalypse in the town of Riverdale .
Troutman Christmas Parade will go down Eastway Drive
Motorists should expect partial closures of downtown streets including Front, Center and Exchange for the event. Begin your day in Louisa with some holiday shopping at the Christmas festival at Courthouse Square, at 10 a.m.
BMW unveils new i8 Roadster and Coupe with more electric range
This allows for a 12-hp bump in peak power from the front electric motor , bringing its output to 141 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The F90 BMW M5 will be arriving in US showrooms in spring 2018 with an MSRP of $102,600 plus $995 Destination and Handling.