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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will speak about the future of Europe at the World Economic Forum in Davos but will leave before US President Donald Trump is due to arrive.
Authorities in Germany say the death toll from a storm that swept across the country has increased to at least eight.
The Swiss second seed was too strong for the 55th-ranked Struff, reeling off a 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory in 1hr 55min in the night match on Rod Laver Arena.
Some 600 delegates from the SPD will hold a make-or-break vote on Sunday on whether to enter into formal coalition talks or risk plunging the country into political chaos.
Russia spoke out strongly today against the US push for modifying a nuclear agreement with Iran, while Germany said it would seek more detail on what the US wants.
Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday the war against the Islamic State group is not over, even if the jihadists have been "largely defeated militarily".
Merkel insisted the accord with the Social Democrats, which must still be approved by the party's rank and file, would ensure Germany's enduring stability and prosperity.
Germany will limit the number of asylum seeker arrivals to around 200,000 annually under a draft coalition agreement sealed Friday in marathon talks between the country's two biggest parties.
A tentative German coalition government deal cleared a key hurdle Friday when the Social Democrats' party board gave the green light to the agreement hammered out in marathon talks.
Germany inched toward a new government Friday as Chancellor Angela Merkel and the centre-left Social Democrats agreed to move ahead with formal talks to build a coalition.
Germany's Angela Merkel reaches 'breakthrough' after marathon talks for coalition with Social Democrats
After more than 24 hours of talks and months of political paralysis, red-eyed party chiefs and their negotiating teams reached an in-principle agreement to start formal coalition talks.
A group of Islamists in Germany who formed a "sharia police" vigilante street patrol will face trial again after a court on Thursday overturned an earlier acquittal.
Tens of thousands of German workers downed tools this week as the country's largest union ramped up its battle for the right to a 28-hour week.
September's inconclusive elections left veteran leader Merkel without a majority and struggling to find partners to govern Europe's biggest economy.
France's finance minister on Wednesday urged Germany to loosen the purse strings to help boost European growth