BC-EU--Germany-Politics , 0211
Contributed by NAMPA / Associated Press.
Germany's Martin Schulz resigns as Social Democrat leader<
Eds: Updates throughout with Schulz statement<
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's Social Democratic Party chairman Martin Schulz announced Tuesday he was stepping down from his position immediately, stressing that it was time for a "renewal" of the center-left party.
The move was expected after Schulz on Friday abandoned his plan to become the country's foreign minister in a new coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservativ ...