German election: Merkel, rival Schulz set for only TV debate

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017 file photo German Chancellor and top candidate for the upcoming general election, Angela Merkel, delivers a speech during the start of her election campaign in Dortmund, Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her center-left rival Martin Schulz are preparing for their only televised election debate Sunday Sept. 3, 2017 ahead of the country’s Sept. 24 vote. Merkel, who heads the center-right Christian Democrats, has been stepping up her campaign in recent weeks as she seeks a fourth term leading Europe’s biggest economy. (Ina Fassbender/dpa via AP,file)