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Worldwide Merkel's fourth term in doubt as talks on forming coalition government fail
Author: 0 Merkel's fourth term in doubt as talks on forming coalition government fail

Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Christian Social Union (CSU) Bavarian allies had demanded a yearly cap on the number of asylum seeker that Germany accepts each year, a measure rejected by the Greens. Key sticking points were the issues of migration and climate change. Announcing the collapse of the talks as an "almost historic day", Merkel on Sunday night insisted that the parties would have been capable of reaching a compromise even in spite of their polarised views on ...

Worldwide Israeli Police Confirm PM Was Questioned for Several Hours on Saturday
Author: 0 Israeli Police Confirm PM Was Questioned for Several Hours on Saturday

Netanyahu himself has not been named as a suspect in the submarine case, but reports said he might give testimony into the affair on Sunday. In Case 2000, police are reportedly examining conversations with newspaper proprietor Noni Mozes, leaked excerpts of which were sensationally broadcast on Israeli television earlier this year, which revealed an alleged quid pro quo' arrangement with the Yedioth Ahronoth publisher to limit circulation of the newspaper's main rival in exchange for more ...

Worldwide Clashes continue in Thiruvananthapuram, two DYFI members hacked
Author: 0 Clashes continue in Thiruvananthapuram, two DYFI members hacked

On the one hand the BJP and the RSS are raising a hue and cry and drumming up a national campaign against the CPI (M) alleging communist terror, but on the other they are unleashing inhumane attacks on CPI (M)-LDF workers and leaders. "The police have failed in pre-empting such incidents", he said.DYFI workers assaultedIn another incident, four DYFI workers were allegedly assaulted by the BJP and the RSS workers near Pettah.

Worldwide China Sends Envoy to N. Korea, Trump Hails 'Big Move'
Author: 0 China Sends Envoy to N. Korea, Trump Hails 'Big Move'

Song Tao, the special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping made the remark on Friday during his meeting with Choe Ryong-hae, a senior North Korean official, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). "He stressed the CPC's stand to steadily develop the traditional friendly relations between the two parties and countries". The two sides "exchanged their views on such matters of mutual concern as the situation of the Korean Peninsula and region and bilateral relations", reported ...

Worldwide US Marine Involved in Fatal Accident in Okinawa
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The incident could fuel opposition to the U.S. military presence on Okinawa, where about 25,000 American troops are stationed and where local residents have expressed concerns in the past about military crime and crowding on the island. U.S. Forces Japan comprises about 50,000 U.S. service members, about half of them on Okinawa, and their presence has been a source of tension among local residents for years.

Worldwide NY scaffolding collapse leaves several injured
Author: 0 NY scaffolding collapse leaves several injured

FDNY officials said the city was "absolutely" lucky there weren't more injured in the busy neighborhood. "Units were here in 2 minutes and we were able to get them out quickly". It's unclear if Sunday's gusty winds had anything to do with the collapse, which is still under investigation. Wind gusts have topped 40 miles per hour in the New York City area and have also toppled some trees and power lines in portions of the Northeast region.

Worldwide M7.0 natural disaster strikes off New Caledonia, tsunamis observed
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NZ Civil Defence says there is no tsunami threat. It said the actual size of the waves would vary depending on the coastline, with barrier reefs reducing wave height, and warned that the initial wave may not be the largest. Update: 12:51PM THERE is a tsunami watch for coastal low lying areas of Fiji after a major quake occurred in New Caledonia at 11:44 am today. There are no reports of damages or casualties.

Worldwide New stamps for the Queen's wedding anniversary
Author: 0 New stamps for the Queen's wedding anniversary

However, the Abbey itself will mark the occasion with a full peal of its bells involving 5,070 change of sequences, with the 70 reflecting the anniversary, which will last more than three hours. There are wreaths of myrtle to represent the Queen and Prince Philip's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with the heraldic symbol of the Princes in direct line of succession pinned to each wreath.

Worldwide Christ painting by Leonardo da Vinci sells for record 450 million dollars
Author: 0 Christ painting by Leonardo da Vinci sells for record 450 million dollars

Auctioneer Jussi Pylkkanen, Global President of Christie's , opened the bidding at $75 million, pulling in at least 45 bids from clients on the phone and in the room. Christie's says most scholars agree the painting is by Leonardo, though some critics have questioned the attribution and some say the extensive restoration muddies the work's authorship.

Worldwide Committed to improve sanitation facilities: Modi
Author: 0 Committed to improve sanitation facilities: Modi

A temporary toilet sculpture will be unveiled in the village, to mark the technology.Considering the water-shortage in the village, these toilets will have twin-pit technology. In a video posted on Twitter on the occasion of World Toilet Day today, Mr Modi stressed the need to end the concept of open defecation saying that this is the best gift that can be given to women.

Worldwide Trump blasts Franken, but stays silent on Moore
Author: 0 Trump blasts Franken, but stays silent on Moore

If accusations about Roy Moore's behavior are true, the former Alabama Supreme Court justice is probably not going to be meeting up with Saint Peter when his Earthly life ends - at least, not according to Ivanka Trump. When the " Access Hollywood " recording was released a month before the election, and Trump was heard bragging that he could kiss women and grab their genitals against their will, many Republicans abandoned him and urged contrition.

Worldwide 15 people killed in stampede for food
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The king has also made a decision to "take charge personally of the funeral expenses and the funeral expenses of the victims and the care of the wounded", according to the same source. The mayor of the nearby city of Essaouira, Hicham Jbari, told The Associated Press that the tragedy's victims have been transported to his town's hospital.

Worldwide Community Gathers to Mourn Slain Police Officer
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Police officers from neighboring towns were scouring the area for the suspect early Saturday. "The investigation into the vehicle's full involvement and the occupants that were in the vehicle is ongoing at this time". Police later recovered an older model of an unoccupied brown Jeep Grand Cherokee, wanted in connection with the shooting. Holt faces charges of murder and murder of a police officer.

Worldwide Trump Lectures Franken on Twitter, but Stays Mum on Moore
Author: 0 Trump Lectures Franken on Twitter, but Stays Mum on Moore

In a statement, Tweeden also accused Franken of forcibly kissing her without consent. "As to the photo, it was clearly meant to be amusing, but wasn't", he said . A "Lesley Stahl tape" Trump mentioned in his second tweet refers to a New York Magazine story about a " Saturday Night Live " writers discussion where Franken suggests a joke about raping Leslie Stahl, a " 60 Minutes " correspondent.

Worldwide Amid pressure from US, China's special envoy meets high-ranking N Korean official
Author: 0 Amid pressure from US, China's special envoy meets high-ranking N Korean official

This photo, provided by The Associated Press on November 17, 2017 shows Song Tao, a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Choe Ryong-hae, a senior North Korean party official, in Pyongyang. "China has virtually no political influence on North Korea". "He stressed the CPC's stand to steadily develop the traditional friendly relations between the two parties and countries", the KCNA said.

Worldwide Israeli General in Saudi News Calls for Cooperation Against Iran
Author: 0 Israeli General in Saudi News Calls for Cooperation Against Iran

Israel, Eizenkot continued, was willing to exchange intelligence with moderate Arab nations - including Saudi Arabia - as part of an effort to confront Iran. Gadi Eisenkot stated in an interview with Saudi's Elaph newspaper. "Unless something dramatic happens, King Salman will announce the appointment of MBS as King of Saudi Arabia next week", said the unnamed source.

Worldwide Preet Bharara under investigation by Turkey
Author: 0 Preet Bharara under investigation by Turkey

Turkish authorities have opened an investigation into the USA prosecutors who brought charges against a Turkish gold trader facing trial in NY, state media said on Saturday, after Ankara said the case was based on fabricated documents, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Worldwide Jadhav letter was sent to Pakistan, says India
Author: 0 Jadhav letter was sent to Pakistan, says India

India maintains that Jadhav's mother has a right to meet her son. India has "positively" responded to Pakistan's offer for a meeting between convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife, but made a few "requests", a diplomatic source said on Saturday.