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Chancellor to step aside: Merkel signals the beginning of the end

Chancellor to step aside: Merkel signals the beginning of the end BERLIN-Germany's governing parties lost significant support in a state election Sunday that was marked by discontent with infighting in Chancellor Angela Merkel's national government and prompted calls for her administration to get its act together quickly. [Full Article...]

Difficult Merkel ally says step-down is a shame

Difficult Merkel ally says step-down is a shame The move is not unprecedented in German politics . Electoral momentum is on the side of newer parties, more tightly focused on a narrow range of issues. The party attracts voters who favour welcoming refugees, worry about climate change or are fed up with the indulging of auto companies during a years-long scandal over harmful emissions from diesel vehicles. [Full Article...]

Jewish Doctor Asked Synagogue Gunman: How Are You Feeling?

Jewish Doctor Asked Synagogue Gunman: How Are You Feeling? The Saturday morning rituals were still under way at a synagogue in quiet Squirrel Hill when the shots rang out. Earlier in the day Sunday, members of a Jewish group targeted by the shooter on social media said violence will not deter their mission. [Full Article...]

Obama rips Trump, GOP in fiery speeches for Midwest Dems

Obama rips Trump, GOP in fiery speeches for Midwest Dems Multiple Democratic candidates, including gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, joined Obama . Still, investigators said they were treating the devices as "live" explosives, not a hoax. "He just makes it up!" He pointed to Trump's lies and said he was concerned about threats to the freedom of the press and groups of people being targeted based on what they look like. [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi refuses comment on CVC probe against CBI Director

Rahul Gandhi refuses comment on CVC probe against CBI Director The multi-crore scams such as the Rafale deal and allocation of coal mines in which IAS officer Bhaskar Khuble was involved was being looked into by his boss, Alok Verma. The court directed that the inquiry be conducted under the supervision of a retired apex court judge and barred IPS officer M Nageswara Rao, who has been given interim charge of looking after the duties of CBI Director, from ... [Full Article...]

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Greece

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Greece There were power cuts and slight damage to the port of Zakynthos, near the epicentre. The tremor was distinctly felt in Athens , some 300 km away, as well as across southern Italy, Albania and Malta. The village of Mouzaki is near the popular tourist resort of Laganas. The majority of damages were reported on Zante, in particular at the largest port of the island, which nevertheless remaine... [Full Article...]

Islamic Jihad Declares Ceasefire After Firing 30 Rockets at Israel, Massive Retaliation

Islamic Jihad Declares Ceasefire After Firing 30 Rockets at Israel, Massive Retaliation An Israeli military spokesman on Saturday accused Iran of orchestrating a rocket barrage from Gaza into Israel, saying Gaza militants were carrying out the launches "under guidance, instructions and incentives" given by the Islamic Republic. [Full Article...]

Duchess Meghan sells out yet another dress

Duchess Meghan sells out yet another dress He said Harry had no idea, and clearly didn't know much about basketball . The embellishment on the dress was made by French design Sarah Esmoingt, who works for Oscar de la Renta and Zac Posen, fan site Meghan's Mirror revealed. The memorial, which features stained glass leaves and has the silhouette of a soldier between the branches, was unveiled by then-foreign secretary Boris Johnson in... [Full Article...]

Crown Prince MbS denounces 'heinous' journalist murder he allegedly ordered

Crown Prince MbS denounces 'heinous' journalist murder he allegedly ordered Erdogan refused to accept Saudi Arabia's explanation that the Saudi journalist was accidentally killed. Khashoggi was last seen on 2 October as he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain papers to allow him to marry his Turkish fiancée. [Full Article...]

Trump decries 'worst cover-up' over Saudi killing as United States takes first action

Trump decries 'worst cover-up' over Saudi killing as United States takes first action Attiah added that Khashoggi had told her that what "saddened him the most was the fact Saudi Arabia imposed travel bans on his kids after he started writing for" The Post. Turkish media have reported that the authorities here have audio tapes in which Khashoggi's alleged killers tortured him by cutting his fingers off before his decapitation. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka's ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as PM

Sri Lanka's ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as PM But that investment has since put the tiny island in debt and forced it to hand over control of a strategic southern port to China, seen as part of Beijing's Belt and Road initiative, drawing criticism from India and the U.S. A private television network loyal to Rajapakse televised him being sworn in as the new Prime Minister, replacing Wickremesinghe. The prime minister, Ranil Wickremesingh... [Full Article...]

Two killed in shooting at Kentucky grocery store

Two killed in shooting at Kentucky grocery store Police Chief Sam Rogers told reporters a suspect entered the store, encountered a man, fired multiple shots at him and left. A Jeffersontown police dispatcher said officers remain on the scene. The victims were African Americans, identified Thursday morning as Maurice Stallard, 69, and Vicki Lee Jones, 67, both of whom lived in Louisville. [Full Article...]

University of Utah athlete Lauren McCluskey shot and killed on campus

University of Utah athlete Lauren McCluskey shot and killed on campus The slain 21-year-old University of Utah student spent days after breaking up with her boyfriend - who was a registered sex offender - telling university police that he was harassing her. 'It is with deepest sadness that we let you know that our daughter Lauren McCluskey , age 21, was the University of Utah student who was killed last night. [Full Article...]

Four men held for lurking outside CBI chief Alok Verma's Delhi residence

Four men held for lurking outside CBI chief Alok Verma's Delhi residence They identified themselves as Dheeraj Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Prashant Kumar and Vineet Kumar Gupta, claiming to be IB officers. "One such unit, in early hours of today (Thursday), halted on Janpath, where there was an unusual collection of people". [Full Article...]

Oldest intact shipwreck known to mankind found in Black Sea

Oldest intact shipwreck known to mankind found in Black Sea Protected by the oxygen-free water at the seafloor, the ship has been sitting undisturbed since 400 B.C., researchers from the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project ( Black Sea MAP ) announced Tuesday (Oct. But detailed scans of the Black Sea's floor revealed 60 astonishingly well-preserved shipwrecks . "This will change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient worl... [Full Article...]

China blasts Trump phone hack report as 'fake news'

China blasts Trump phone hack report as 'fake news' The President has been loath to part with his iPhones, which he uses to tweet out his responses to the latest news. According to that Times report, White House aides have attempted to intervene and put an end to those unsecured cell phone calls-but have been unsuccessful in their efforts because the 45th president has steadfastly refused to give up his iPhones. [Full Article...]

Son of murdered journalist Khashoggi leaves Saudi Arabia

Son of murdered journalist Khashoggi leaves Saudi Arabia WWE Chairman Vince McMahon declined an opportunity Thursday to elaborate on his decision to stage pay-per-view " Crown Jewel " in Saudi Arabia as originally planned. Mohammed has denied any prior knowledge of the of the mission and on Wednesday called the journalist's killing "a heinous crime". An image released October 23, 2018, by Saudi Arabia's state-run SPA news agency shows Crown Prince... [Full Article...]

Saudis may have used body double to impersonate Khashoggi after his killing

Saudis may have used body double to impersonate Khashoggi after his killing A man appearing to wear Jamal Khashoggi's clothes can be seen on surveillance video leaving the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after the journalist was killed there, according to newly leaked surveillance footage. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the suspension of weapons sales to Saudi Arabia on the grounds that they can not be done under the "current circumstances", in reference to t... [Full Article...]

Redefining Gender Will Undermine Civil Rights, Says ACLU Of Connecticut

Redefining Gender Will Undermine Civil Rights, Says ACLU Of Connecticut LADY GAGA and Caitlyn Jenner have given USA president Donald Trump a mauling over controversial plans to legally "erase" trans people. This is a huge blow to the transgender community, as this definition would prevent trans people from receiving federal civil rights protections and make it impossible to enforce non-discrimination laws. [Full Article...]

WaPo, NYT Rip Trump For Not Going After Saudis Now

WaPo, NYT Rip Trump For Not Going After Saudis Now Meanwhile, Trump has taken a tougher stance on Saudi Arabia, saying "it certainly looks like" the missing journalist is dead, something that could lead to "severe" consequences. While Turkish officials have accused Saudi Arabia of the murder in Istanbul of Khashoggi, a USA -based writer who has been critical of Saudi leaders, Trump has cautioned against a rush to judgment against an import... [Full Article...]


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