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Merkel bloc to back Steinmeier for president

Merkel bloc to back Steinmeier for president

Steinmeier is a man of the center of the political spectrum, respected by businesses and the society at home and overseas", Ms. Merkel said in a statement. The Berlin result marked the second recent defeat for Merkel since Germany adopted its open-door refugee policy. In March, the right-wing, anti-migrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) experienced a boost when they won 24 per cent of a regional vote despite only polling at 19 per cent, and leader Leif-Erik Holm expects the current ... Read More

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Obama won't comment on Bannon hire, but says staffing matters

The top Democrat in the House congratulated Trump just a few days ago and said she was looking forward to working with the president-elect on infrastructure and jobs. Stephen Bannon has led an organization, Breitbart News , that the Southern Poverty Law Center has said, "has undergone a noticeable shift toward embracing ideas on the extremist fringe of the conservative right". Read More

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Obama: Meeting with President-Elect Trump 'Excellent'

Obama: Meeting with President-Elect Trump 'Excellent'

A White House spokesman said Mr Obama hopes the United States tradition of people in power not using the criminal justice system against their opponents would continue. Mr Trump , who said that it was their first meeting and only set to last for 10 or 15 minutes, remarked that it had been a "great honour" being with Mr Obama and that he had "great respect". Read More

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Blast at Sufi shrine in Pakistan kills 10, wounds dozens

Hundreds of people were inside the remote Shah Noorani shrine, 62 miles north of Karachi , at the time of the blast. Abdur Rasool, an official at the province's home ministry, said rescuers were transporting the wounded to hospitals and the dead to local morgues, but were struggling in the hard mountainous terrain, some 350 kilometers (217 miles) south of the provincial capital, Quetta . Read More

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Delhi's smog to cripple economy in Indian capital and surrounding cities

Looking at the situation, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has already pulled up the Delhi government for unprecedented smog levels which made the city into a virtual gas chamber. Kejriwal said that a major contributor to New Delhi's pollution is the crop fires in neighboring states. Levels of PM 2.5, tiny particulate matter that reaches deep into the lungs and causes breathlessness, throat irritation and wheesing, were above 700 in the city's worst affected areas on Monday, according to ... Read More

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Cyprus UN talks hit new level on progress

In addition to exchanges of territory, Greek Cypriots who represent Cyprus in the European Union are determined that any agreement includes the withdrawal of Turkish forces from the island. Anastasiades and Akinci held discussions on Thursday and Friday in Mont-Pelerin on a joint document with each side's positions on the territorial adjustment criteria. Read More

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Services on Thameslink line slowly improving after days of disruption

Services on Thameslink line slowly improving after days of disruption

The operator was still running a " limited service " on Thursday. Thameslink trains are suffering delays due to signalling problems resulting from damage to overhead wires at Luton on Tuesday. Signalling cables have been damaged after being in contact with the overhead wires on Tuesday. "We are working to fix the problem and get trains running again as soon as possible with Network Rail teams now on site. Read More

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IS accused of executing hundreds as mass grave found near Mosul

On Friday, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani praised the forces battling Islamic State , including thousands of Shi'ite fighters in the Popular Mobilisation paramilitary forces, for their sacrifices. Ayub Mustafa said his unit alone had disabled some 250 bombs, the vast majority homemade explosives. He said it was important to make sure that there was sufficient capacity to stabilize patients and send them to referral hospitals in nearby cities. Read More

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Barack Obama calls Donald Trump; invites the President-elect to White House

US President Barack Obama today telephoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his stunning victory and invited the President-elect to meet him at the White House tomorrow to discuss transition planning. Congress that could help him implement his legislative agenda and scrap or roll back Obama policies that he dislikes, such as the " Obamacare " healthcare law, the nuclear deal with Iran and USA participation in the Paris agreement to fight global warming. Read More

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US Elections 2016: Indian-American Kamala Harris creates history, wins Senate seat

She want to do more to fight climate change and supports immigration reform with a path to citizenship for people who entered the USA illegally. Ms. Harris said after the results. For them, pushing their welfare agenda in a Republican majority Congress and under ta Trump presidency will not be an easy task. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, who was elected in 2012 and became the chamber's first Asian-American member, according to the Huffington Post . Read More

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Mass grave with 100 bodies found near Mosul

Mass grave with 100 bodies found near Mosul

Col. Hussein Aziz. The civilians make it more hard for Iraqi commanders on the ground to get requests for US -led coalition air strikes cleared. The Iraqi army has made swifter-than-expected progress into Mosul , with special forces last week breaching the city limits, though the operation is still expected to take months. Read More

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Donald Trump Was Caught Peeking at Melania's Ballot

Ivanka's brothers, Donald Jr, 39, and Eric, 32, were also staunchly supporting their father on the campaign trail, as well as on social media, where the pair have sparked several controversies. Those warnings were largely forgotten as the political world envisioned a possible Trump victory. A survey in October suggested only 22 percent of people in the former Yugoslav republic of two million people wanted Trump as president, sharing the scepticism of many Europeans about the Republican ... Read More

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Pakistan continues with heavy shelling along LoC in Rajouri sector

Pakistan continues with heavy shelling along LoC in Rajouri sector

He said heavy damage was caused to the Pakistan army posts. There have been repeated outbreaks of cross-border firing, with both sides reporting deaths and injuries. In another incident, a Non-Commissioned Officer, Naik Tupare Rajendra Narayan was martyred when Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate and unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts along the LoC in Poonch Sector on Sunday. Read More

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Justin Trudeau congratulates Donald Trump on US election victory

The New Zealand Now website has received 1,593 registrations from USA citizens since November 1-a 50% increase of a typical month's registrations in just seven days. Indeed, the famed Canadian niceness would certainly provide a welcome respite to the relentless nastiness of the 2016 Presidential election. But there's little evidence that many Americans actually followed through. Read More

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Arun Jaitley dismisses rumours of nano Global Positioning System chip on Rs 2000 note

Arun Jaitley dismisses rumours of nano Global Positioning System chip on Rs 2000 note

Prime Minister Narendra Modi created a flutter late on Tuesday night when he abolished 1000- and 500-rupee banknotes in a move that he said will drain out illicit cash from the economy and stamp out the "disease" of corruption. "If the money is legitimate, which had been previously withdrawn from the bank or earned legally and saved and had been disclosed, there is nothing to worry about". Read More

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