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Germany's Angela Merkel to inform president of unsuccessful coalition talks

Germany's Angela Merkel to inform president of unsuccessful coalition talks The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) unexpectedly walked out of the talks with Merkel's conservatives and the Greens, saying that the three parties could not find compromises on key issues. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to meet with the country's president after talks on forming a new government collapsed in the night, raising the possibility of new elections. [Full Article...]

Argentina unsure whether signals came from missing submarine

Argentina unsure whether signals came from missing submarine The defence ministry has said the ARA San Juan appeared to try to make contact through seven failed satellite calls on Saturday between late morning and early afternoon. A spokesman said the most likely scenario given is that an electrical problem may have unexpectedly cut off the vessel's communications. Both assets are operated by two crewmembers and mate with the submarine by sealing over... [Full Article...]

North Korea says China envoy stressed stance on developing relations: KCNA

North Korea says China envoy stressed stance on developing relations: KCNA China's special envoy to North Korea has paid his respects at the mausoleum of former North Korean leaders in Pyongyang, North Korea's state-run news agency said Monday. "The key to easing the situation on the peninsula lies in the hands of Washington and Pyongyang". On Friday, China dispatched a special envoy to the North, drawing attention to what message the reclusive state will send through ... [Full Article...]

American forces in Japan deprived of alcohol after a fatal accident

American forces in Japan deprived of alcohol after a fatal accident Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash in Naha, in Okinawa prefecture, the USA military said. On Sunday morning, the driver of a USA military truck reportedly violated traffic regulations, running a red light and crashing into a light vehicle at an intersection in Naha, the capital of Okinawa Prefecture, according to NHK. [Full Article...]

Israel has secret ties with 'many' Arab states, says Cabinet minister

Israel has secret ties with 'many' Arab states, says Cabinet minister Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said that his country will not stand idle or hesitate in defending its people and national security. Iran has vehemently dismissed the charges and accused Saudi Arabia for violations of peace and stability in the region. A leaflet was handed out by the Saudi delegation during the meeting that highlighted the Houthi's threat to the kingdom. [Full Article...]

New Caledonia quake no threat to NZ

New Caledonia quake no threat to NZ Monday's natural disaster followed a series of temblors to hit the Loyalty Islands area over the past few weeks, including a 6.8-magnitude quake that struck at the end of October. The quake was initially recorded as 6.6 magnitude, but is now being reported as 6.4. The quake was felt in New Caledonian and surrounding islands and a hotel contacted on Lifou said there was no damage. [Full Article...]

Crush near Morocco's Essaouira kills at least 15: Ministry

Crush near Morocco's Essaouira kills at least 15: Ministry But it was quickly "overwhelmed by the crowd", composed of nearly 800 people, mainly women . "The local authorities on the spot were overwhelmed". Alyaoum24.com, a reliable local news website, reported that people were rushing for the food aid whose value was about $16 per person. [Full Article...]

Community Gathers to Mourn Slain Police Officer

Community Gathers to Mourn Slain Police Officer Authorities urge anyone with information to call 911. A $43,500 reward has been offered for anyone who can give information leading to Holt's arrest. Earlier in the day Saturday, police announced they had found a vehicle they believe was involved in the killing of a Pennsylvania cop during a traffic stop, officials said. [Full Article...]

Trump Blasts Lavar Ball: 'I Should Have Left Them in Jail!'

Trump Blasts Lavar Ball: 'I Should Have Left Them in Jail!' LiAngelo Ball said at that time that he "didn't exercise my best judgment", adding, "I've learned my lesson". "They were headed for 10 years in jail!" During his trip to Asia, Trump asked China President Xi Jinping for help in resolving the case, which could have left the Americans in prison for years. [Full Article...]

North Korea: "Our country plans ultimate completion of the nuclear force"

North Korea: In an interview with Reuters, North Korean Ambassador to the UN Han Tae-song brushed off the new sanctions the Trump administration has said it is preparing as well as the possibility of North Korea being added to a USA list of states sponsoring terrorism. [Full Article...]

China special envoy stresses steady development of friendly ties with NK

China special envoy stresses steady development of friendly ties with NK But some analysts and China's state media have been cautious about overly high expectations for Song's visit. He is the first major Chinese envoy to visit Pyongyang in more than a year with ties severely strained between the two countries. [Full Article...]

North Korea On An Aggressive Schedule To Build Ballistic Missile Submarine

North Korea On An Aggressive Schedule To Build Ballistic Missile Submarine Images from November 5 showed parts being moved into and out of areas near constructions halls, indicating a shipbuilding program is in progress at the Sinpo base on North Korea's east coast. The images corroborated the fact that the USA military intelligence was suspecting since the end of October - that a new diesel-electric submarine under construction in North Korea's shipyard. [Full Article...]

Fleetwood wins Race to Dubai title as Rose falls short

Fleetwood wins Race to Dubai title as Rose falls short The former US Open champion leads the DP World Tour Championship by a single shot ahead of today's fascinating final round. Rose needed to finish at least solo fourth, but the birdie only gave him a tied fourth place at 17-under par. "When I looked at yesterday's round, there were 10 opportunities I felt I didn't take, one way or another, so today was a bit sharper". "When I step on the firs... [Full Article...]

Israel ready to cooperate with S Arabia to face Iran: Defence chief

Israel ready to cooperate with S Arabia to face Iran: Defence chief Speaking with the Elaph newspaper, the head of the Israeli military said Iran's goal was to seize control of the Middle East by establishing two "Shia crescents" - "the first from Iran through Iraq to Syria and Lebanon and the second through the Gulf from Bahrain to Yemen to the Red Sea". [Full Article...]

Vikas covers Hina in chocolate sauce in Sunny Leone's task

Vikas covers Hina in chocolate sauce in Sunny Leone's task Puneesh also took a dig at Shilpa, who's also inside the jail. He says Akash is playing a smart game and also declared it unjustified as Vikas is being cornered in the house. Vikas poured chocolate sauce on her and she was also made to drink it, who very sportingly did the task. Next it was Hiten's turn, who named Akash as the biggest monkey of the house. [Full Article...]

NATO Apologizes after Erdogan Pulls Troops Out of Exercise

NATO Apologizes after Erdogan Pulls Troops Out of Exercise President Erdogan says move comes after his name, picture of Ataturk used in " enemy chart " during drill. Erdogan said it was chose to withdraw all 40 Turkish soldiers from a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation drill "immediately", adding that even the removal of those names would not change the decision. [Full Article...]

Top US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' launch of nuclear weapons

Top US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' launch of nuclear weapons In the event that Trump made a decision to launch a nuclear attack, Hyten said he would only provide the President with strike options that were legal. The armed conflict report quotes an International Court of Justice ruling which states that while the threat or use of nuclear weapons is not prohibited by international law, "the use of such weapons seems scarcely reconcilable with respect for t... [Full Article...]

Facebook Adds Trust Indicators for News Articles to Boost Real Journalism

Facebook Adds Trust Indicators for News Articles to Boost Real Journalism Users can tap the icon to reveal information about the publisher as set out by The Trust Project . Sally Lehrman of Santa Clara University's Markkula Centre for Applied Ethics, has assured, "In today's digitized and socially networked world, it is harder than ever to tell what's accurate reporting, advertising, or even misinformation". [Full Article...]

Russian 'foreign agent' media law an attack on free speech

Russian 'foreign agent' media law an attack on free speech Russia on Thursday named nine US government-sponsored news outlets likely to be labelled "foreign agents" under a new law that is being rushed through parliament in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable USA pressure on Russian media. [Full Article...]

Allow mother to visit Jadhav first: India tells Pakistan

Allow mother to visit Jadhav first: India tells Pakistan But, the General Headquarters informed the Foreign Office that a meeting between Jadhav and his wife is being allowed on "humanitarian" grounds, and not with his mother. Pakistan, however, insisted that the offer was made purely on the humanitarian grounds. On May 18, a 10-member ICJ bench had restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till it adjudicates on the case. [Full Article...]


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