• Angela Merkel to give up party leadership after poll setback

    Angela Merkel to give up party leadership after poll setback

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    While the CDU remained the largest party in the election , which was held in the central state of Hesse, results were down 10% from the previous election. But the CDU and ecologist Greens may lack sufficient support to renew their ruling alliance in the state. She told party top brass her mandate running to 2021 will be "her last term", a party source said, adding that she has no plans to seek a post in the European Commission following that despite speculation to that effect in Brussels.
  • Khashoggi killers 'will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia' - Saudi FM

    Khashoggi killers 'will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia' - Saudi FM

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    On October 25, Prince Mohammed attended the first meeting of a committee aiming to restructure the kingdom's intelligence services after the killing of Khashoggi, the state-run Saudi Press Agency said. She added that the Saudi mission in Washington did not direct Khashoggi to Istanbul , despite leaks by the United States press, and said that Saudi Ambassador to Washington Khalid Bin Salman - the brother of Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman - met Khashoggi in Washington before the latter's ...
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders Responds to Bomb Crisis by Criticizing CNN

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders Responds to Bomb Crisis by Criticizing CNN

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    Scaramucci says he takes issue with the president's recent comments praising a congressman's violence against a reporter and is speaking out about the hate and divisiveness that he sees coming out of President Donald Trump's rallies. He's "an intentional liar" who uses "a methodology of mistruth" with the aim of unsettling the mainstream media and the political left. "Look in the mirror".
  • Oman says time to accept Israel after Netanyahu historic visit

    Oman says time to accept Israel after Netanyahu historic visit

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    Oman's stance and contributions to peace are well-understood and valued by the people of the region and the world, as well as their leaders, though some of these contributions are not declared. Israel now has full diplomatic relations with only two Arab states, Egypt and Jordan. Bahrain's foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa voiced support for Oman over the sultanate's role in trying to secure Israeli-Palestinian peace, while Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said the ...
  • China tells Trump to switch to Huawei after NYT iPhone tapping report

    China tells Trump to switch to Huawei after NYT iPhone tapping report

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    Hua added that if the USA was concerned about the security of Apple iPhones, they could switch to the Chinese brand Huawei. According to the NYT report , U.S. Russian Federation also denied the eavesdropping claims. The Times also quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov taking a swing at humor, although Peskov really phoned it in by inviting listeners to insert their own jokes: "Apparently [New York Times reporters] have some sort of detailed information on that matter that gives ...
  • Rafale jitters: ‘Alok Verma could meet Judge Loya’s fate, SC must intervene’

    Rafale jitters: ‘Alok Verma could meet Judge Loya’s fate, SC must intervene’

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    Moreover, the SC not questioning the legality of the decision also means that M. Nageswar Rao, an IPS officer considered close to the Modi government, continues to remain the CBI director in the interim period. It ordered that the inquiry will be conducted under the supervision of former Supreme Court judge A K Patnaik. During the hearing, CVC pleaded that two weeks for CBI enquiry is not enough as it has to look into several documents.
  • Israeli jets carry out airstrikes on Gaza

    Israeli jets carry out airstrikes on Gaza

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    Hamas has been pushing for the end of an 11-year siege on Gaza, imposed by Israel and Egypt, that has trapped more than two million Palestinians, and left residents with limited access to water and electricity. Fighter jets and helicopters pounded Gaza for more than two hours, including Hamas sites, the Israeli army said in a press release. In the West Bank, a 33-year-old Palestinian man was killed and nine others wounded by live rounds, one in critical conditions, as the Israeli forces ...
  • Man using blowtorch to kill spiders inadvertently sets parents' home ablaze

    Man using blowtorch to kill spiders inadvertently sets parents' home ablaze

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    He was house-sitting for his parents when it happened. The occupants weren't home at the time of the fire and nobody was injured in the blaze, which was attended by more than two dozen fire officers. Robert Castillo of the Fresno Fire Department told the publication that the brick had a crack in it, which allowed material inside the home to catch on fire.
  • See photos of suspicious package sent to CNN

    See photos of suspicious package sent to CNN

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    John Brennan , the former Central Intelligence Agency director to whom a device sent to CNN's NY offices was addressed, replied: "Stop blaming others ". A police bomb squad and canine units joined federal investigators on Thursday examining a USA mail distribution centre at Opa-Locka, northwest of Miami, Miami-Dade County police said.
  • Sri Lanka’s ex-president Rajapaksa sworn in as prime minister

    Sri Lanka’s ex-president Rajapaksa sworn in as prime minister

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    A private TV channel loyal to Rajapakse, Sirisena's former foe, broadcast a rushed swearing-in ceremony of Rajapaksa taking oath as the PM, replacing Ranil Wickremesinghe . Mr Sirisena had to call India Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this month after reports that he said the Indian secret service was plotting to kill him at a cabinet meeting.
  • Pakistan will still seek IMF funds after US$6 billion Saudi bailout

    Pakistan will still seek IMF funds after US$6 billion Saudi bailout

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    Khan's speech comes after Pakistan announced that they secured loans to the tune of Dollars 6 billion in talks held with Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh . However, it will be for one year in the form of cash assistance and oil on deferred payments. The additional deferred payment facility for oil imports will be in place for three years, which will be reviewed thereafter, the ministry stated.
  • From Aadhaar to CBI, Mapping Modi Govt’s ‘Don’t Care’ Attitude

    From Aadhaar to CBI, Mapping Modi Govt’s ‘Don’t Care’ Attitude

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    The appointment of Mannem Nageswara Rao from Telangana as the interim director of the agency on Wednesday morning will see another Telugu man at the helm, nearly two decades after the eventful tenure of another Telugu man who had hit headlines as one who steered the CBI through some of the country's most talked about cases.
  • China opens world's longest sea crossing bridge connecting Hong Kong to mainland

    China opens world's longest sea crossing bridge connecting Hong Kong to mainland

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    The bridge aims to further integrate Hong Kong and Macau with the nine mainland cities around the Pearl River Estuary. Digital fireworks exploded on a screen behind him as leaders of the three cities looked on. "It is all telling Hong Kong that you are part of China, you are very much part of it, and you can't get out of it". WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Hong Kong has expressed concern at the effects of the construction on the local environment and wildlife, particularly the Chinese ...
  • Putin Tells Bolton US Actions Against Russia Are 'Unprovoked'

    Putin Tells Bolton US Actions Against Russia Are 'Unprovoked'

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    That threat is now being revived between the USA and Russian Federation with charges and counter-charges, provoking new expressions of alarm in Europe. Ryabkov said Russian Federation has strictly adhered to the treaty, and accused the United States of violating its terms and seeking to exit the deal as it "creates problems for pursuing the line towards the USA total domination in military sphere".