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Merkel's Bavarian allies suffer historic setback in election

Merkel's Bavarian allies suffer historic setback in election Back in Bavaria , a long-running CSU power struggle saw the 69-year-old Seehofer give up his job as state governor this year to younger rival Markus Soeder. A series of dramatic polls have signaled that the CSU's hardline rhetoric and brinkmanship have backfired badly, as its ratings have plummeted into the low 30 percent range. [Full Article...]

Slim chances of quick resolution of US-Canada metals tariffs

Slim chances of quick resolution of US-Canada metals tariffs Washington suspected that Canada, being the sole supplier of both raw metal resources to the United States , could be used as a drop point for supplies coming from other nations and shipped into the country with the presumption that they were produced in Canadian facilities. [Full Article...]

Woman apologises for accusing 9-year-old of sexual assault

Woman apologises for accusing 9-year-old of sexual assault Security camera footage has disproven the claims of a white woman nicknamed "Cornerstore Caroline" who called the police on a 9-year-old black boy for "sexual assault." According to Klein, the young boy grabbed her. In the video, the woman is heard talking on the phone and saying "I want the cops here right now" and that she was "sexually assaulted" by a young black child. [Full Article...]

In Kentucky, Trump Rallies Voters While Praising McConnell

In Kentucky, Trump Rallies Voters While Praising McConnell Trump said that Democrats "demonized" Kavanaugh before knowing anything about him. Others toted placards with slogans including "Believe Women", "Impeach Kavanaugh" and "Listen to Women", reflecting how the tight race is after Kavanaugh's confirmation following accusations of sexual misconduct. [Full Article...]

British restaurant owner, 34, shot dead by hunter in French Alps

British restaurant owner, 34, shot dead by hunter in French Alps Mr Sutton, who ran the Wild Beets Kitchen with his partner Jo, was pronounced dead at the scene after first-aid workers arrived by helicopter. "He now faces trial and prison". The hunter, who has not been named by authorities, was said to be one of several who are taking part in event during France's hunting season. And in September 2017, a 13-year-old boy was apparently mistakenly shot dead by ... [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner 'likely' paid little or no income taxes for years: NYTimes

Jared Kushner 'likely' paid little or no income taxes for years: NYTimes The summaries of Kushner's tax returns reviewed by The Times don't explicitly state how much he paid. Citing confidential financial records, The Times reported that Kushner, a senior White House adviser, for years minimised his tax bills by booking heavy losses on reported depreciation of his real estate holdings that overwhelmed his reported income. [Full Article...]

Trump says Mattis 'could be' leaving as United States defence chief

Trump says Mattis 'could be' leaving as United States defence chief He hasn't told me that. "He may leave, I mean at some point, everybody leaves". The comments come after the announced departure of United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley and the expected shake-up at Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Justice Department after the midterm elections. [Full Article...]

19 killed as truck carrying migrants crashes in Turkey

19 killed as truck carrying migrants crashes in Turkey Nine of those injured were children, DHA said. The nationality of the victims was not immediately known. Thirteen people were injured in the crash and were being treated in nearby hospitals. Samos is just a few kilometres north of Turkey's Dilek peninsula that juts out from the Izmir region. Numbers have fallen since but people are still undertaking what is a highly perilous journey and the ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Contacts Saudi Arabian Officials About Missing Journalist

Donald Trump Contacts Saudi Arabian Officials About Missing Journalist We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as available. A bipartisan group of USA senators is forcing the Trump administration to investigate the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, triggering a human rights probe that could result in sanctions against Saudi officials and entities. [Full Article...]

Royal wedding photos show surprise reunion

Royal wedding photos show surprise reunion Two portraits were taken in the White Drawing Room of Windsor Castle. Eugenie's mother Sarah Ferguson revealed that Dr Jan Lehovsky, who performed the surgery, would attend the royal wedding along with other NHS staff. The pictures, taken by photographer Alex Bramall , include a black and white image of the couple sharing a kiss during the carriage procession. Future king Prince George is l... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump vows ‘severe punishment’ if Saudi Arabia murdered journalist

Donald Trump vows ‘severe punishment’ if Saudi Arabia murdered journalist Ankara has so far trodden carefully in the controversy, with the most sensational allegations splashed in the pro-government media, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has so far stopped short of directly accusing Riyadh of wrongdoing. It is likely that any British action will be co-ordinated with the US. The writer, who has written critically about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, vanishe... [Full Article...]

Cruz says he’s willing to debate O’Rourke on CNN

Cruz says he’s willing to debate O’Rourke on CNN Senate race - set by Rick Lazio in his race against Hillary Clinton in NY in 2000. Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke's bid to unseat Republican U.S. But O'Rourke had always been expected to soar to new heights with his third-quarter fundraising, raising over $6 million online alone during the last several days of September. [Full Article...]

Anwar makes fairy-tale return to politics after big poll win

Anwar makes fairy-tale return to politics after big poll win In the by-election for the Port Dickson federal seat, Anwar won with a majority of 23,560 votes when he polled 31,016 votes compared with his closest contender PAS candidate Lt Col (Rtd) Mohd Nazari Mokhtar at 7,456 votes. Mahathir returned to the premiership this year after a shock election win, saying he would stay in power for only two years before handing the reins to Anwar. [Full Article...]

Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his torture, murder - Turkish paper Sabah

Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his torture, murder - Turkish paper Sabah Turkish daily Milliyet reported "arguments and shouting" could be heard on the recordings. Turkish officials say they have tapes implicating the Saudis in Mr. Saudi Arabia dismissed allegations that it ordered his killing as " lies ". Saudi Arabia firmly denies any involvement in his disappearance and says Khashoggi left the consulate that afternoon. [Full Article...]

Mother Shields Baby From Huge Hailstones in Australia

Mother Shields Baby From Huge Hailstones in Australia Fiona Simpson wrote on Facebook . Fiona Simpson was inside her vehicle with daughter Clara and grandmother when the tornado hit Kingoray in Queensland's south-east around 3 pm on Friday. Her 78-year-old grandmother was also in the auto. Simpson was among those injured, 9News reported , as chunks of ice smashed her rear and passenger windows. [Full Article...]

Pik Botha, global face of South Africa's apartheid state, dies at 86

Pik Botha, global face of South Africa's apartheid state, dies at 86 Botha, when he said in 1986 that South Africa might one day have a black leader. Tributes have been pouring in for the 86-year-old former politician, Pik Botha , who died in Pretoria yesterday. Holomisa recalled the first time he spoke to Botha. Sigcau was a former public works minister. "He again contacted us when he and FW de Klerk had concerns that the Transkei military government was ta... [Full Article...]

U.S. envoy for Afghan peace meets Taliban officials in Qatar

U.S. envoy for Afghan peace meets Taliban officials in Qatar In July, Alice Wells, the US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs met with Taliban officials to discuss ways to lay the groundwork for peace talks. It added that the US envoy reiterated Washington's support for "Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process". A spokesman for the U.S. embassy in Kabul declined to comment. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael kills 17 in U.S., death toll expected to rise

Hurricane Michael kills 17 in U.S., death toll expected to rise And at daylight, search and rescue teams went door to door looking for people who may still be trapped inside their homes. The death toll from Michael has risen to at least 17 and almost 900,000 customers remain without power in seven states. [Full Article...]

Morrison eyes law to protect religion as Greens call for exemption rollback

Morrison eyes law to protect religion as Greens call for exemption rollback The review was commissioned after the 2017 national same-sex marriage vote and handed to the government several months ago, but is yet to be released. The leaked contents of a review into religious freedom prompted fears that the Government may bolster anti-LGBT rules in the Sex Discrimination Act. [Full Article...]

Quick Read: Greece bans obese tourists from riding on donkeys

Quick Read: Greece bans obese tourists from riding on donkeys Greece's Ministry of Rural Development and Food states that in the new law "the owners of working equidae should ensure that the animals' level of health is high". Animals are not at our disposal, nor are they for our use". "Under no circumstances should we use animals unfit for work i.e., ill animal, injured, animals in an advanced pregnancy as well as animals with poor maintenance of hooves",... [Full Article...]


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