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Merkel suddenly announced she would step down as head of the CDU in October this year, after the party took a severe drubbing in two big state elections this year. A former state premier in Saarland, where she led a three-way coalition, Kramp-Karrenbauer has a reputation for uniting support across the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and a talent for striking alliances with other parties.
  • OH father's punishment of bully daughter prompts outrage, accolades

    OH father's punishment of bully daughter prompts outrage, accolades

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    One Ohio father has parents across the internet divided after a video of his 10-year-old daughter's punishment for bullying went viral on Facebook . On the Facebook post he captioned the video "life lessons" and told 13ABChe hopes other children will see this and make a choice to be kinder to others.
  • Congress Poised To Punt On Government Spending Fight Over Border Wall

    Congress Poised To Punt On Government Spending Fight Over Border Wall

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    Trump told reporters on Air Force One on Saturday he would be willing to sign a two-week funding extension to allow for ceremonies honoring Bush. Trump, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the spending showdown as Bush lies in state in the U.S.
  • Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi officials over Khashoggi

    Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi officials over Khashoggi

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    Introduced by a top ally of President Donald Trump, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Saudi officials Ahmed Asiri and Saud al Qahtani are wanted in relation to the October 2 killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul .
  • Why a policeman was killed over 'cow slaughter'

    Why a policeman was killed over 'cow slaughter'

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    Abhishek Kumar son of deceased cop Subodh Kumar who was shot dead yesterday during Bulandshahr clashes, on Tuesday presented a courageous face amid the unfortunate loss and asserted that his father always wanted his children to respect all religions.
  • Donald Trump Has

    Donald Trump Has "Puzzled and Irritated" China on Trade, Report Claims

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    In a series of tweets on December 4, he recalled their "wonderful and very warm dinner" where the two discussed trade, and affirmed that both leaders "want this deal to happen". But if not remember, I am a Tariff Man", Mr Trump said on Twitter. Mr Pompeo said in Brussels on Tuesday that the USA could abandon some worldwide agreements to thwart bad actors like China, which he accused of cynically exploiting World Trade Organisation rules.
  • Police launch coordinated raids on Italian mafia in Europe

    Police launch coordinated raids on Italian mafia in Europe

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    The busts were part of an investigation codenamed Pollino which was launched in 2016 against the 'ndrangheta criminal group on allegations of cocaine trafficking, money laundering, bribery and violence. Early-morning raids took place in Italy, the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria, as well as in Belgium and the Netherlands. In total 41 people were arrested in Italy, 21 in Germany, 14 in Belgium, five in the Netherlands and two in Luxembourg, with operations still ...
  • 3 killed in explosion in southern Iran’s port town of Chabahar

    3 killed in explosion in southern Iran’s port town of Chabahar

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    In an online communique, the Sunni jihadist group Ansar al-Furqan claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the Washington-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors online extremist activity. Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif claimed that those behind the attack were backed by foreign countries and would be brought to justice.
  • PETA urges people to stop using ‘anti-animal language’

    PETA urges people to stop using ‘anti-animal language’

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    The tweet led to outrage online, with Hannah Else believes that changing idioms is not the solution. "I'm going to die laughing" is probably not the reaction PETA was seeking with its latest initiative supporting animal rights , this one demanding people abandon commonly used phrases with "anti-animal language".
  • USA urges Europe to sanction Iran over missiles

    USA urges Europe to sanction Iran over missiles

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    U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of an worldwide nuclear agreement in May and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic, criticising the deal for not including curbs on Iran's development of ballistic missiles. He said the test violated UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorsed the Iran nuclear deal signed by world powers with the Islamic republic.
  • Migrants Breach the U.S. Border Fence in a Bid for Asylum

    Migrants Breach the U.S. Border Fence in a Bid for Asylum

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    Border Patrol agents say they rescued a family whose children were dropped from the top of the 18-foot border fence Monday. The family attempted to cross illegally because they said they didn't feel safe in Tijuana, where numerous locals are not happy about the thousands of migrants awaiting asylum in their city.
  • South Korea says no timeframe set for visit by Kim Jong Un

    South Korea says no timeframe set for visit by Kim Jong Un

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    Moon and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, arrived in the South Pacific nation late Sunday after attending the Group of 20 Nations summit in Argentina. The initial summit took place in June in Singapore but Trump has said the next meeting will probably take place at a new location.
  • One Marine rescued, 6 missing after planes collide off Japan

    One Marine rescued, 6 missing after planes collide off Japan

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    USA officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to Reuters, said one of the aircraft was an F/A 18 fighter jet while the other was a KC-130 refuelling aircraft, with a combined total of seven personnel aboard. It was not immediately clear which aircraft the rescued Marine was on. "Two Marine Corps aviators were administratively disciplined following the completion of an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding an October 23 irregular flight pattern that resulted in an ...
  • Facebook allowed tech firms special access to user data, documents show

    Facebook allowed tech firms special access to user data, documents show

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    Facebook has refuted six specific areas, as laid out by the chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Damian Collins, in a recent blog post . In one email, dated January 23 2013, a Facebook engineer contacted Zuckerberg to say that rival Twitter Inc. had launched its Vine video-sharing tool, which users could connect to Facebook to find their friends there.
  • Chris Dawson arrested and expected to be charged over wife's murder

    Chris Dawson arrested and expected to be charged over wife's murder

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    He will appear in Parramatta court on the December 6. He'll face Southport Magistrates court later today, where he will likely be extradited to NSW to face charges. He said media reports had contributed to officers gaining additional statements relating to the disappearance. Teacher's Pet, which topped download charts around the world, uncovered two new witness statements police have indicated would be part of their brief of evidence.
  • George HW Bush flies back to capital for final salute

    George HW Bush flies back to capital for final salute

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    Bush's body will be transported to the U.S. Capitol, where he will lie in state in the building's rotunda until Wednesday morning. The unique Boeing 747 the normally flies as "Air Force One" was renamed "Special Air Mission 41" for the flight, as it traveled to Joint Base Andrews in the Maryland suburbs of Washington.
  • Prosecutors recommend no jail time for cooperative Flynn

    Prosecutors recommend no jail time for cooperative Flynn

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    He agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller . The addendum describes Flynn's cooperation here in two buckets: one regarding contacts between "individuals in the Presidential Transition Team and Russian Federation", and a second category that is entirely redacted.
  • Rudy Giuliani Blames Twitter For His Internet Ignorance

    Rudy Giuliani Blames Twitter For His Internet Ignorance

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    Mr Giuliani's tweet - which has been "liked" more than 39,000 times and retweeted more than 14,000 times - is still live, at the time of writing, four days after being created. Even Mexico's former president Vicente Fox was amused, tweeting that "whoever is behind the g-20.in, is a. genius!" Twitter essentially said that's ludicrous as it can not and does not edit tweets.
  • Patiala House Court sends Christian Michel to five days' CBI custody

    Patiala House Court sends Christian Michel to five days' CBI custody

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    Christian Michel , the alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, has been accused of bribing many politicians , officials and journalists to swing the deal. The Enforcement Directorate has said it will question Michel over purported creation of "shell firms" in India and overseas by him and others to launder bribe money that he received for the Augusta deal.
  • Trump sends message to Kim through South Korean President

    Trump sends message to Kim through South Korean President

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    While North Korea under command of Kim Jong Un still has not completely denuclearized, it appears they are working the government of the South in earnest to lessen hostilities, and as the Atlantic article points out, in hopes of alleviating global sanctions to stimulate their economy.
  • Brexit case: European Court says Article 50 can be reversed

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    Alyn Smith MEP, one of those who brought the case, said the opinion issued by a European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general shows that "we now have a roadmap out of the Brexit shambles". In order to revoke Article 50, the opinion says the United Kingdom would have to formally notify the European Council, respect national constitutional requirements - which in the United Kingdom would mean an act of parliament, and finally the revocation would have to take place within the two-year ...
  • Man loses engagement ring while proposing in Times Square

    Man loses engagement ring while proposing in Times Square

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    Times Square's official website even offers help for people who want to go big with a proposal on one of its famous billboards. The only problem? The couple, who were only visiting, have already left the country. The ring, though, was too big and later escaped into the drain in Times Square. "Help us find them?" "We just presumed it was gone". "A few cold beers when we come back to NYC!" Meanwhile, NYPD officers continued their search and on Saturday morning they finally located the ...