Sunday November 18-th, 2018

Merkel's fourth term in doubt as talks on forming coalition government fail Merkel's fourth term in doubt as talks on forming coalition government fail

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a three-way coalition government that would secure her a fourth term hit a major setback on Sunday after a would-be coalition partner pulled out of exploratory talks, citing irreconcilable differences...

South Korean foreign minister to visit China to arrange presidential trip South Korean foreign minister to visit China to arrange presidential trip

The North's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) released a statement on Saturday, 18 November, detailing Song's visit to Pyongyang. Song, the head of the International Liaison Department of China's Communist Party and a former vice foreig...

Israeli PM questioned for 6th time in corruption probe Israeli PM questioned for 6th time in corruption probe

In a statement, the Israeli police said Netanyahu had been interrogated for "several hours" in his Jerusalem residence. Israeli media has reported that it is likely that Netanyahu himself will be questioned during the submarine investigation, altho...

Big Bend Border Patrol agent dies in the line of duty Big Bend Border Patrol agent dies in the line of duty

On Sunday, Trump responded to the news by reiterating a need to build a border wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. Rogelio Martinez, 36, was identified as the agent who died. Martinez died and his unidentified partner is in serious condition. Mar...

US Marine held in Okinawa US Marine held in Okinawa

The man who caused the accident was " apparently a member of the US Marine Corps ", NHK reports, adding that the breath alcohol test of the military truck driver showed the level of alcohol three times above the legal limit. Stars and Stripes , the m...

Wooden planks everywhere as scaffolding collapses into the street in Lower Manhattan Wooden planks everywhere as scaffolding collapses into the street in Lower Manhattan

First responders were on the scene quickly, Deputy Chief Chris Boyle of the FDNY told the New York Daily News . Advisories are issued for the region when sustained winds are expected to be between 31 and 39 miles per hour, with gusts between 46 and ...

Trump slams Jeff Flake on Twitter, calls his career 'toast' Trump slams Jeff Flake on Twitter, calls his career 'toast'

Local ABC affiliate KNXV's hot mic picked up Flake's conversation with Mesa, Arizona's Mayor John Giles, in which he was encouraged to run for president in 2020. "Anyway, I hope you do it". Senator Jeff Flake criticized Trump for his "flagrant ...

7.3-magnitude quake hits New Caledonia: USGS 7.3-magnitude quake hits New Caledonia: USGS

A 7.0 magnitude quake struck in the South Pacific off the Loyalty Islands, part of French territory of New Caledonia, on Sunday, and tsunami waves have been observed, the US Geological Service ( USGS ) said. "Tsunami waves reaching 0.3 to 1 metres ab...

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies push for unity against Iran, Hezbollah meddling Saudi Arabia and Arab allies push for unity against Iran, Hezbollah meddling

Lebanon's foreign minister will not attend Sunday's Arab League meeting, a ministry source has told AFP , but the country's permanent representative would be present. The Lebanese envoy to the Arab League, Antoine Azzam, made carefully weighed comme...

Hidden Camera Shows Nurses Laughing As 89-Year-Old Man Dies Hidden Camera Shows Nurses Laughing As 89-Year-Old Man Dies

Another rehabilitation facility in Georgia recently fired several employees after a video surfaced of two employees yelling, swearing, and pulling the arms of an elderly patient with severe Alzheimer's. When the responding nurses had trouble gettin...

Privacy: Germany bans kids' 'spying' smartwatches Privacy: Germany bans kids' 'spying' smartwatches

This effectively meant that the technologies that were supposed to help keep children safe could potentially be leveraged by strangers to track them. However, that same feature can let them secretly eavesdrop on any surrounding conversation close to ...

Lin-Manuel Miranda: Puerto Rico Still Needs Government's Help Lin-Manuel Miranda: Puerto Rico Still Needs Government's Help

Numerous 3.4 million residents are still without power as half of Puerto Rico's electric grid remains down. Thousands attended the Unity March for Puerto Rico to stand in solidarity against laws that organizers say "have been systematically oppre...

Rahul pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary Rahul pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary

The PCC president, Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma garlanded the portrait of Indira Gandhi followed by floral tribute by Smti Shanta Singh, member AICC, senior leaders and supporters of Congress party and general public. She also said, the contribution of the ...

French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs calls on PM French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs calls on PM

This event, taking place from November 2017 to February 2018 in nearly 33 Indian cities, will celebrate French innovation and creativity in all areas (culture, education and the economy). He will hold political meetings with several Indian dignitarie...

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

While treating the wounds, surgeons found the large parasites, which may be reflective of poor nutrition and health in North Korea's military, the hospital said. Pentagon officials, top scientists and lawmakers see these measures as a response to Pyo...

Turkish capital bans public LGBT events Turkish capital bans public LGBT events

The governor's office warned that some groups may be provoked by LGBT events and take action against participants because of "certain social sensitivities". A participant in the Gay Pride event in support of LGBT rights reacts as others flee after Tu...

Police ID Suspect in Slaying of Rookie Pennsylvania Police Officer Police ID Suspect in Slaying of Rookie Pennsylvania Police Officer

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 . Police said he's considered armed and risky. The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are offering a $30,000 reward for any information leading to the gunman...

North Korea on 'aggressive schedule' in developing ballistic missile submarine, report says North Korea on 'aggressive schedule' in developing ballistic missile submarine, report says

The shipyard has been notoriously known to be used to build large submarines for North Korea's army, the analysis stated. "The presence of what appear to be sections of a submarine's pressure hull in the yards suggests construction of a new subma...

Ed Sheeran Mumbai concert live updates Ed Sheeran Mumbai concert live updates

From A Team (2011 album), Perfect , Eraser , How Would You Feel to the crazily viral Shape of You , Ed Sheeran kept everyone dancing and grooving to his beats. The tickets for the concert were sold out within minutes. His song " Shape of you "...

Morocco food stampede kills 15 and wounds many Morocco food stampede kills 15 and wounds many

The king will pay for the hospitalization of the wounded and the burials of the dead, according to the statement. Initial reports said that at least 15 people had been killed and four others injured as more than 1,000 people jostled for food aid...

Army chief says Israel prepared to share intel with Saudi Arabia Army chief says Israel prepared to share intel with Saudi Arabia

A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also did not respond immediately to a request to comment. "We have connections that are partially secretive with many Muslim and Arab countries", Steinitz added. "The contacts with the moder...

Korea's ruling party leader makes efforts towards peaceful solution Korea's ruling party leader makes efforts towards peaceful solution

Trump showed his expectation for China's sending of the envoy, tweeting that "A big move, we'll see what happens!". China has previously pushed for a diplomatic solution to the crisis over North Korea; however, Pyongyang has so far ignored Beijing'...

New stamps for the Queen's wedding anniversary New stamps for the Queen's wedding anniversary

Elizabeth is seen wearing an Angela Kelly cream day dress, notes PEOPLE . She also wears a "Scarab" brooch in yellow gold, carved ruby and diamond, designed by Andrew Grima and given to the Queen as a gift in 1966. The touching portrait, which sho...

Thiruvananthapuram: Corporation meet ends in scuffle, mayor among 7 injured Thiruvananthapuram: Corporation meet ends in scuffle, mayor among 7 injured

Tensions erupted during the special council meeting on Saturday after some heated exchanges between the councillors in connection with the installation of high-mast lights in the city. Binu claimed that the attack on the mayor was pre-planned, since ...

BJP, Congress delay announcement of poll nominees in Gujarat BJP, Congress delay announcement of poll nominees in Gujarat

The list also includes 18 OBCs, which include a good number from Thakor caste. Interestingly, BJP has fielded its heavyweight candidate Dilip Sanghani from Dhari constituency, which is now represented by Nalin Kotadia, who had contested under the ban...

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