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Blow for Merkel as coalition talks fail


Chancellor Angela Merkel was left scrambling to drag Germany out of a crisis Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed, potentially forcing Europe's top economy into snap elections.

Japan’s wall of shame

A visitor takes photos with a mobile phone on Saturday at the newly opened memorial and exhibition hall for women in Gwangju, South Korea. Photos of 105 victims, including 22 foreigners, who were forced into sexual slavery by Japanese troops ...

Sad farewell

An Indian villager offers a prayer to the body of an elephant near Thakurkhchi Railway Station on the outskirts of Guwahati on Sunday. Two elephants were killed by a train while their herd was crossing a railway track. Scarcity of ...


Over 200 children and young people mark World Children's Day in Geneva

Young students take part in activities to celebrate the World Children's Day in the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 20, 2017. Over 200 children and young people ...

Hope springs eternal

Banners and Argentine flags in support of submarine crew members are posted outside Argentina’s naval base in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, on Sunday.


Blow for Merkel as coalition talks fail

Chancellor Angela Merkel was left scrambling to drag Germany out of a crisis Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed, potentially forcing Europe's top economy into snap elections.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/20 23:18:40

Mugabe’s party to launch impeachment process Tuesday: MP

President Robert Mugabe faced the prospect of impeachment on Monday after going on Zimbabwe TV to assert his control despite the military takeover and his party's vow to force him out.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/20 23:18:40

Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta’s presidential win

Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month's repeat presidential vote, paving the way for him to be sworn in next week.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/20 23:18:40

Chile’s future

Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera celebrates following elections at the party headquarters in Santiago on Sunday. The billionaire businessman was the clear leader with more than half the votes counted in a presidential election in Chile on Sunday that will go to a second-round runoff in December. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/20 23:18:39

Court dismisses petition

Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga (third from right) and other judges stand before Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two petitions to overturn the country’s October 26 presidential election re-run, validating the poll victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/20 23:13:40

Suu Kyi slams world conflicts for troubles

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Monday the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech, the Associated Press reported on Monday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/11/20 22:28:39

Going for it

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez speaks during his final campaign rally in Tegucigalpa on Sunday. Honduras will hold presidential elections on November 26, with Hernandez allowed to seek a second term.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/20 22:23:40

US military in Japan under alcohol ban after drunk driving fatality

US military personnel in Japan banned all personnel from consuming alcohol after a drunk-driving accident on the island of Okinawa where anti-base sentiment runs high.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/20 22:18:40

Trump slams UCLA player’s father

US President Donald Trump on Sunday upbraided the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, tweeting he "should have left them in jail!"
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/20 22:18:39

Peeing video goes viral, but Indian official just had ‘to go’

An Indian ruling party politician has been left red-faced after a video of him urinating in public went viral on World Toilet Day, despite government efforts to stop people relieving themselves in the open.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/20 22:18:39

In need of a helping hand

A child whose family was a victim of the September 19 earthquake looks toward protesters during a demonstration in Mexico City on Sunday. The survivors are demanding the government do more to help after they were left homeless by the earthquake that hit central Mexico two months ago.
Source: IC | 2017/11/20 22:13:39

People-to-people partnership needed to address challenges: Aung San Suu Kyi

Partnerships, not just between governments, but people-to-people, are needed to address far-reaching challenges, Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi said at the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting (ASEM FMM13) on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/20 21:58:35

Russia interested in finding solution to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: FM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said here on Sunday that Russia is interested in finding a solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and will make every effort to help achieve a settlement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/20 21:57:29