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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.


Russian lawmaker warns US not to deliver weapons to Ukraine

The situation in eastern Ukraine will worsen rapidly if the United States supplies offensive weapons to Ukrainian government troops, a senior Russian lawmaker said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/20 0:25:41

Kenyan scholar says China's ecological civilization key to stabilize world order

The concept of ecological civilization espoused by China will stabilize the world order that has endured tremors linked to rise of populism in the West as well as climate change, conflicts, economic slowdown and terrorism, a Kenyan scholar said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/20 0:24:19

Fist for support

Zimbabwean soldiers bump fists with joyful protesters thanking them in Harare, Zimbabwe on Saturday. President Robert Mugabe was dismissed as the leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling party on Sunday following a de facto military coup. Photo: AP
Source: AP | 2017/11/19 23:33:40

Cross-border marriage

A couple living on different sides of the US-Mexico border stand for a family portrait after getting married during the “Opening the Door of Hope” event at the border fence gate in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 23:08:39

Clashes as 4 bodies found in Nairobi slum

Clashes erupted in a Nairobi slum Sunday after four bodies were found in the streets, hiking tensions on the eve of a Supreme Court ruling on the validity of last month’s divisive election re-run.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 23:03:40

Iran, Russia, Turkey talk peace for Syria

Top diplomats from Iran, Russia and Turkey met Sunday morning in Antalya to discuss the civil war in Syria ahead of a three-way summit in the Russian city of Sochi on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 23:03:40

US Air Force general to resist ‘illegal’ nuclear strike order

The top US nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an “illegal” launch of nuclear weapons.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 23:03:39

Mugabe dismissed by Zimbabwe ruling party

President Robert Mugabe was dismissed as the leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday in a move to force him to end his 37 years in power peacefully following a de facto military coup.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/19 22:58:40

Zimbabwe's ruling party fires Mugabe, appoints former VP as new leader

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party on Sunday recalled President Robert Mugabe from position of party leader, saying he must resign as president by noon Monday or impeachment proceedings will start.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 22:55:29

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 during World War II, euphemistically called ‘comfort women,’ are displayed on a wall of the exhibition, along with the names of 280 other victims, whose photos were unavailable. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2017/11/19 22:38:40

Chileans vote for president, as billionaire leads the polls

Chileans vote for a new president on Sunday, with billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera the favorite to win, although a crowded field of leftist challengers are likely to force a December runoff.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/19 22:38:39

Palestinians may put US ‘on hold’ if Trump closes PLO offices

The Palestinians will freeze their ties with the US if it follows through on a threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington, a senior PLO official warned Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 22:38:39

Beirut awaits explanation for sudden resignation in Saudi Arabia

Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/19 22:33:39