German Chancellor Angela Merkel is widely expected to secure a fourth term in office after Sunday’s general election. But with another round of coalition wrangling on the cards, the poll may yet offer a few surprises. Europe’s biggest nation heads to the polls on September 24, with surveys suggesting there is little doubt that “Mother”
Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Thursday that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with N. Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on its nuclear and missile program. The U.S. president stopped short of going after North Korea’s biggest trading partner, China, praising as “tremendous”
In many parts of the world, Jewish custom holds that a tombstone be placed on the one-year anniversary of one’s death. For the late Israeli politician Shimon Peres, that anniversary is being marked by the release of his autobiography. In many parts of the world, Jewish custom holds that a tombstone be placed on the
Florian Philippot, for many years the closest aide of French far-right politician Marine Le Pen, said on Thursday he was quitting the National Front party, opening up a likely split in the country’s far-right ranks. Philippot, whose responsibilities for strategy and communications were earlier removed by Le Pen, told France 2 television that he did
Rescuers dug frantically Wednesday for survivors of a 7.1- magnitude earthquake that killed more than 200 people in Mexico, as the nation watched anxiously for signs of life at a collapsed school in the capital. The death toll stood at 225, the head of the national disaster response agency, Luis Felipe Puente, wrote on Twitter.
The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in
A 10-year-old boy was killed and 10 others injured in Togo’s capital as hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters demonstrated Wednesday, the security minister said. The protesters were rallying against a vote by the West African nation’s parliament on a bill they fear will allow the president to run for more terms. Togo’s security minister
The head of the Catalan administration has accused Spain’s central government of imposing a “de facto” state of emergency in the region in order to prevent an independence referendum from taking place. Catalonia‘s separatist leader Carles Puigdemont accused the Spanish government on Wednesday of displaying a “totalitarian attitude” as it seeks to derail the planned