• Merkel will step down as chancellor in 2021
Merkel will step down as chancellor in 2021

According to reports, Ms Merkel told CDU leaders that she will not seek reelection as party chairwoman at a conference in early December. Merkel told the party that this will be her final parliamentary term as chancellor, the dpa news agency reported, citing unidentified party sources.

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  • Pipe bomb suspect was spinning records as FBI closed in
Pipe bomb suspect was spinning records as FBI closed in

The suspect has been charged with five crimes, including illegal mailing of explosives. But the district attorney's office dismissed the charges, said Tim Ayock, spokesman for police in the town of Matthews. The packages were mailed in manila envelopes with bubble wrap, and had a return address of "DEBBIE WASSERMAN SHULTZ", [sic] referring to the ...

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  • Man Arrested in Connection With Suspected Mail Bombs
Man Arrested in Connection With Suspected Mail Bombs

Authorities from across the U.S, government, including the director of Homeland Security, have either tied the bombs to south Florida or said they "originated" here. There is no information to suggest she sent the packages. Trump said on Twitter at about 3:15 a.m. EST on Friday. "This division, this hatred, this ugliness, it has to end", Bide...

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  • Now bombs 'target' De Niro and Biden
Now bombs 'target' De Niro and Biden

A 12th package, identified by police as a pipe bomb similar to others found across the country, was found at a US Post Office in Manhattan and the bomb squad were dispatched, NY police said. Clapper is a contributor for CNN . The FBI said the packages found so far had shared characteristics, including manila envelopes with bubble-wrapped int...

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  • Harry and Meghan's wedding exhibition opens at Windsor
Harry and Meghan's wedding exhibition opens at Windsor

The royal couple will move on to New Zealand on Sunday, where they are expected to be greeted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The couple are now enjoying a royal tour to Australia, New Zeland, Tonga and Fiji . Tonight, a reception celebrating 125 years of women's suffrage is one of the first events on the Duke and Duchess' agenda. Harry'...

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  • Japan, China Work to Elevate Ties Despite Differences
Japan, China Work to Elevate Ties Despite Differences

China and Japan capped a restoration of ties with agreements on everything from currency swaps to ocean rescue Friday, a thaw that comes as President Donald Trump seeks better trade terms with both nations. Still, despite the United States hostility pushing Beijing and Tokyo closer together, the two countries' long and fractious history makes a...

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  • Girls planned to attack and kill at least 15 students — Bartow PD
Girls planned to attack and kill at least 15 students — Bartow PD

Fortunately, the girls were found by the assistant principal before they could carry out the alleged attack. The girls were holding a goblet which an administrator suspected was being used to drink alcohol. After they'd eaten their fill - while they'd be satisfied with one student, they wanted to kill 15-25 of them - they planned to stab themselves...

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  • Authorities arrest Fla. man on mail bomb charges
Authorities arrest Fla. man on mail bomb charges

Friday, packages addressed to New Jersey Sen. In one of his last posts, Mr. Sayoc posted a rant about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Obama, both of whom received packages this week. Criminal records show Sayoc was arrested on multiple other occasions for fraud, tampering with evidence, drug possession and unlawfu...

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  • Joint Saudi-Turkish Team Finds Khashoggi Killing Was Premeditated
Joint Saudi-Turkish Team Finds Khashoggi Killing Was Premeditated

After blanket denials of knowledge of his disappearance, Saudi officials acknowledged over the weekend that Khashoggi had been killed by "rogue" agents inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. For their part, the Trump administration and the USA defence industry are scrambling to save the few actual deals in a much-touted $110 billion arms package f...

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  • Immigrant caravan could be weeks away from the U.S. border
Immigrant caravan could be weeks away from the U.S. border

President Donald Trump . Trump has blamed Democrats for what he said were weak immigration laws and claimed - with no evidence - that MS-13 gang members and unknown " Middle Easterners " were hiding among the migrants. 24, 2018. The Immigration and Nationality Act gives the attorney general the power to authorize state and local law en...

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  • 18 dead as floods sweep away students and teachers near Dead Sea
18 dead as floods sweep away students and teachers near Dead Sea

Thirty-four people were rescued in an operation involving helicopters and army troops, police chief Brigadier General Farid al Sharaa told state television. The official, who was not named, expressed surprise that a school trip had been organised despite weather warnings. Thursday's incident is the second tragedy resulting from flash-flooding nea...

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  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders Responds to Bomb Crisis by Criticizing CNN
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Responds to Bomb Crisis by Criticizing CNN

Anthony Scaramucci, who briefly served as the White House communications director, has given an unflattering portrayal of his former boss, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who sacked him last summer. "At his inauguration, the president of the United States swears to protect the U.S. Constitution, including the First Amendment", the letter rea...

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  • New documents contradict Florida Democratic nominee Gillum
New documents contradict Florida Democratic nominee Gillum

Newly released messages between Andrew Gillum , the Democratic candidate for Florida governor, and a lobbyist friend seem to contradict his claim that his brother had purchased tickets to see the Broadway musical, " Hamilton ". DeSantis said, before pivoting to an attack on the press, declaring, "I am not going to bow down to the altar of media...

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  • DeSantis, Gillum tackle Trump and more in Florida debate
DeSantis, Gillum tackle Trump and more in Florida debate

Those rallying behind Gillum in recent days include 16-year-old Sari Kaufman, a Parkland survivor who spent October 21 canvassing for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate. The consensus among conservatives was that DeSantis won the debate, with Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams saying, " Ron DeSantis' debate performance was what I expected fr...

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  • Mattis Preparing Order To Send Troops To US-Mexico Border
Mattis Preparing Order To Send Troops To US-Mexico Border

Trump has acknowledged that he has " no proof " to back up the latter claim. Under standard United States procedures, the migrants, assuming they reached the southern border, would be detained for not having the required documents and asked whether they are afraid of returning to their home.

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  • Trump injects tax-cut talk in the closing weeks of midterm campaign
Trump injects tax-cut talk in the closing weeks of midterm campaign

And even if Republicans push for tax cuts after the midterms, it could be hard, if not impossible, for any new tax cut to pass both chambers when lawmakers return to Washington for a lame-duck session before a new Congress takes over in January.

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  • Caitlyn Jenner's response to Trump's memo on transgender people
Caitlyn Jenner's response to Trump's memo on transgender people

The Trump administration is considering reshaping some federal policies to define gender according to a person's biology and genitalia, according to a new memo from the Department of Health and Human Services. Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican, said if the Trump administration were to eliminate recognition of transgender people in federal ...

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  • John Bolton: Russia 'Understands' Trump's Reasons for Canceling Nuclear Treaty
John Bolton: Russia 'Understands' Trump's Reasons for Canceling Nuclear Treaty

Bolton met with his counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev, on Monday. "I don't think that's necessarily what Donald Trump wants, but he's blundering into that direction with the path he's taking with withdrawal from INF". US National Security Advisor John Bolton was dispatched to Moscow for emergency talks, where he said there would be wider consu...

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  • Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered, blames rogues
Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered, blames rogues

The foreign minister called Khashoggi's murder a bad mistake and offered condolences to his family. Al-Falih said there's no intention of repeating the 1973 oil embargo, in which the kingdom and several regional allies squeezed supplies to the U.S.

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  • Saudi official provides yet another version of Khashoggi's death
Saudi official provides yet another version of Khashoggi's death

The team that approached Khashoggi had been sent to negotiate, but "it went south", the official said, adding that "there was no order for a kidnapping". According to the senior Saudi official, the Saudi team rolled up Khashoggi's body in a rug, took it out in a consular vehicle and handed it to a "local cooperator" for disposal.

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