Germany coalition: Merkel courts SPD as pivotal talks begin

Germany coalition: Merkel courts SPD as pivotal talks begin THIERRY ROGE/AFP/Getty Images Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is fighting to form a long-term government German Chancellor Angela Merkel will launch a new round of coalition talks on Sunday in a bid to end the country’s political stalemate.More than three months after its election, Germany is still … Read more

Fire and Fury: Trump says book is ‘fiction’ and author a ‘fraud’

Fire and Fury: Trump says book is ‘fiction’ and author a ‘fraud’ Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump: “We didn’t have an interview”Donald Trump has rejected doubts over his mental health raised in a bombshell new book, describing the book as “fiction” and the author as a “fraud”.His remarks followed an … Read more

Golden Globes: Sex scandal fallout expected to dominate Hollywood awards

Golden Globes: Sex scandal fallout expected to dominate Hollywood awards Image caption Reese Witherspoon and Daniel Kaluuya, star of Get Out, are among the nominees Film awards season gets under way with the Golden Globes later – the first major ceremony since Hollywood was hit by its sexual harassment scandals.Stars of film and television are … Read more

Peru ex-leader Fujimori calls for unity after release

Latin America & Caribbean Latin America & Caribbean Peru ex-leader Fujimori calls for unity after release Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with … Read more

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

US & Canada US & Canada John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email … Read more

Time’s Up: Women launch campaign to fight sexual harassment

US & Canada US & Canada Time’s Up: Women launch campaign to fight sexual harassment Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email … Read more

Trump blasts Pakistan ‘deceit’ in first tweet of the year

Trump blasts Pakistan ‘deceit’ in first tweet of the year Getty Images President Trump has previously said Pakistan offers a “safe haven” to terrorists President Donald Trump has accused Pakistan of lying and deceiving the United States while receiving billions of dollars in foreign aid.In his first tweet of the year, he also alleged Pakistan … Read more

German AfD MP under fire for anti-Muslim new year tweets

Europe Europe German AfD MP under fire for anti-Muslim new year tweets Image copyright EPA Ms Storch waves a bag reading “AfD? Appropriate disposal of right-wing agitation!” in parliament in December A German politician is facing a police investigation over inflammatory comments made on New Year’s Eve.Beatrix von Storch, deputy leader of Germany’s far-right AfD … Read more

US teen arrested after family shot dead on New Year’s Eve

US & Canada US & Canada US teen arrested after family shot dead on New Year’s Eve Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this … Read more

Palestinian girl charged after slapping soldier on video

Palestinian girl charged after slapping soldier on video Media captionAhed Tamimi was arrested after this video went viralIsraeli authorities have charged a Palestinian teenager with assault after a video of her hitting and pushing Israeli soldiers went viral.Ahed Tamimi, 17, and her cousin were filmed in a confrontation with the soldiers that was widely shared … Read more