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Merkel's CDU backs Steinmeier for German presidency

Merkel's CDU backs Steinmeier for German presidency

FILE - In this June 24, 2015 file photo German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier , left, and his wife Elke Buedenbender arrive for an official state dinner for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in front of Germany's . Therefore let's ask our people and let the people decide. "We are truly fed up of these statements degrading Turkey ". The bitter rhetoric from Turkey has increased since the release of a highly critical European Union report last week that made clear its prospects ...



Modi promises to ease cash crunch

Stating that he understood the inconvenience being faced by people due to demonetisation, Modi compared his action to a new whitewash which gives out pungent smell, but is necessary. "We are requesting them to cooperate in the crusade against corruption, black money and fake currency", Kumar said. "Farmers are facing vast difficulties in arranging seed and fertilisers in the Rabi crop season".


PM should apologise for mocking people standing in queues: Kejriwal

PM should apologise for mocking people standing in queues: Kejriwal

Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta today accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of "misusing" the House privileges, and leveling "false and malicious" allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "You are the PM of black money holders, rich and enemy of the poor", Kejriwal said. Kejriwal urged the President to direct the government to withdraw at once the demonetisation scheme that has led to a cash chaos all over the country with millions thronging banks and ATMs.


Schmidt anticipates All Blacks backlash

Schmidt anticipates All Blacks backlash

Joe Schmidt has challenged his players to withstand a furious backlash from a New Zealand side seeking revenge in Dublin on Saturday. In Soldier Field, the foundation for victory was laid in the first-half display, where Ireland didn't lose a single throw, while 17 points came from lineouts as a starter play.


Soldier from Stockton is 1 of 2 killed in Afghanistan

Soldier from Stockton is 1 of 2 killed in Afghanistan

Lubelt of Tamaroa, Illinois, is scheduled to arrive today (Tuesday) at Dover, home to the nation's largest military mortuary. The Department of Defense says two soldiers died Saturday from injuries inflicted by an improvised explosive device in Bagram, Afghanistan .


Japan, South Korea sign preliminary intelligence-sharing pact on North Korea

Japan, South Korea sign preliminary intelligence-sharing pact on North Korea

Korea was a colony of Japan from 1910 to 1945. This year alone Pyongyang has conducted two underground nuclear tests and dozens of ballistic missile tests. The deal with Japan has come at a time when South Korean President Park Geun-Hye is fighting for her political life after a controversy relating to her long-time confidante's political involvements rocked the government.