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Speculation grows over Merkel's re-election plans in Germany

Speculation grows over Merkel's re-election plans in Germany

With the rise in support for right-wing political parties in a number of European countries and this month's victory of Donald Trump in the USA presidential elections, some analysts describe Mrs Merkel as a bastion of liberal values in the West.



Despite protests, Marcos is buried at heroes' cemetery

So the funeral shocked many pro-democracy advocates and human-rights victims who planned several protests nationwide on Friday to oppose the burial. "But I know we still have a lot of criticisms to face". Marcos's eldest daughter, Imee Marcos, the governor of Ilocos Norte province, thanked Duterte for allowing her father, a former soldier and guerrilla leader during World War Two, to be laid to rest with soldiers.



Facebook's Zuckerberg discloses steps to fight fake news

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn't think fake news influenced last week's presidential election. In a post on his Facebook page Friday night, Zuckerberg said "we take misinformation seriously". FOLKENFLIK: We don't exactly know. In his place, billionaire Mr Zuckerberg said: "We have been working with this issue for quite a while and we take this duty seriously".


Ward dethrones Kovalev by unanimous decision

Ward dethrones Kovalev by unanimous decision

American boxer Andre Ward edged Russian Sergey Kovalev in a nail-biting points win after surviving an early knockdown to win the IBF, WBA Super and WBO world light-heavyweight titles at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. "It's nothing in me that wanted to run, duck, dodge, hide it was just "I've got to get this back" and thankfully I had the rounds to try and get some more rounds in the bank", Ward said.


115 dead as train derails in north India; some still trapped

115 dead as train derails in north India; some still trapped

With the death toll set to rise further, the derailment could become India's worst rail tragedy since 2005, when a train was crushed by a rock and another plunged into a river - each killing more than 100 people. 250 police officials are also involved in carrying out the rescue and relief operations. Of the roughly 150 injured, 72 were in serious condition, he said .


Trump agrees to $25M settlement to resolve Trump U lawsuits

Trump agrees to $25M settlement to resolve Trump U lawsuits

The settlement was negotiated by president-elect's lawyers with Schneiderman, in NY, and law firms that brought two separate class action lawsuits concerning Trump University in California. They also proposed that Trump's trial testimony be recorded before trial. Trump "fought us every step of the way, filing baseless charges and fruitless appeals and refusing to settle for even modest amounts of compensation for the victims of his phony university".