Sunday , October 22 2017

Politics

Merkel’s hand weakens ahead of coalition talks after state loss

epa06264027 German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks  during a campaign event of Christian Democratic Union (CDU), in Osnabrück, Germany, 13 October 2017. Lower Saxony state elections in Germany are scheduled for 15 October.  EPA-EFE/DAVID HECKER

Bloomberg German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads into potentially laborious talks this week to form a national government weakened after her Christian Democratic Union suffered a defeat in Volkswagen AG’s home state. Three weeks after Merkel’s CDU won the federal ballot, her party posted its worst election result in Lower Saxony ...

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N Korea ready for missile test any time as drill approaches

epa06262650 The USS Michigan (SSGN 727), the second Ohio-class nuclear-powered guided missile submarine in the US Navy, is docked at naval base in Busan, South Korea, 13 October 2017. The 18,000-ton submarine has a length of 170.6 meters and carries 150 Tomahawk cruise missiles and arrived in South Korea on 13 October amid North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations.  EPA-EFE/JEON HEON-KYUN

Bloomberg South Korean military officials are readying for another possible missile launch by Pyongyang as they prepare for a joint military drill with the US on the disputed peninsula this week. Multiple South Korean media reports citing unidentified military officials on Saturday and Sunday said North Korean missile vehicles “kept ...

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