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Incensed over refugees, east Germans punish easterner Merkel | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - For weeks, Chancellor Angela Merkel endured taunts and whistles whenever she ventured out on the campaign trail in her home region of eastern Germany.<p>Christian Democratic Union CDU party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts after winning the German general election …

Black employees working in Trump's hotel in Washington sue for racial discrimination

Donald Trump has claimed to love “the blacks” over and over again. During the 2016 presidential campaign, he famously asked what blacks had to lose …

Donald Trump

Statistically speaking, black people in Germany don’t exist

Thanks to the refugee crisis, race and immigration have played prominently in Germany’s upcoming election.<p>Immigration is the top issue for Germans voting in the federal race on Sept. 24. Germany’s interior minister has a 10-point proposal for defining national identity, including that “we don’t do …

Angela Merkel

Britain will diverge from EU regulations post-Brexit - David Davis

© Reuters. Union Flags and European Union flags fly near the Elizabeth Tower, housing the Big Ben bell, during the anti-Brexit 'People's March for …

How the German elections will change Brexit negotiations

LONDON — Germany goes to the polls today to decide who will be running the country for the next four years.<p>As well as deciding whether Angela Merkel will return as chancellor, the elections on 24 September could have a big influence on the future shape of Europe as well as Brexit …

Second Brexit referendum needed because Leave voters are dying off, Nick Clegg suggests

Brexitshould be put to a second referendum because people who voted Leave are dying off, the former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has suggested.<p>Mr Clegg, who was deputy prime minister in the coalition government, said the “high point” of support for Brexit had passed because “the oldest voters …

Is Trump All Talk on North Korea? The Uncertainty Sends a Shiver

WASHINGTON — When President Trump gave a fiery campaign speech in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday evening, he drew a rapturous roar by ridiculing Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, as “Little Rocket Man.”<p>Among diplomats and national security specialists, the reaction was decidedly different. After …

What North Korea wants from the U.S.

The U.S. wants North Korea to halt its nuclear program, but North Korea has said it won't do it. Instead, the regime wants the United States to leave …

China urges restraint amid war of words between Trump and North Korea | Reuters

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - China on Monday called for all sides in the North Korea missile crisis to show restraint and not “add oil to the flames” amid an exchange of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.<p>North Korean Foreign …

North Korea

UAE's push on solar should open eyes across wider world

The UAE is getting used to setting solar energy records.<p>Dubai’s latest project, awarded last Saturday, follows this pattern. But, as a leap forward …

Businesses should foot the bill for the pollution they cause, says UN environment chief

The United Nations has said those responsible for pollution should foot the bill for the damage being wreaked on the planet.<p>The organisation’s …

The truth about soaring power prices: wind and solar not to blame

Separate events, different states, alternate days.<p>Between them, however, competition kahuna Rod Sims and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last week …

NASA and NOAA Announce Ozone Hole is a Double Record Breaker

NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists report this year's ozone hole in the polar region of the Southern …

Climate change could shut down the major current that brings warm water to the Atlantic

While not as extreme as the doomsday scenario portrayed in the movie <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i>, such a shutdown could cause wintertime temperatures to plummet by an estimated 7 degrees Celsius or more in northwestern Europe and shift rainfall patterns across the globe.<p>Many previous climate simulations …

People are about to start dumping cable faster than ever before

It’s a bad time to be a cable TV executive. Streaming services are popping up faster than big cable companies can throttle them, and years of bad …