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Angela Merkel ‘nears refugee deal’ with Bavarian allies in coalition talks

Two weeks after winning elections with a reduced majority, German Chancellor Angela Merkel neared a deal Sunday to unite her conservative camp on the flashpoint issue of refugee policy as she seeks to build a new coalition government, a party source said.

Refugee issue complicates Angela Merkel’s bid to form government

Two weeks after winning elections with a reduced majority, German Chancellor Angela Merkel took a first step Sunday toward forming a government by trying to unite her conservative camp which is bitterly divided over refugee policy.

Germany’s Angela Merkel confirms ready to govern with liberals and Greens

German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed Saturday she would start talks with liberals and Greens to try to form a new coalition government after last month's election.

Germany celebrates first gay marriages

Two German men made history Sunday by saying “I do” and becoming the first same-sex couple to marry after decades of struggle, but campaigners say the battle for equal rights isn’t over.

Angela Merkel wins fourth term

Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the hard right AfD, the best showing for a nationalist force since World War II.

Merkel heads for German poll win, hard-right AfD for first seats

Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to cruise to victory in elections Sunday but also to face the breakthrough into parliament of hard-right populists for the first time in Germany's post-war history.

Germany votes in key national elections

Germany is going to the polls on Sunday for the country's federal elections, with long-serving Chancellor Angela Merkel looking all but certain to win a historic fourth term in office.

New Zealand election stalemate leaves maverick Peters as kingmaker

New Zealand's cliffhanger election ended in a stalemate Saturday, leaving maverick populist Winston Peters of the New Zealand First (NZF) party to decide whether conservative Prime Minister Bill English or his youthful challenger Jacinda Ardern forms government.

Turkey slams ‘arrogant’ German reaction to Erdogan poll call

Turkey on Saturday lashed out at "arrogant" German reaction to comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urging ethnic Turks in Germany to vote against both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition.

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37 job openings for young Nigerians in UN – Amina Mohammed

There are 37 career openings for young Nigerians under the United Nations bureaucracy, according to UN deputy secretary-general, Amina Mohammed.

No rape in IDP camps in Yobe – SEMA

Yobe State Emergency Management Agency on Saturday refuted media reports alleging rape of some of Internally Displaced Persons who are camped in Damaturu.

ITTF World Cup: Aruna Quadri hopes to avoid World number one Ma Long

Aruna Quadri, the highest ranked African table tennis player, says he hopes to avoid World number one Ma Long in the ongoing Men’s International Table Tennis Federation World Cup in Liege, Belgium.

Presidents Buhari, Conde meet in Istanbul to deepen relations

President Muhammadu Buhari at a bilateral meeting with President Alpha Conde of Guinea on Friday night in Istanbul, Turkey, urged African leaders to speak ‘with one voice’, independent of foreign influence, to achieve economic integration, development, peace, and security on the continent.

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Eight suspects arrested for raping four female hawkers

The Niger State Child Rights Protection Agency has announced the arrest of eight persons suspected of raping four girls in Minna.

Liverpool almost signed Cristiano Ronaldo – Gerard Houllier

Gerard Houllier has revealed Liverpool once came close to signing Cristiano Ronaldo but were forced to abandon a move for the Portuguese superstar due to the club's strict wage structure.

Victor Moses suffers suspected hamstring injury in Chelsea clash

Nigeria star Victor Moses has sustained a suspected hamstring injury in Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Turkish-based Super Eagles stars meet Presidents Buhari, Recep Erdogan

Super Eagles duo of William Troost-Ekong and Mikel Agu on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey.

Japan braces for super typhoon ahead of election

A powerful typhoon was bearing down on Japan Saturday, a day ahead of national elections, with experts predicting severe winds and heavy rains as the country goes to the polls.