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Remembering Angela Merkel's 16-year reign as German chancellor

Following Germany’s elections, NBC News’ Matt Bradley reports on the major events and challenges of Angela Merkel’s 16-year period as chancellor.
Remembering Angela Merkel's 16-year reign as German chancellor
Remembering Angela Merkel's 16-year reign as German chancellor
8h ago

One killed as strong quake hits Greek island of Crete

The quake sent people fleeing into the streets in the city of Heraklion, and schools were evacuated. Repeated aftershocks rattled the area.
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9h ago

BP says nearly a third of its U.K. gas stations running on empty

"They're desperate to have more European drivers undercutting British salaries," a minister said, blaming the crisis on a truckers' group manufacturing panic.
BP Prepares To Ration Petrol Station Deliveries Due To Shortage Of HGV Drivers
BP Prepares To Ration Petrol Station Deliveries Due To Shortage Of HGV Drivers
15h ago

Switzerland votes 'yes' to same-sex marriage, among the last in Western Europe

The country, among the last in Western Europe to grant full marriage rights, will also allow same-sex couples to adopt children and use sperm banks.
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1d ago

Rwandan genocide 'kingpin' Bagosora dies in Mali prison, sources say

Bagosora was serving a 35-year sentence after being found guilty of crimes against humanity.
(FILE) This file picture taken 24 Octobe
(FILE) This file picture taken 24 Octobe
1d ago

China's Xi warns of 'grim' Taiwan situation in letter to opposition leader

"At present, the situation in the Taiwan Strait is complex and grim," the Chinese president wrote.
Image: Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the podium during the unveiling of the Communist Party's new Politburo Standing Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Image: Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the podium during the unveiling of the Communist Party's new Politburo Standing Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
2d ago

U.S. detains 14 Mexican soldiers who accidentally crossed border

One was cited for possessing marijuana for personal use, and they were all returned to their home country within hours.
Image: U.S. border agents briefly detain 14 Mexican soldiers in El Paso
Image: U.S. border agents briefly detain 14 Mexican soldiers in El Paso

Vanuatu to push international court for opinion on protection from climate change

"We must address the crisis by systematically targeting the root causes of one of the biggest and most imminent threats we face today."
Image: FILE PHOTO: People commute on boats to Port Vila, capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu
Image: FILE PHOTO: People commute on boats to Port Vila, capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu
2d ago

Canadian Catholic bishops apologize for indigenous residential schools

The organization expressed "profound remorse" for the abuses children endured at indigenous residential schools.
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Image: FILES-CANADA-INDIGENOUS-SCHOOL-CHURCH
3d ago

Female service member assaulted by Afghan evacuees, Army says

The FBI was investigating the case. The nature of the assault was not disclosed.
Image: The Dona Ana Range Complex on Fort Bliss near Chaparral, New Mexico
Image: The Dona Ana Range Complex on Fort Bliss near Chaparral, New Mexico