BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) have agreed on the divisive issue of a refugee cap with her conservative Bavarian allies, two conservative sources told Reuters, removing a hurdle to coalition talks with other parties. The agreement came on Sunday evening after leading members of the CDU held talks with the
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BILOXI, Miss. (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakened to become a tropical depression over Alabama on Sunday, although the fast-moving former hurricane left roads and buildings flooded in Mississippi after coming ashore there. Nate’s maximum sustained winds dropped to 35 miles (55 km) per hour as it moved northeast into Alabama, prompting the National
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SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel’s Sunday could not get much worse after engine problems at the Japanese Grand Prix all but killed off his title hopes, but Formula One stewards reprimanded him anyway for missing the national anthem before the race. The German failed to turn up on time for the Japanese anthem, an
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MOGALAKWENA, South Africa (Reuters) – A new power struggle is unfolding in South Africa’s old homelands between global mining giants, traditional leaders and an impoverished rural populace. Parts of an industry long used to labor unrest are now contending with community protests that have cut production of the country’s largest mineral export earner, platinum, and
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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Hurricane Nate made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm packing winds of 85 miles per hour on Saturday night, threatening parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with torrential rain and potential flooding. Nate, the fourth major storm to strike the United States in less
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