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After German Vote, Europe Can Turn to Patching Euro's Flaws

Sunday's national election in Germany will sound the starting gun for a renewed debate on fixing flaws in Europe's shared currency to prevent future crises.   France's new president Emmanuel Macron has made it clear he is willing to push for change to strengthen the euro and is expected to make proposals in a major speech Tuesday. He is pushing for, among other things, a finance minister for the eurozone to oversee a central fiscal pot of money that could even out recessions in individual… Read Full Article

Russian General Killed in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry has announced one of its generals was killed while fighting Islamic State in Syria. "Division general Valeri Assapov was killed when a shell exploded during shelling by IS fighters," the ministry was quoted as saying by local media. He was serving as an advisor to Syrian government troops "in the operation for the liberation of the city of Deir el-Zour,'' it said. Deir el-Zour province, on Syria's eastern border with Iraq, is rich with oil and gas fields that… Read Full Article

Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, nationalists rise

The chancellor is re-elected but nationalists make a historic breakthrough, sparking protests.

Bus crash in Austrian Alps averted after tourist applies brake

The passenger reached the brake moments before the vehicle left the road in the Alps, police say.

Sighting of IS Flag in Pakistan’s Capital Stirs Public Worries

The sighting of an Islamic State flag spread fears among residents in Pakistan’s capital, prompting authorities to order an investigation of the incident. “The Caliphate is coming,” read an inserted slogan on an IS flag which was put up over a billboard Sunday on a major expressway in Islamabad. Pakistan Interior Ministry authorities told VOA a committee has been formed to investigate the incident, denying reports IS may have established a foothold in the country. “The group does not have… Read Full Article

African Champions League: Etoile du Sahel progress to semis

Two goals from Egyptian Amr Marei sees Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel set up an African Champions League semi-final against Egypt's Al Ahly.

One Killed, 7 Injured in Tennessee Church Shooting

One person was killed and seven wounded when a masked gunman opened fire in a church just after the service ended Sunday in the southern U.S. state of Tennessee. The shooter, described by police as a 26-year-old suspect from Rutherford County, was also shot but it is not clear if the shooting was accidental or intentional. Don Aaron, spokesman for the Metro Nashville Police Department, said the gunman fatally shot a woman in the parking lot of the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ before… Read Full Article

Hurricane Maria Weakens as It Moves North

Hurricane Maria, which ravaged Puerto Rico last week, is growing weaker as it moves north. But the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Sunday the storm could still cause dangerous surf and rip currents at beaches on the U.S. east coast. Maria, which hit the island of Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm, weakened to a category 2 with maximum sustained winds of 165 kph. Puerto Rico remains without power, except for generators, and phone service is spotty, as officials struggle to provide… Read Full Article

India v Australia: Hosts top one-day rankings after completing series win

India move to the top of the ICC one-day rankings after completing a series win against Australia with two games to spare.

September 24, 2017

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