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Merkel in favour of snap poll over minority government

Germany chancellor says she would prefer a snap election than lead minority government after coalition talks break down.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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German coalition talks fail after FDP walks out

Chancellor Merkel announces the failure of talks, as the EU's largest economy gets closer to a possible new election.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader next year

Peacemaker and divisive former IRA spokesperson says he will retire next year after leading Sinn Fein for 35 years.

Gerry Adams

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Turkey, Russia and Iran meet to discuss Syria

Summit aims to review political progress and humanitarian aid access, Turkish source says.

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Jack Straw hints he was sacked for wanting Hamas talks

Former UK foreign secretary suggested his willingness to talk to Palestinian faction led to his sacking in 2006.

Jack Straw

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Lebanon's Hariri arrives in France to meet Macron

Lebanese leader in Paris with wife but without three children amid speculations he remains 'a Saudi political hostage'.

Lebanese leader Saad Hariri

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Macron to receive Hariri 'with prime minister honours'

French president expected to welcome Lebanese leader and his family in Paris on Saturday.

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NATO apologises to Turkey for war games blunders

Erdogan deemed 'enemy collaborator' while modern Turkey's founder Ataturk shown as 'hostile' during military exercise.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Mafia boss Toto 'the beast' Riina dies at 87

The ruthless figurehead, seen as the boss of bosses of the Sicilian Mafia, died while serving 26 life sentences.

Salvatore 'Toto' Riina

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How has Islamophobia changed over the past 20 years?

The think tank that catapulted the term Islamophobia in 1997 says anti-Muslim racism is on the rise and more pervasive.

Islamophobia

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Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader next year

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