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“I will not be seeking any political post after my term ends,” she told a news conference in Berlin. Merkel also said she would not seek re-election as leader of the centre-right CDU party in December. She has held the post since 2000. The CDU was severely weakened in Sunday’s poll in the state of […]

Iran’s health ministry says a total of 84 people have died and nearly 1,000 been poisoned from consuming bootleg alcohol over the past six weeks. Multiple cases of poisoning by a deadly batch of moonshine were first reported in late September and have spread across the country. According to the ISNA news agency, the spokesman […]

Robert Bowers, the alleged gunman accused of killing 11 Jewish worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday has pleaded not guilty and requested a jury trial. He faces 44 counts of murder, hate crimes, obstructing religious practices and other crimes. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. US media reported Bowers entered the courtroom without a […]

Staff at Google offices across the world, including its New York building, have walked out in a series of unprecedented protests against the company’s treatment of women. Pictures have been shared on social media of employees taking part in Dublin, London and Zurich. The first walkout was at Google’s Singapore office. The staff are demanding […]

The Russian premiere of Hollywood action film Hunter Killer, in which US soldiers save a Russian president during a coup, has been postponed. The distributor, Megogo Distribution, asked cinemas not to show the film hours before the premiere, saying it had not received a screening licence. Russia’s culture ministry, which issues licences, said the company […]

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