21 January 2018


Kabul Intercontinental Hotel siege ends, all gunmen killed-govt (170)
A man tries to escape from a balcony at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel during an attack by gunmen Afghan Special Forces ended an overnight siege at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday, killing the last gunman from a group of three attackers who stormed the hotel, taking hostages and battling security forces for hours. Two gunmen were killed on Saturday night.
German SPD gives greenlight to formal coalition talks with Merkel's Union (25)
Source: Xinhua 2018-01-22 01:42:12 German Chancellor and leader of German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel (C), leader of German Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer (L) and leader of German Social Democratic Party (SPD) Martin Schulz pose for photos after a joint press conference at the headquarters of SPD, in Berlin, Germany, on Jan.
Iraqi court sentences German woman of Arab descent to death for joining Islamic State (12)
Reuters Staff BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced to death a German woman of Arab descent for joining Islamic State, a spokesman for the criminal court in Baghdad said. The woman was caught by Iraqi forces during the battle of Mosul last year, the spokesman said, declining to identify her by name.
6 killed as gunmen attack luxury hotel in Kabul (14)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says an assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul has ended after more than 12 hours with all the attackers killed by security forces. The Taliban claimed the attack, which began late Saturday, saying five gunmen armed with suicide vests targeted foreigners and Afghan officials. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the last attacker was killed
Audi ordered to recall 127,000 vehicles over emissions (9)
Germany's KBA automotive watchdog has detected illicit emission-control software in Audi's latest Euro-6 diesel models and has ordered a recall of 127,000 vehicles, Reuters reported. Audi, a unit of Volkswagen, said in a statement that the models had been included in a voluntary recall of 850,000 diesel vehicles with V6 and V8 TDI engines announced in July. "The engine control software for the vehicles in question will be
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