A 17-year-old girl has been arrested after allegedly abusing animals and posting pictures of her acts of cruelty on social networks, Russian media has reported.
Four months after Germany's 11th post-war President, the popular Joachim Gauck announced he would not stand for another term, Merkel is struggling to find consensus over his replacement, exemplifying the splits within her own party and across the political spectrum
A camel escaped from a family home in Kazan, Russia. Perhaps the curious animal thought that the grass was greener on the other side of the fence.
The UN Office of Drugs and Crime has reported that opium production in Afghanistan has jumped 43% in 2016; total land area used for cultivation has also spiked by 10%, and now exceeds 200,000 hectares, producing 4,800 metric tons of opium poppy a year. Kabul knows that it has reason for concern, but hasn't written off its anti-drug efforts yet.
Amid the first evacuations of people from Calais' Jungle migrant camp, there are increasing calls in France for a renegotiation of the Le Touquet accord, which could see border checks take place on the British side of the Channel, with fears of a Jungle-style camp on the English coast in Kent.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, outlined his plans for space travel to Mars during the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico back in September. The billionaire hopes the Red Planet will eventually support human colonies. On Sunday (October 23), during a Q&A Reddit session, he revealed more details about a future mission to Mars.
During his weekend trip to Riyadh, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven did his best to smooth Saudi relations following a bitter diplomatic spate over human rights. Since Saudi Arabia is a key market, it is quite understandable that he actually overdid a bit.
German lawmakers know full well that they approved an intelligence law that is out of line with the country's constitution, Frank Herrmann, privacy spokesman for the Pirate Party in North Rhine-Westphalia, told Sputnik.
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