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Russia Blames US For Death Of Top General In Syria

Russia's Foreign Ministry blamed the "two-faced policy" of the United States for the death of Russian Lieutenant-General in Syria. "The death of the Russian commander is the price paid with blood for the hypocrisy of American policy in Syria."

Global Stocks Mixed After "Nightmare Victory" For Merkel; Chinese Property Developers Crash

European stocks rose as the euro tumbled following Germany’s election result which was dubbed a "Nightmare Victory" for Merkel and could lead to complicated coalition talks. U.S. equity-index futures point to a lower open, while Asian equities slide after a plunge in Chinese property developer names as well as tech stocks following more iPhone delivery concerns. S&P500 futures are steady. 

Chris Hedges On The Silencing Of Dissent

"The ruling elites, who grasp that the reigning ideology of global corporate capitalism and imperial expansion no longer has moral or intellectual credibility, have mounted a campaign to shut down the platforms given to their critics. The attacks within this campaign include blacklisting, censorship and slandering dissidents as foreign agents for Russia and purveyors of 'fake news'."

In Major Disappointment, Merkel Wins German Election Despite Worst Result Since 1949; AfD Surges To Enter Parliament

The German polls have officially closed, and the first exit polls numbers come in, confirming the expected fourth victory for Angela Merkel, however with a far lower than expected 32.5% of the vote, while her main challenger, the SPD gets only 20%. What is striking is the dramatic (late) surge for the nationalist AfD party, which got a higher than expected 13.5% of the vote.

With German Polls Closing, Merkel Looks To Historic 4th Term In Office; Far-Right AfD Set To Enter Bundestag

With polls closing shortly, Germany voted on Sunday in the country's federal elections in which long-serving Chancellor Angela Merkel looks certain to win a historic fourth term in office. The vite is also expected to see the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) entering parliament: it would be the first time in 60 years that a far-right Germany party will be represented in the Bundestag.