Social Democrats narrowly beat Merkel’s bloc in German vote

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s center-left Social Democrats won the biggest share of the vote in a national election Sunday, narrowly beating outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Union bloc in a closely fought race that will determine who succeeds the long-time leader at

Israeli troops kill 4 Palestinian gunmen in West Bank clashes

At least four Palestinian gunmen were killed in shootouts with Israeli security forces during a sweeping West Bank arrest operation cracking down on the Islamic militant group Hamas on Sunday, the Israeli military said. It was the deadliest violence between Israeli troops

Merkel warns against socialist swing as Germans head to the polls

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned voters Saturday that a socialist government could “strangulate” businesses and isolate Germany on a global scale.  “It’s about keeping Germany stable. It’s about your future,” she told conservative supporters, first reported by Politico.  Speaking from an event

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