News of today: GBoliviens head of state Morales resigns


The most important news at a glance:

  • Romania: Pro-European president clearly ahead (20.30)
  • Spain: Socialists win clearly, but have no majority (20.15 clock)
  • GroKo agrees in the dispute over basic pension (15.50 clock)
  • Morales announces new elections in Bolivia (13.08)
  • Laschet does not exclude chancellor candidate completely (8.28 clock)
  • Spaniards elect new parliament for the fourth time in four years (5.13 am)

The news of the weekend in the star-Ticker:

+++ 22.06 clock: Bolivia's leader Morales resigns +++

After weeks of protests against him Bolivia's President Evo Morales has announced his resignation. He sent a letter of resignation to parliament, the left-wing leader said in a televised speech on Sunday. Earlier, Morales had announced a new election after the controversial presidential election three weeks ago.

+++ 20.30 Clock: projections: Romanian President John Iohannis by far ahead election +++

In the presidential election in Romania, pro-European incumbent Klaus Iohannis is well ahead. The center-right politician Iohannis, who belongs to the German minority of Romania, comes to 39 percent, as projections from Sunday evening showed. In the run-off election in late November, he is likely to meet former Social Democratic head of government Viorica Dancila, which comes to 22.5 percent according to the projections. Iohannis, who was a favorite in the first round of elections, is seen in Eastern Europe as a counterpart of the anti-European Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and the right-wing nationalist Polish ruling party "Law and Justice" (PiS).

+++ 20:16: After deadly knife attack in Moers: Four suspects in custody +++

After the deadly knife attack in Moers near Duisburg four suspects are in custody. The police informed Duisburg in the evening. It concerns men from Duisburg and Moers. The investigation of the circumstances of the death of the victim initially continued, as it was called. A dispute between two groups of people on Saturday evening had escalated on the open road from initially unexplained cause. There were at least two injured people who, according to police, have no mortal danger. On Saturday evening, the police had arrested several suspects. A murder commission has taken over the investigation.

+++ 20:12: Socialist Sanchez wins by forecasts Spain election, but has no majority +++

The Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) led by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has won the parliamentary elections in Spain by a clear margin, according to forecasts. However, according to figures from the television station RTVE and the research institute Gad3, the PSOE again clearly missed the absolute majority with around 27.3 percent of the vote. The fourth-largest economy in the eurozone threatens to continue the political blockade.

+++ 15.50 clock: GroKo tips conclude basic pension with comprehensive income test +++

The coalition has settled its dispute over the basic pension, according to government sources. An agreement was reached in the coalition committee. As CDU party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer announced in Berlin, there will be no means test, but determined the right to the basic pension through a comprehensive income test. According to the interim SPD leader Malu Dreyer will be from 1 January 2021 about 1.4 to 1.5 million people receive basic pension – in the vast majority of women. The introduction of the basic pension is "a socio-political milestone," said Dreyer. CSU boss Markus SOder spoke of a rounding off of the mid-term review of Groko. The party leaders were optimistic that the compromise would happen to the respective party committees.

Ground rent compromise: Markus SOder, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Malu Dreyer are satisfied

+++ 14:34: Two Dutchmen die in avalanche accident in Tyrol +++

Off the slopes, two skiers in the Austrian Alps have been killed by an avalanche. The Dutch drove on Saturday in the Tyrolean ski resort SOlden down a mountain gully, as a small slab broke and spilled, as the police reported. According to records of the Austria Press Agency is the first fatal avalanche accident in Austria this season.

Forces were able to quickly locate and rescue the two men at the age of 33 and 39, but the two were already dead. According to the Mountain Rescue, one of the skiers triggered an avalanche airbag, but was still buried by the snow. The Tyrolean avalanche service had warned on Friday in a blog entry against dangers, especially in the high mountains.

+++ 14:23: Iran begins with the construction of a second Akws on the Gulf +++

Iran has begun building a second nuclear power plant in the port city of Bushehr on the Persian Gulf. This was announced Atomic Chief and Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, according to news agency Fars. The new Akw will have a 1000-megawatt reactor and be completed by 2023. Immediately thereafter, Iran will commence construction of a third Akw, according to Salehi, which will then be operational by 2025.

After massive protests: Bolivia's President Morales announces new elections

+++ 13.08 clock: Morales announces convocation of new elections in Bolivia +++

Bolivia's President Evo Morales wants to call new elections after weeks of protests. He announced this on television. Shortly before, the Organization of American States (OAS) had demanded that the Bolivian presidential election of October 20 should be annulled.

+++ 11:22: pit Teutschenthal wants to resume operation quickly +++

In the pit Teutschenthal in Saxony-Anhalt to be worked after the deflagration with two injured shortly again. "The regular operation is expected to be partially resumed in the course of Monday," said a company spokeswoman on Sunday. The targeted ventilation of the accident site has a positive effect. Meanwhile, one of the two injured miners left the hospital on Saturday, the second was still in medical treatment.

+++ 8.28 clock: Laschet does not exclude Chancellor candidate completely +++

The North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) has not categorically excluded a chancellor candidate. When asked whether the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister and head of the largest national association is not always a born chancellor candidate, Laschet said the "Tagesspiegel", Johannes Rau once said. "You should only contradict Johannes Rau, if it is absolutely necessary."

Rau was state chairman of the SPD in North Rhine -Westphalia and defeated in the general election in 1987 as SPD chancellor candidate Helmut Kohl (CDU). "Seriously though, the question does not arise at the moment and will be decided when it is due," Laschet added. He does not expect a majority at the federal party congress in just under two weeks for a primary election of the next CDU / CSU candidate for chancellor.

+++ 5.13 clock: Spaniards vote for the fourth time in four years, a new parliament +++

Already for the fourth time in four years, the Spaniards are called to the polls today to elect a new parliament. Favorite are the Socialists of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, whose victory is safe according to surveys. However, it is completely unclear whether a stable government can be formed after the polls. Neither the left nor the right camp has a parliamentary majority of 176 of the 350 MPs in parliament in Madrid in sight.

+++ 3.23 clock: young people dies in crowds before rap concert in Venezuela +++

In the run-up to a rap concert in Venezuela, a 14-year-old girl died and around 30 others were injured. Already since the early morning hours on Saturday, hundreds of young people had rushed to the entrance to a park in the capital Caracas, where the rapper Neutro Shorty should give a free concert.

Suddenly, several people tried to break the barriers, according to civil protection chief Miguel Balza. The grates tumbled over, causing a mass crowd. The 14-year-old was jammed under a grate, "and people ran over it," Balza said. The concert was canceled after the accident.

+++ 1.06 clock: Union with losses in two surveys +++

The Union has lost some of its support in two polls, but remains strongest in both surveys. In the "Sunday trend" of the "Bild am Sonntag" CDU and CSU are together at 26 percent, one percentage point less than in the previous week. The coalition partner SPD remains in the weekly survey of opinion polled Emnid with 16 percent in third place behind the Greens, which come to 18 percent. One percentage point each can win the FDP and the Left, both land at 10 percent. The AfD slips one point and is 14 percent.

+++ 0.49 clock: protesters occupy central government of state media in Bolivia +++

In the dispute over the outcome of the presidential election in Bolivia, protesters have occupied the headquarters of two state broadcasters. The broadcasters Bolivia TV and Radio Patria Nueva were occupied on Saturday and the staff were told to go, said the Radio Patria Nueva chief Ivan Maldonado the news agency AFP. Dozens of workers left the building in Caracas under boos from hundreds of protesters.

News from Saturday, November 9th

+++ 22:36: Prominent Russian historian under suspicion of murder arrested +++

In St. Petersburg, a prominent Russian historian has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The police said a 63-year-old man was initially rescued from the Moika River. In his backpack, the officers then found the arms of a woman, which is why he was arrested on suspicion of murder. The investigators did not mention the man's name, but police sources said that it was a Napoleon expert. He is a member of the French Legion of Honor.

Russian media reported that the university professor had fallen drunk into the Moika when he tried to sink body parts. During a search of his home, police officers discovered the decapitated body of a 24-year-old student with whom he had written several books. The portal, citing anonymous police sources, said the historian confessed to killing the student two days earlier.

+++ 19:42: Susanne Johna as the first woman at the head of the Marburger Bund +++

The medical union Marburger Bund is headed by a woman for the first time. The internist and state chairman of the Marburg Federation of Hesse, Susanne Johna, received at the General Assembly in Berlin 116 of 209 votes, as the Marburg Federation announced. Her competitor, the doctor Andreas Botzlar, national chairman of the Marburg Confederation of Bavaria, received 93 votes. He was confirmed as 2nd Chairman. Johna replaces Rudolf Henke, who after 12 years in office did not run again and was appointed Honorary Chairman of the Association by the Annual General Meeting.

+++ 18.50 clock: Steinmeier appeals to Germans: Break new walls again! +++

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier appealed to the Germans to tear down newly created walls in society since 1989. "The Great Wall, this inhuman structure that has claimed so many victims, is no longer standing, this wall is gone, once and for all," he said at the Berlin Wall Festival at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. "But across our land new walls have been built, walls of frustration, walls of rage and hatred, walls of speechlessness and alienation, walls that are invisible but still divide, walls that stand in the way of our cohesion." The Berlin Wall had established the DDR regime of injustice. "But we have built the new walls in our country, and only ourselves can tear them down," Steinmeier said. "So we do not watch, we do not complain about it: Let's break down those walls!"

+++ Investigations: Son of AfD politician should have received death threats +++

The son of a Berlin AfD country politician is said to have received death threats from classmates. The 16-year-old said that classmates had threatened him and his family for some time, police said. They would have threatened him with death, said a police spokesman on request. According to initial findings of the police, the background should be the political commitment of the father, who is a member of the AFD parliamentary group in the Berlin House of Representatives. Therefore, the police state security took over the investigation. The threats are said to have been sent, inter alia, via a text message service. The student had therefore turned on Friday to the school management, this alarmed the police. The teenager called the officials three suspicious classmates aged 15, 16 and 18 years.

+++ 17.07 clock: Thousands demonstrate against neo-Nazi march in Bielefeld +++

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Bielefeld for a neo-Nazi march. The approximately 230 participants on behalf of the party The rights and the approximately 4,800 participants from a total of 14 counter-demos held the police by his own statement with numerous blocks. Incidents were initially not reported. Just to the 81st anniversary of the National Socialist November pogroms in honor of an imprisoned, repeatedly convicted Holocaust denier, the right had called for a march through Bielefeld. The police were with about 1000 forces from all over North Rhine-Westphalia on the spot. It prohibited the right-wing statements that could incite hatred against sections of the population or disrupted public peace, and sent the chairman a list of banned slogans. For reports, there had nevertheless been Holocaust denying statements, there was initially no official confirmation. Trade unions, churches, associations and political parties have joined forces against the neo-Nazis under the motto "Fascism is not an opinion but a crime".

+++ 14:34 clock: Man with cut off female hands in the backpack from river rescued +++

A man with two severed female hands in a backpack has been rescued from a river in the middle of St. Petersburg, northern Russia. He had a weapon with him, the police said. He had come to the hospital with hypothermia. Born in 1956, the man is suspected to have murdered a previously unknown woman.

Russian media reported that the suspect wanted to sink his backpack in the river Moika. When this did not succeed, he should have jumped into the water. In his home, a female body, a head, and a bloody saw were reportedly found. At first the police only reported that there were searches.

+++ 13:38: Beatles photographer Robert Freeman died at the age of 82 years +++

The famous Beatles photographer Robert Freeman died at the age of 82 years. "He was one of our favorite photographers during the Beatles years, who realized some of our most legendary album art," ex-Beatle Paul McCartney praised the deceased on his website. Former band member Ringo Starr also expressed his condolences: "God bless Robert Freeman, peace and love for his whole family," he wrote in a tweet.

+++ 12:23: Storms in Asia: dead in the Philippines +++

Four people, two of them children, died in a storm in the Philippines. Typhoon Nakri has caused floods and landslides in the north of the country and displaced more than 21 000 people from their homes, said the Civil Protection on Saturday. The youngest victim was only ten, another 14 years old. The storm had since Tuesday brought strong wind and heavy rain, especially in the province of Cagayan. The Southeast Asian island nation is hit by about 20 typhoons each year.

+++ 11.16 clock: At least two dead by devastating bushfires in Australia +++

At least two people died in the devastating bushfires of eastern Australia. Seven more people were missing, as the head of state of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, announced. According to the fire department, a hundred houses were destroyed by the flames on Friday. More than 30 people were injured, most of them firefighters.

One of the victims was found in a car according to the rescue services, a woman had died despite hours of medical rescue efforts. The number of dead could increase during the day, said Berejiklian. Despite a small breather on Saturday, the weather forecast for the coming week suggests that "the worst is not over yet".

New South Wales: Devastating bush fires in Australia are destroying many houses - several people are missing

+++ 9.38 clock: Pistorius and KOpping support Scholz and Geywitz in runoff election to SPD tip +++

In the competition for the SPD presidency, the candidate duo Olaf Scholz and Klara Geywitz have won other prominent supporters. Lower Saxony's Interior Minister Boris Pistorius, who had also applied with Petra KOpping for the party leadership, said the "New Osnabrucker Zeitung", 30 years after the fall of the Berlin need the SPD "an East-West double top". It is about different life experiences and perspectives. "That's why we will support Klara Geywitz and Olaf Scholz in the run-off election."

+++ 7:48 am: Police in Hong Kong arrest pro-democracy MPs +++

Hong Kong police reportedly arrested three pro-democracy MPs on Saturday for their involvement in a crackdown in the Hong Kong parliament last May. Four other MPs said they had been asked to visit a police station on Friday. The mass protests in Hong Kong have been going on for five months. At night vigils for a deceased demonstrator, there were again clashes between demonstrators and the police on Friday.

Protesters in Hong Kong

+++ 6.18 clock: No meeting of CDU leader with Left Prime Minister Ramelow +++

There will not be a meeting of Thuringia's CDU leader Mike Mohring with left-wing Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow for the foreseeable future. The offer of talks by Ramelow, with whose acceptance Mohring had provided for the Thuringian state election nationwide for debates, had "done until further notice," said a spokesman for the Prime Minister on request in Erfurt. Reason is that Mohring publicly presented a short message from Ramelow and thus violated the discretion. A meeting of the CDU party and faction leader with Ramelow was at times understood as a possible opening of the CDU to the left.

+++ 5:25 am: "Lula is free": Brazil's ex-president released from prison +++

The ex-president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been sentenced to a long prison sentence, is now released again. After 580 days behind bars, the 74-year-old left the police headquarters of Curitiba on Friday, where he had served since April 2018 a prison sentence for corruption. Shortly before, a judge had ordered his temporary release in the city in the south of the country.

The former head of state was greeted enthusiastically by numerous supporters as he stepped out of the gate of the police headquarters alongside his lawyers and the chairman of his Labor Party (PT), Gleisi Hoffmann. "Lula is free, Lula is free," chanted the crowd. He stretched a clenched fist to the sky and hugged many people.

+++ 2.38 clock: strikes at Lufthansa ended +++

The strike of the cabin crew union Ufo at Lufthansa, which began on Thursday, has ended. After 48 hours, the match was over, said a spokeswoman for the airline early Saturday morning. On Friday, as on the previous day, hundreds of flights had failed, tens of thousands of travelers remained on the ground. The Ufo had the Lufthansa core company since early Thursday morning strike. The airline had therefore canceled a total of 1500 flights and spoke of 200 000 passengers concerned.

+++ 2.13 clock: Schauble criticized large coalition: "Not optimal" +++

Bundestag President Wolfgang Schauble (CDU) expressed his skepticism about the consequences of the grand coalition of the Union and the SPD for Germany's political system. "The grand coalition has made a lot of progress, but opinion polls such as election results show that there is still room for improvement in the political leadership role of giving people direction," said Schauble of the "Passauer Neue Presse" newspaper. Asked whether the grand coalition also contributes to strengthening the political margins, and above all to the electoral success of the AfD, Schauble replied: "Political competition should be decided in the middle, but then we have to fight for alternatives in the middle The cooperation of the major political camps is not the optimal solution. "

+++ 0:47 clock: American Airlines sweeps Boeing 737 Max flights until the beginning of March +++

The American airline American Airlines expects to be able to use the aircraft type Boeing 737 Max at the earliest from 5 March 2020 again. This was announced by the company. Previously, the airline had targeted January 16 as a date for the resumption of flights with these machines, which are occupied after two crashes with a start ban. Now these will be deleted from the flight plan for another month and a half. The deadline has thus been repeatedly extended.

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