German coalition talks collapse as FDP walks out

20 Nov

High-stakes talks to form a new German government collapsed Sunday as the pro-business FDP party walked out, plunging Europe’s biggest economy into a political crisis and potentially precipitating the end of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s career.

Renowned Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams to step down

19 Nov

Gerry Adams, the divisive politician known globally as the face of the Irish republican movement as it moved from violence to peace, said Saturday that he was stepping down as leader of Sinn Fein next year after heading the party for over 30 years.