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The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what's happening on Monday. 1. Germany's coalition talks dissolved, thrusting the country into political uncertainty. Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc won 32.5% of votes in September's election, but the country may be headed for another election if she fails to form a coa

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-20 05:54:56

Germany's Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

Talks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed, leaving Angela Merkel facing her biggest challenge in 12 years as chancellor. The free-market liberal FDP pulled out after four weeks of talks with Mrs Merkel's CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens. FDP leader Christian Lindner said there was

BBC - 2017-11-20 14:35:47

Euro slides to three-month low against yen after German chancellor says coalition talks have failed

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that she had failed to arrive at an agreement with the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party to form a coalition government, and would meet President Frank-Walter Steinmeier soon, Reuters reported. Steinmeier has the power to call a fresh election i

SCROLL.IN - 2017-11-20 03:34:58

#MeToo is beating out Trump in TIME's 'Person of the Year' reader poll

If you thought the results for People's Sexiest Man Alive were contentious, buckle your seat belts for the preliminary results of TIME's 'Person of the Year' reader poll, which includes the good, the bad, and the Trump. On Friday, TIME released their annual poll, featuring contestants from The Pope

MASHABLE - 2017-11-20 16:29:59

The 8 things you might have missed this weekend

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is resisting the military's attempts to oust him, Angela Merkel is struggling to form a coalition to govern and Philip Hammond is aiming to focus on house building in his budget on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Arsenal beat rivals Spurs and Dylan Hartley looks to be on course to be

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-20 05:45:00

Forex - Euro Broadly Lower as German Coalition Talks Collapse

Reuters. Euro broadly lower as German coalition talks collapse Investing.com - The euro was broadly lower against the other major currencies on Monday after talks aimed at forming Germany's next coalition government collapsed overnight, raising fears over political uncertainty in the euro zone's la

INVESTING.COM - 2017-11-20 08:04:14

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Charles Manson dead at 83, Mueller digs into James Comey's firing, Mugabe still refusing to step down, and more. Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE. US News Mueller Wants Emails on FBI Director's Firing The special counsel investigating Russian interference i

VICE - 2017-11-20 16:53:00

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, IBM, AMZN)

AP Here is what you need to know. A key recession indicator is getting close to the danger zone. The spread between the two-year and 10-year yields is trading at 62 basis points, the tightest it has been since the period leading up to the financial crisis. 3 things could destroy one of the greatest

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-20 14:24:04

Opening Bell: Politics, Data Roil EUR; Bitcoin Shoots Past $8K

Late yesterday, just four days shy of the two month anniversary of the German general election, Chancellor Angela Merkel-who had already lost 20% of the votes she'd garnered during the previous, 2013 election-saw her attempt to cobble together a coalition government collapse. This, after a month of

INVESTING.COM - 2017-11-20 11:22:26

Chinese U20 football team stormed out of football match in Germany after Tibet protest

China's Under-20s football team stormed off the pitch during a friendly match in Germany after demonstrators unfurled Tibetan flags. The team - which is coached by former Manchester City defender Sun Jihai - only agreed to continue playing in the televised match against TSV Schott Mainz after the pr

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-20 10:37:00

Brexit Bulletin: More Money

With just two weeks to go until the deadline, the U.K. is "on the brink" of making a move to break the deadlock over money. A meeting of key ministers on Monday will provide an opportunity for Prime Minister Theresa May to get the backing she needs to increase her offer to the European Union. Chance

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-20 07:51:28

Euro rebounds as markets brush off German political turmoil

The euro rebounded this morning after falling against the dollar following the collapse of coalition talks in Germany. The pro-business Free Democratics (FDP) walked away from discussions with Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats and the Greens on Sunday night, raising the prospect of fres

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-20 13:20:00

Bananas! new Tory revolt as Theresa May prepares to increase Brexit bill to 40bn

Theresa May was threatened with a new Tory rebellion today as she prepared to double Britain's EU divorce bill offer to 38 billion or more. Former Education Minister Robert Halfon said there was a "widespread" view among MPs that any spare money must go on the public's priorities like housing and ho

STANDARD.CO.UK - 2017-11-20 11:15:00

Booming Germany can weather political impasse - for now

The collapse of attempts by Merkel's conservatives, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the left-leaning Greens to form a new government has plunged Europe's powerhouse into turmoil, raising the prospect of snap polls. But the markets kept their cool, with Europe's blue-chip indices largely un

24MATINS.UK - 2017-11-20 11:53:03

Merkel wants new elections

Following this morning's collapse of talks to form a coalition government, Angela Merkel says she's in favor of new elections rather than trying to put together a minority government, and she intends to run again. The euro (NYSEARCA:FXE) has slipped a bit further since the news hit, now down 0.4% vs

SEEKINGALPHA.COM - 2017-11-20 17:00:23

A wobbly Merkel means a weaker Europe

When Angela Merkel hosted the G20 summit in Hamburg last July, she was the most experienced western leader in the room. The German chancellor took office in 2005 - when Emmanuel Macron was just a year out of college, and Donald Trump was still a reality TV star and real estate guy. The only G20 lea

FINANCIAL TIMES - 2017-11-20 17:34:47

'Germany Is Becoming More Normal'

Angela Merkel is traditionally known as Germany's "safe pair of hands," but when government-coalition talks unexpectedly collapsed late Sunday night after just four weeks, her future as the country's chancellor was suddenly in question. It began just before midnight local time, when the pro-business

THE ATLANTIC - 2017-11-20 17:45:56

Germany in crisis as coalition talks collapse

Chancellor Angela Merkel was left battling for political survival Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed, plunging Germany into a crisis that could trigger fresh elections. Europe's biggest economy now faces weeks, if not months of paralysis with a lame-duck government tha

24MATINS.UK - 2017-11-20 06:07:02

Germany Has Plunged Into Unprecedented Political Chaos

It's going to be a while before Europe's most powerful country has a stable government - and Angela Merkel probably won't be leading it. As little as an hour before midnight Sunday night, there was a flicker of light at the end of the long tunnel - at least three of the four German parties participa

FOREIGN POLICY - 2017-11-20 11:39:30

German coalition talks collapse after deadlock on migration and energy

Exploratory talks to form Germany's next coalition government collapsed shortly before midnight on Sunday when the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked out of marathon negotiations. "The four discussion partners have no common vision for modernisation of the country or common basis of tru

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-11-20 02:18:53