When is a German not a German? Identity re-emerges as a thorny issue

Traditionally known for its steel plants, Duisburg is part of Germany’s industrial heartland.Hilarius Riese / for NBC NewsBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.DUISBURG, Germany — Restaurant owner Harun Kiki admits that he has to rely on his wife’s language skills to go about … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan builds more prisons as post-coup purge persists

Tunca Öğreten at home in Istanbul.Danielle Villasana / for NBC NewsBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.ISTANBUL — It was 4 a.m. in December when Tunca Öğreten heard loud kicks against the door of his apartment.Twenty anti-terrorist police officers armed with rifles knocked it … Read more

Typhoon lashes south China after killing 28 in Philippines

Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut leaves wake of destruction in PhilippinesSep.15.201801:00Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.HONG KONG — Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert Sunday as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the densely populated coast, a day … Read more

Severely ill Pussy Riot activist to be treated in Germany

Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the Pussy Riot protest group, was being flown to Berlin on Saturday for treatment of suspected poisoning.Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters fileBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.MOSCOW (AP) — A member of Russia’s Pussy Riot protest group says a … Read more

Four shot dead in Mexico City tourist hotspot, ‘mariachi’ gunmen flee

Forensic technicians remove a body from a crime scene where three men were gunned down by unknown assailants at an intersection on the edge of tourist Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City, Mexico on Sept. 14, 2018.Carlos Jasso / ReutersBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday … Read more

Total destruction’: Volunteers sift through ashes of Northern California wildfire

More than one of the searchers told of the strange duality in the work—wanting to be thorough and find what is to be found, but dreading what that might be.At one home, crew member Adena Sherburn suddenly startled. A small hand reached up through the ash. A step closer and she relaxed. The hand belonged … Read more

Migrants unpopular in Tijuana, Mexico

Workers reinforce the security on the US side of the border fence with Mexico, as seen from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, on November 15, 2018.Pedro Pardo / AFP – Getty ImagesTijuana’s conservative mayor, Juan Manuel Gastelum, has complained bitterly about the influx, local news outlets have asked who organized the caravan and social media platforms … Read more

SNL’ parodies Fox News trying to explain away blue midterm wave

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Nov. 18, 2018 / 5:59 AM GMTBy Phil HelselMore fake news about the midterm blues. “Saturday Night Live” took to the airwaves to poke fun at conspiracy theories about voter fraud following the midterms, using a parody of … Read more

Gillum officially concedes Florida governor race, congratulates DeSantis

Democrat Andrew Gillum, Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida and nominee for the Governorship in Florida, gives his concession speech with his wife R. Jai, his Lieutenant Governor runningmate Chris King and his wife Kristen, in Tallahassee, Florida on Nov. 6, 2018.Dan Anderson / EPABreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories … Read more

Pacific summit ends with no communique as China, U.S. differ

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to the media while standing next to a traditional mask display, at the end of meetings at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Sunday.SAEED KHAN / AFP – Getty Images Pence professed respect for Xi and China but also harshly criticized the world’s No. 2 economy for intellectual property … Read more