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Germany's Social Democrats overtake Merkel's conservatives -INSA poll

Berlin, March 21 (Reuters) Germany's centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) gained one percentage point to edge past Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in an opinion poll by the INSA institute to be published today in the mass-circulation Bild newspaper.
The SPD, which has gained around 10 points in opinion polls after naming former European Parliament President Martin Schulz as its leader in late January, was at 32 per cent support, while the Christian Democrats and their Bavarian sister party were unchanged at 31 per cent.
The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party was unchanged at 11.5 per cent, while the far-left Linke party was steady at 8.5 percent and the pro-environment Greens held fast at 6.5 per cent. The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) lost a half percentage point to 6.5 per cent.
INSA polled 1,933 citizens from March 17-20 and gave no margin of error for the poll.
"The SPD and the (conservative) Union are running neck-and-neck, currently with a small advantage for the SPD," said Hermann Binkert, president of the INSA institute. "A grand coalition no longer automatically guarantees that Angela Merkel will be chancellor."
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Kimono set to represent 196 nations at Tokyo Games

Kimono set to represent 196 nations at Tokyo Games

20 Apr 2018 | 7:21 PM

Tokyo, Apr 20 (UNI) A project is under way to create kimono illustrating the culture of each of 196 countries including Japan, aiming to showcase them at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, a Jiji Press report has said.

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20 Apr 2018 | 4:42 PM

MPs from the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Left parties
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Communist Party of India
(CPI), the Samajwadi Party (SP), and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
signed the notice calling for the impeachment.

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UK apologises for torn India flag in anti-Modi protests

UK apologises for torn India flag in anti-Modi protests

20 Apr 2018 | 4:30 PM

London, Apr 20 (UNI) The UK has apologised after the Indian flag in London's Parliament Square was torn down amid protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit.

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Kathmandu airport closed after jet skids off runway

20 Apr 2018 | 4:04 PM

Kathmandu, Apr 20 (UNI) Kathmandu airport was closed Friday after a Malaysian jet with 139 people on board aborted its takeoff and skidded off the runway, officials said.

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China challenges Aus warships in South China Sea

20 Apr 2018 | 3:58 PM

Canberra, Apr 20 (UNI) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has asserted the right of the Australian navy to travel the South China Sea, after local media reported three Australian warships were challenged by the Chinese navy earlier this month.

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