( To be updates during the day , as appropriate. )
Where did the votes for the far-right AfD party come from? Mainly former non-voters, and former CDU voters.
It's especially the older voters (40+) who voted for the anti-immigration AfD party in Berlin today. #agh16
#Berlin federal state election, prel results [22:42]: SPD 21.5% CDU 17.6% Linke 15.7% Grüne 15.2% AfD 14.1% FDP 6.7%
CDU attracted barely any non-voters but a decent chunk from SPD. Nobody changed from CDU to SPD, they flocked to AfD
SPD & CDU slump notably. Grune does ok. Linke & AfD have strong results. FDP passes minimum threshold !
Germany (Berlin): Election result 453 / 2,432 councils counted: Satire party Die PARTEI at 2.1% #BerlinWahl
First results of today's Berlin state elections: Worst result ever for Merkel's CDU, far-right AfD +11,5%. #agh16
In recent state elections the far-right AfD party got many votes from former non-voters. In Berlin today turnout 7% higher at 4pm... #agh16
Turnout especially in East Berlin districts much higher than in last elections in 2011. #agh16
Merkel braces for fresh gains by anti-migrant AfD party in Berlin poll http://f24.my/2cZjUHj
Merkel's refugee policy is facing another electoral test in Berlin city-state election. http://bloom.bg/2cSP0Be
BNP: German pol landscape is become more & more fragmented, we expect traditional parties to see decline in support.
Big gains predicted for AfD. Possible that a new ruling Coalition will emerge w/o CDU being part of same.
Merkel drops 'we can do it' rallying cry on migrants http://bit.ly/2d6Dz8u
Map showing the areas controlled by the Libyan Army & areas controlled by UN backed PC.
After the failed attempt by Jathran' militia to recapture oil ports. LNA advances west & captures Bin Jawad #Libya
LNA: Jadhran's forces driven out of Bin Jawad after port attack repelled, escaped to Harawah http://alwasat.ly/ar/news/libya/118110/ …
Mayors of western Libya met in Tripoli on Sunday to find solutions to worsening crisis of power outages in Tripoli.
Tripoli NOC sources: Jathran's forces pushed out of Sidra & Ras Lanuf again. Their clashes w/ Hiftar's forces delay planned shipment from RL
PFG attempts to delay shipment of oil from the eastern oil ports.
#Libya UN-backed govt (Tripoli) has launched 2-pronged counter-offensive to caputre oil ports and Sirte Basin fields from Tobruk-based govt
First #oil shipment from Ras Lanuf since 2014 halted due to re-newed clashes. #Libya #OOTT http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-18/libya-clashes-halt-first-oil-cargo-from-ras-lanuf-since-2014 …
Libyan forces renew push against Islamic State in Sirte
Things MSM-watching Americans will never know...
Not a surprise after Saturday's accidental bombing of SAA position by Coalition jets.
Fighting, diplomatic row escalate as #Syria ceasefire set to expire late on Sunday
U.S.-led forces strike Syrian troops, prompting emergency U.N. meeting
#SYRIA: Russian foreign ministry statement today on US-led coalition strikes:
Updates from AFP - current state of play...
At times I worry that ppl retweeting news from a few days ago don't realize it's old. But this is still true today -
Syria war: US airstrike on Syrian troops threatens ceasefire deal, Russia says - The Independent
Would decentralizing Syria offer a path to peace? @csmonitor
World leaders to focus on refugee crisis and Syria at U.N. General Assembly
Here's video of Churkin at stakeout, expressing himself appalled Samantha Power called his emergency meeting a stunt
Odds Things going On In The US - Friday , Saturday & Sunday Items.....
Big news ! Seaside Park & NYC incidents connected. Same person alleged to be involved !
LATEST: Both NYC "bomb" and explosive device in New Jersey used flip-phones, sources say http://nbcnews.to/2cUmcv8
DEVELOPING: New York Governor Cuomo calls NYC explosion 'act of terrorism' http://nbcnews.to/2cUmcv8
BREAKING: New York Governor Cuomo says still no indication that New York City blast linked to international terrorism
I've just checked #ISIS telegram channels in Arabic: Until now no claim of responsibility for Minnesota mall stabbing or explosion NYC
I also listened to news bulletin on #ISIS radio Al-Bayan. Reports on ISIS-attacks in Benghazi, Iraq &Khorasan. No mention of attack in U.S.
ISIS has just claimed credit for the stabbing of 8 people at a Minnesota mall. Silence regarding NY explosions:
NYPD vetting Tumblr claiming to be Chelsea bomber 'manifesto' http://nydn.us/2d8yRah Might not be ISIS related terror - if not a hoax.
Second device found before it was detonated...
BREAKING PHOTO! Here is the second device found by a NYSP Sgt. At 27 street and 7 Ave. investigation is ongoing
Chelsea explosion video....
Explosion in Chelsea has injured 25 people....
Explosion in North Carolina.....
Part of strange happenings on Saturday....
Suspect in Minnesota mall knife attack made references to Allah, police chief says http://ow.ly/9k5G304jtxu
@fredwalton216 Another related news item.
Hmmm , bomb explodes this morning along marathon route , cop shooting flare up overnight , Colonial pipeline leak...
2 cops shot, suspect and bystander killed in West Philly rampage http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160917_Police_sergeant_and_a_second_officer_shot__wounded_in_West_Philadelphia.html … via @phillydotcom Local newspaper account of event
Police shootings return , one such event here in Philly.
Not trying to cause a frenzy , more of a word to the wise. this could impact gasoline supplies & store deliveries.
Alabama pipeline leak: What we know so far about the spill, gas shortages
East Coast faces gas shortages, price hikes after pipeline leak http://cnn.it/2cDZtBU