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Trump says NFL player should be suspended for standing during Mexican national anthem

President Donald Trump has criticised an American football player for standing during the Mexican national anthem before a game, reigniting his feud with NFL players who choose to sit out the US anthem. “Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect!” Mr Trump tweeted early Monday morning.

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15 people crushed to death in Morocco food aid stampede

Fifteen women have died and at least five more taken to hospital with injuries after a stampede broke out during food aid distribution in the Moroccan village of Sidi Boulaalam, local authorities and eyewitnesses have confirmed.   Flour was being handed out as part of an annual food drive by a wealthy local businessman at the market in the southwestern town, a statement from the interior ministry said on Sunday. 

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Germany faces new elections as coalition talks collapse around Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel backed new elections on Monday after coalition talks between German parties collapsed over the weekend. The CDU leader, who has been Chancellor since 2005, said she would prefer fresh elections to leading an unprecedented minority government after the liberal FDP dropped out of talks. Ms Merkel had been hoping to form a coalition with the liberals and the Greens, a so-called "Jamaica Coalition" – but the chasm between the parties willing to do a deal appears to have been too great. 

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