The 90-minute session - the only such debate of the campaign - featured an entirely civil exchange of ideas between Germany's leader for the past dozen years and the man who wants her job, Martin Schulz. This principled stance has won her respect, especially among the young, while the far-right movement she defied has lost momentum.
The escalating tensions have split the Turkish community in Europe's top economy, the largest diaspora overseas, which is a legacy of Germany's "guest worker" programme of the 1960s and 70s.
And as Schulz voiced his wish to end European Union membership talks with Turkey amid escalating tensions with Ankara, Merkel stole the issue from under his feet as she said she did not "see them ever joining" the bloc. The party was still trailing behind Merkel's Christian Democratic Union by around 13 percentage points.
Buccaneers to sign TJ Ward to one-year contract
Ward missed two games last season due to injury and finished 2016 with 87 tackles, one pick, one sack and two fumble recoveries. The news has been reported by multiple outlets, including ESPN's Adam Schefter and the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Although polls taken afterwards showed Merkel had prevailed, Schulz's efforts weren't entirely wasted: Before the debate, 60 percent of respondents in a poll for broadcaster ZDF said they would rather have Merkel as chancellor, compared to 33 percent for Schulz.
Speaking in a TV interview last week, Merkel labeled diesel and other combustion engines "bridge technologies" toward a cleaner future and added that diesel cars would be needed not just for years, but "for decades more". Some 55 per cent of those polled for ARD television found the chancellor convincing against 35 per cent for Mr Schulz.
In Germany, the debate format is different. But Mrs Merkel insisted Germany had been faced with a "very dramatic situation" and had no choice but to act. Allowing hundreds of thousands of people into the country was the "absolutely correct" thing to do at the time, the chancellor said.
Police arrest nurse who refused to draw blood
When she makes it clear that they won't get the blood, Payne walks aggressively toward Wubbels and says "We're done". Police Chief Mike Brown said he was alarmed and sad the incident caused a rift between police and nurses.
But after the moderators had moved on and asked the two candidates a question about US President Donald Trump, Merkel returned to the Turkey issue, suddenly throwing her weight behind an end to the membership talks.
Past releases have shown however that Microsoft might release a feature update a month later than suggested by the version. Security features in the Fall Creators Update include a smarter Windows Defender thanks to cloud intelligence.
The recently announced Joker movie - which doesn't yet have a title or a release date - will tell the supervillain's origin story. Warner Bros .is making a new standalone movie about The Joker , and Jared Leto is reportedly not happy.
There were two requests for proposals: a 30-foot high concrete wall design and then any other alternatives. More recently, Trump threatened a government shutdown if Congress did not agree to fund the project.
In August, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 4 cents to $22.12. The ranks of the unemployed rose by 151,000 to 7.13 million, while the employment level fell 74,000 to 153.4 million.
Meanwhile, BT Sport pundit James Horncastle says the signing of the 25-year-old seems like a panic buy by the London club. The 25-year-old was a regular in Torino's starting line-ups after arriving from Atalanta in July 2015.
It's important to note it's still too early to determine what if any impacts our state or the rest of the USA may see from Irma. Meteorologists recently determined the storm to be a Category 2 right now, but that would change before it affects a landmass.
About 150,000 unexploded bombs dropped by British and American planes are believed to by lying across Germany. On Wednesday, a 1.4-tonne United Kingdom bomb was found on a building site on Wismarer Strasse in Frankfurt.
Animal Friends has partnered with the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team to help pets struggling after Hurricane Harvey . Once they arrive, they will be triaged by volunteer veterinarians, headed by Monmouth SPCA Medical Director, Dr.
Until then, deliveries will be intermittent and dependent upon supplies from refineries and storage terminals. A crucial artery in the nation's fuel supply network, it provides almost 40 percent of the south's gasoline.
Sheldon Richardson dealt to Seattle by the Jets on Friday
The Jets have been trying to trade Richardson, a 2014 Pro Bowl selection, for a while and almost did so at the draft this year. The team already had Pro Bowlers Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril , along with talented 2015 second-round pick Frank Clark.
Wild West weather has California baking: The Weather Channel
An excessive heat warning that was in effect due to "dangerously hot conditions" remains in effect for the area until 9 p.m. Shortly before 4 p.m., the National Weather Service tweeted that the temperature in San Francisco had risen to 106 degrees.
Updates as the Three Lions look for World Cup qualifying win
Kane showed he was just as risky from outside the box firing in a fierce effort on the hour mark that Hogg did well to save. It was a frustrating night up to that point but a late flurry of goals boosted Southgate on an otherwise forgettable night.
Toronto gas prices expected to hit $1.32 on weekend
One reason: Gas inventories are at relatively historic highs, and there are big reserves of crude oil on hand as well. Harvey's effect on Texas refineries is expected to ease in coming days, once the flooding subsides and workers return.
Tottenham assess deal to sign Barcelona's Andre Gomes
Still, unless we hear conflicting reports from some other source, we should maybe consider this transfer on the shelf for now. Pochettino is an admirer of the Portugal global and the Telegraph claim Spurs are closing in on a loan move for Gomes.