An­gela Merkel bids emo­tional farewell to CDU party

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SINGER Mika Singh, who was ar­rested af­ter a 17-year-old Brazil­ian model al­legedly lodged a com­plaint about Mika send­ing in­ap­pro­pri­ate pic­tures, was re­leased fol­low­ing the in­ter­ven­tion of the In­dian Em­bassy.

Mika was re­leased on Thurs­day night fol­low­ing the in­ter­ven­tion of the In­dian Em­bassy in Abu Dhabi, Navdeep Singh Suri, the In­dian Am­bas­sador to the UAE, told ‘Gulf News’. Suri said Mika is ex­pected to ap­pear in a court later, re­ports gulfnews.com.

The en­voy said al­though Mika Singh was ar­rested in Dubai, the po­lice took him to Abu Dhabi as the com­plainant was hold­ing an Abu Dhabi res­i­dence visa.

The singer Mika Singh was ar­rested in the UAE on Thurs­day for send­ing lewd pic­tures to the Brazil­ian teenager. GER­MAN Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel gave an emo­tional farewell speech to her rul­ing Chris­tian Democrats (CDU) as she stepped down as party leader on Fri­day and was given a stand­ing ova­tion of over 6 min­utes.

Her con­ser­va­tive party of 1,001 representatives, among them 658 male and 343 fe­males, was set to vote later in the day to de­cide on a suc­ces­sor to Merkel, its leader of 18 years.

She de­cided not to re­run in Oc­to­ber, af­ter suf­fer­ing ma­jor set­backs in two state elec­tions ear­lier this year.

Merkel hinted that she was sup­port­ing the party’s cur­rent Gen­eral Sec­re­tary, An­negret Kramp-Kar­ren­bauer, to suc­ceed her, prais­ing her elec­toral per­for­mance as Chief Minister of Saar­land, the BBC re­ported.

Ac­cord­ing to a Deutsch­landTrend sur­vey, 47 per cent of CDU sup­port­ers would like Kram­pKar­ren­bauer to take the party lead. Pop­u­lar in Saar­land and Ber­lin, Kramp-Kar­ren­bauer has an un­pre­ten­tious style and a rep­u­ta­tion for calm anal­y­sis as well as po­lit­i­cal acu­men.

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