Ex-Foreign Minister Steinmeier Chosen As German President
The daily Berliner Morgenpost billed Mr Steinmeier as "the anti-Trump president".
Germany flagThe new head of state will be decided by the convention consisting of 630 lawmakers and an equal number of representatives from Germany's 16 states.
When asked in August about the rise of right-wing populism in Germany and elsewhere, Mr Steinmeier criticised those who "make politics with fear".
The German president has little executive power but is considered an important moral authority.
"Isn't it actually wonderful, that this Germany, our hard fatherland, that this country has become an anchor of hope in the world for many", after overcoming wars and totalitarianism, Steinmeier said.
European Council President Donald Tusk sent his congratulations to Steinmeier.
Betsy DeVos blocked by protesters from entering DC public school: 'Shame! Shame!'
The mayor of Washington , Muriel Bowser, tweeted: "We welcome Betsy DeVos and anyone who wants to learn more about our schools". According to several sources, teachers at the school were upset by her visit and planned to wear black to show their feelings.
37 countries participate in Pakistan 'Aman-17' naval exercise
A Pakistani naval official said warships from Russia, China and the United States have arrived to take part in the exercise. The five-day exercise codenamed Aman 17 began off the coast of Karachi with the participation of 37 countries.
Polish PM injured in auto accident: govt spokesman
President Andzej Duda was unhurt when he ended up in a road-side ditch last March after a tyre on his official limousine blew. The Polish PM has been hurt in a auto accident - the second collision involving her convoy in just a few months.
Steinmeier will assume the post of president in March.
He has always been one of Germany's most popular politicians.
Steinmeier is only known to have lost his cool once, in 2014, when he yelled at Berlin protesters who had accused him of being a "warmonger" over his Ukraine policy.
Steinmeier was named the joint candidate of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat bloc and their coalition partner Social Democratic Party (SPD). He also served as vice chancellor from 2007 to 2009.
Steinmeier, 61, stood down last month to seek presidency after 77-year-old Gauck said last June he would not run for a second term, citing old age.
Donald Trump's Home Line Dropped From Sears & Kmart For Poor Sales
Sears and Kmart are the latest retailers who have stopped carrying Ivanka Trump products. As of this writing, Trump has yet to make his thoughts known about Sears Holdings' move.
Former Dolphins player Quentin Moses dies in house fire
Andria Godard , 31, and her young daughter, Jasmine Godard , 10, were also tragically found dead on the scene. Former Georgia football player, Quentin Omario Moses passed away while he was being taken to the hospital.
Real Madrid star in line for return
The Irish Times report that the Real Madrid star is on course to return from injury to line up at the Aviva Stadium in March. This couldn't come at a better time since the addition of the UCL and the global breaks will continue to force rotations.
NY graduation rate up slightly in 2016
Click through the data to find out the kinds of diplomas each school handed out and how many students dropped out. New York City's graduation rate increased by more than 2 percentage points a year ago , to 72.6 percent.
Chelsea star reveals Jose Mourinho wanted him at Manchester United
His side have fallen just short this season in the title race and are 14 points adrift of leaders Chelsea . And Mata was "very happy" with the way United produced a convincing performance to down Watford .
Caster Semenya will have to wait for unexpected Olympic gold
Savinova was also stripped of her 2011 world championship gold‚ another race where Semenya ended second. In the footage filmed by Stepanova, Savinova said doping was the only way to succeed in Russian sport.
Conan O'Brien surprises James White with Ford truck
Of course, the award ultimately went to star quarterback Tom Brady, but it sounded like White would still receive a gift. The company sent a sharp new Ford F-150 to Conan so he could give it to White on the show, free of charge.
Body found in park identified as missing Ohio State student
She was last seen leaving her shift Wednesday night at Bodega on High Street in the Short North, according to her sister. Police urge anyone with information to call Ohio's Bureau of Criminal Investigations tip line at 1-855-BCI-OHIO.
Two New England Patriots Say They'll Skip White House Visit
Asked to elaborate on his decision to skip the impending White House trip, Bennett said people should simply check his Twitter account.
UNC's Theo Pinson available to play vs. Duke
Carolina is huge up front with Isaiah Hicks (12.8, 5.6), Kennedy Meeks (12.6, 9.4) and Justin Jackson (18.6, 4.8). Luke Kennard , Duke - The sophomore is Duke's leading scorer at 19.8 ppg and is shooting 46% from beyond the arc.
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