16 arrested at Fairy Creek blockades as police bemoan 'egregious safety violations'

Police accused protesters of cutting down 18 living trees and laying them across the logging road leading into the watershed. (BC RCMP) Police accused protesters of cutting down 18 living trees and laying them across the logging road leading into the watershed. (BC RCMP)

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Merkel's bloc stumbles badly in Germany; horse-trading ahead

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats and outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel 's centre-right bloc both laid claim Sunday to lead the country's next government as projections showed the long-time leader's party heading for its worst-ever result in a national election.