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Pop diva Beyonce on Tuesday led nominations for next year's Grammy Awards but faced tough competition from fellow chart-topping artists including Adele. Beyonce received nods in nine categories for the music industry's biggest night including Album of the Year for "Lemonade," her contemplative look at African-American women that she intertwined with a movie. Beyonce will face off at the February 12 awards in three of the most prestigious categories against English balladeer Adele, whose "25" has been one of the top-selling albums of the 21st century.
Essen (Germany) (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel secured the blessing Tuesday of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to lead the party into next year's elections, but with one of the poorest results in the history of such polls.