Brexit negotiator David Davis on Sunday dismissed a report that Britain was prepared to pay a £40bn ($54bn) divorce bill on leaving the European Union.
Director of public prosecutions also asked the two agencies to examine allegations that two senior opposition officials gained illegal access to servers of the election commission as the poll results were being tallied.
Surveys suggest Angela Merkel's conservative CDU/CSU alliance has a double-digit lead over its nearest rivals, the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) led by Martin Schulz.
The suspects were the latest to be caught smuggling animal parts of an endangered species into Thailand, which is a common transit point for the blackmarket sale of wild flora and fauna.
Bangladesh's four mobile phone providers were threatened with fines if they provide any of the nearly 430,000 newly arrived refugees from Myanmar with phone plans while the ban is in force.
A Danish military spokesman said some civilians may have been killed but Afghan officials reported no fatalities. Security officials say five civilians had been wounded while the interior ministry put the figure at three.
Both of New Zealand's major political parties moved to open coalition negotiations with maverick MP Winston Peters on Sunday after the country's general election stalemate left him in the position of kingmaker.
A Singaporean bodybuilder has died after a celebrity Muay Thai fight against former Singapore Idol contestant Steven Lim in the city-state, local media reported.