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Migration fight shakes German govt as Merkel, ally face off

Seehofer will on that day seek CSU party backing to use his ministerial authority to order border police to turn back the asylum seekers, in open defiance of Merkel. His region found itself on the front line of the refugee crisis in 2015, when Merkel opened the borders to hundreds of thousands of migrants who poured into Bavaria. [Full Article...]

Summit talking points did not include North Korea’s hacking

Summit talking points did not include North Korea’s hacking But the results of that China-U.S. pact have left many a little jaded about the efficacy of diplomacy on this issue. Students at Seoul National University said Friday they sent an email to their counterparts at Pyongyang's Kim Il-sung University, suggesting they meet in the North Korean capital as soon as this summer. [Full Article...]

Trump defends relationship with G7 leaders

Trump defends relationship with G7 leaders US President Donald Trump reckons reports that he rubbed world leaders the wrong way at the Group of Seven summit are a put-up job, even releasing photos as " proof " it was all sweetness and light at the parley in Canada . At the end of the contentious summit, Mr Trudeau angered Mr Trump by saying new United States tariffs on Canada on national security grounds were "insulting". [Full Article...]

Trump Again Falsely Blames Democrats for His Separation Policy

That's not the most jaw-dropping rationalisation the administration has offered for its policy of family separation. The president has repeatedly blamed the policy on Democrats, citing an unspecified law that he says requires children to be taken from parents who cross the border illegally. [Full Article...]

Homeowners describe despair after lava destroys hundreds of homes

Homeowners describe despair after lava destroys hundreds of homes The volcano has produced hundreds of moderate earthquakes since it first began erupting on May 3, caused by magma draining from inside the volcano and moving underground. Helens in Washington, which killed at least 57 people. The National Weather Service reported heavy vog, or volcanic smog, blanketing the inner and southern parts of the island. [Full Article...]

Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers

Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers The AP also learned of Data Propria's work with the Trump campaign through other conversations Oczkowski had with political contacts and prospective clients. Oczkowski told the AP that Data Proporia will, in fact, not focus on psychography, but on campaign operations and data analysis instead. President Donald Trump's campaign is working with former employees of the disgraced data firm Ca... [Full Article...]

Taliban, roaming Afghan cities amid Eid euphoria, say ceasefire ends at midnight

Taliban, roaming Afghan cities amid Eid euphoria, say ceasefire ends at midnight President Ashraf Ghani has extended the government's ceasefire , which was announced earlier this month. The Taliban said there would be no extension. "They are unarmed, as they handed over their weapons at the entrances", Kabul police spokesperson Hashmat Stanekzai told Reuters. ".Our normal operations will start tomorrow (Monday)". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to Federal Bureau of Investigation

Donald Trump to Federal Bureau of Investigation However, ultimately after reviewing their messages and their actions, investigators concluded that Page's and Strzok's opinions did not influence their actions at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While the president remained mum on the report's findings, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders offered the first reaction. Trump and his supporters have repeatedly claimed Clinton should have ... [Full Article...]

Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

When asked about whether Kim would be visiting the White House any time soon, Trump responded "it could happen". The joint statement signed this past week by Trump and Kim promises they will work toward a denuclearized Korean Peninsula, but includes no details on how or when weapons might be eliminated or even reduced. [Full Article...]

Rudy Giuliani Demands Mueller Probe Be Suspended ‘Tomorrow’

Rudy Giuliani Demands Mueller Probe Be Suspended ‘Tomorrow’ Rudy Giuliani: "The President is not going to issue any pardons in this investigation". Giuliani told a Wall Street Journal reporter that Trump will not pardon anyone involved in the investigation. Giuliani said he would not be advising Trump on pardons, noting, "I shouldn't be involved in that process because I'm probably too rooted in his defense". [Full Article...]

Defiant Merkel backs Europe migrant policy as Bavaria row simmers

News agency dpa reported the German Interior Ministry said Friday that minister Horst Seehofer had informed Jutta Cordt of her dismissal. Under the EU's Dublin rules, asylum seekers can be sent back to the first member state they entered, but this now only happens after they apply for asylum in Germany, a process Mr Seehofer says is too expensive and time-consuming. [Full Article...]

Germany should not tackle illegal migration, says Angela Merkel

Germany should not tackle illegal migration, says Angela Merkel But Seehofer reportedly told her the European Union had failed to forge a common policy since the refugee crisis erupted in 2015 and it was hardly credible to think it would do so by the end of the month.A Bundestag session was interrupted for two hours on Thursday morning so Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party the CSU, to which Seehofer belongs, could hold separate ... [Full Article...]

Macedonian PM has faith in success of name agreement with Greece

Macedonian PM has faith in success of name agreement with Greece The Macedonian president has said he would try to block the deal, and in Greece, the opposition initiated a censure motion against the government, a first since Mr Tsipras came to power in 2015. Analysts gushed that the diplomatic breakthrough could pave the way for Macedonia to join the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and allow the Balkans to shift focus to other pressing ... [Full Article...]

Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign 'historic' deal

Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign 'historic' deal Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, who heads the junior coalition partner, the Independent Greeks party, stressed that Saturday's vote was not on the Macedonia name deal itself, which his party opposes. Once ratified by the respective parliaments in each country and confirmed by a referendum in Macedonia by the end of the year, the agreement will also enable the landlocked state to eventually join t... [Full Article...]

1 suspect dead, 20 people injured at NJ festival shooting

1 suspect dead, 20 people injured at NJ festival shooting The Trentonian reports that the shooting began around 2.45am at the " Art All Night Trenton 2018" festival, a community cultural festival that showcases art, music and food. They say there could be more suspects and are questioning witnesses. 'I saw two police officers escort a guy that got shot in the leg , they bandaged him up and whisked him away, ' Nicolo said. [Full Article...]

Afghan president: Government ready for talks with Taliban

Afghan president: Government ready for talks with Taliban Taliban members, security forces and the Afghan people said they were very happy about the ceasefire and urged both sides to extend the truce and pave the way for permanent peace in the country. "Tears were in our eyes and we could not speak for weeping", Baz Muhammad, a 26-year-old commander in the Haqqani branch of the Taliban, said. The EU commends both parties for honouring their commitmen... [Full Article...]

Pro-EU lawmaker in Britain's Conservative party: 'We could collapse government'

Pro-EU lawmaker in Britain's Conservative party: 'We could collapse government' MPs from the governing Tory Party, its DUP partners, and the Labour Party opposition all stood on manifestos which promised to deliver Brexit in the subsequent 2017 snap election. And therefore it can not be accepted". The government says the whole row is about the "hypothetical" scenario where no deal is reached - or one is rejected by Parliament - and they are "confident we will agree a good... [Full Article...]

Delhi sees improvement in air quality

Delhi sees improvement in air quality By 9.30am, the temperature at Palam was already 35 degrees Celsius. Levels of PM10 - dust and larger particles with a diameter of 10 micrometres - exceeded 900 per cubic metre in parts of Delhi on Thursday, according to the United States embassy website. [Full Article...]

Pet Dog Stays With 3-Year-Old Who Wandered Into Cornfield Overnight

Pet Dog Stays With 3-Year-Old Who Wandered Into Cornfield Overnight The pair ended up in a cornfield, that's where they stayed as volunteers and deputies searched for them. The massive search for the toddler, spearheaded by her family and involving police personnel, volunteers and several aircrafts lasted nearly 12 hours. [Full Article...]

Murder of Australian comedian sparks outcry over violence against women

Murder of Australian comedian sparks outcry over violence against women In an eerie line, Ms Dixon says such a society "won't happen for ages, we'll all by dead by then". Marching alongside one another, both teams and coaches huddled around the makeshift shrine for 22-year-old Eurydice Dixon , and held a moment of silence. [Full Article...]


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