• News
  • World

Merkel: Europe still 'hasn't done homework' on refugees

Merkel: Europe still 'hasn't done homework' on refugees

Her comments open the possibility that legislation could be put forward after Germany's election on September 24 and the formation of the next government, which Merkel wants to head. "As much as I wish good relations with Poland, our neighbour, we can not keep our mouth quiet and say nothing just to keep the peace". "The Social Democrats have been lacking this clarity".

She further said that they are passing through a very complex period in relations with Turkey.

He also accused Merkel of shying away from a real debate after she reportedly rejected a television network's proposals to change up the format to allow for more spontaneity when the pair face off next Sunday.

Merkel said on Sunday that she had made no mistake in opening Germany's borders to refugees two years ago, when a flow from the war-torn countries of the Middle East began to hit the European shores.

In Bitterfeld-Wolfen, the chancellor - whose conservative bloc holds a lead of some 15 percentage points over the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) - left no doubt that this would not happen as long as she is CDU party chief.

Merkel sharply condemned a remark by a top AfD leader that her government's integration commissioner, who has Turkish roots, could be "disposed of in Anatolia". During the 2016 state elections, after almost 1 million migrants arrived in Germany in 2015, AfD attracted 31.9 percent of the votes in Saxony-Anhalt.

LEADING OFF: Astros play 'home' game, KC nears futility mark
In 2008, Hurricane Ike forced the Astros to shift a pair of games against the Cubs from Houston to Miller Park in Milwaukee. Plus, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels suggested it would have been unfair to fans with tickets to the September series.

Lawsuits detail the harms of Trump's ban on transgender military service
The two new lawsuits claim the ban violates the Fifth Amendment's due process clause and discriminates on the basis of sex. Army who has served for more than 12 years; the Human Rights Campaign; and the Seattle-based Gender Justice League .

United Nations calls for humanitarian cease-fire in Raqqa, Syria
There has been a recent increase in the number of coalition air strikes on Raqqa . Islamic State is on the back foot in both Syria and Iraq.

Turning to Turkey, Merkel ruled out an expansion of the EU's customs union with Ankara. This will also affect the economic ties with Turkey.

"This is a very complicated phase of our relationship" with Turkey, Merkel said.

After a series of government overhauls of Poland's judiciary raised questions about the independence of courts, the EU's biggest eastern economy may face EU sanctions over what the union calls an attack on the rule of law. "We can not simply hold our tongues and not say anything for the sake of peace and quiet". Merkel also criticized the leading politician for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) Alexander Gauland's statement toward SPD deputy leader Aydan Özoğuz, calling it racist and that it should be strongly condemned.

Merkel said it was important to more clearly differentiate between those fleeing poverty, who usually are not granted asylum, and those whose needs are humanitarian and usually do receive asylum protection.

PiS says the criticism, which culminated last week with Macron saying the Polish people deserved a better government, is unacceptable foreign meddling.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • U.S.  economic growth hits 3% rate in second quarter

    U.S. economic growth hits 3% rate in second quarter

    Increases in personal consumption expenditures (PCE) and in nonresidential fixed investment were larger than previously estimated. The economy grew 2.1% in the first half of 2017 but economists said it was unlikely growth this year would meet Trump's goal.
    U.S.  successfully tests shooting down ballistic missile

    U.S. successfully tests shooting down ballistic missile

    The military has conducted three tests in total, but during a test in June, the interceptor failed as a result of human error. Sailors aboard the destroyer USS John Paul Jones tracked it with radar and fired an interceptor missile to shoot it down.
    Taylor Swift sent flowers to music video dancers

    Taylor Swift sent flowers to music video dancers

    There are several snake references through the video - apparently a recurring motif for her forthcoming new album reputation . The dancers helped keep Taylor's song and video top secret before she released it over the weekend.
  • O'Keefe replaces Hazlewood in Test squad against B'desh

    O'Keefe replaces Hazlewood in Test squad against B'desh

    Pat Cummins scored an unbeaten 33 down the order to inject some drama but it was not enough as Australia were all out for 244. He was also given a steady support from Australian skipper Steven Smith, who fell right after Warner's dismissal, for 37.
    President Donald Trump Goes On Road Trip To Sell Tax Reform Plan

    President Donald Trump Goes On Road Trip To Sell Tax Reform Plan

    President Donald Trump will start his campaign to reform the nation's tax code Wednesday with a speech in Springfield, Mo. According to the Springfield News-Leader, company executives contributed to Trump's presidential campaign previous year .
    Students at Webber Independent reach new heights

    Students at Webber Independent reach new heights

    The proportion of students achieving 5 or more GCSE passes at grades A* to C stands at an unparalleled 77%. The new system will make it more hard to compare results.
  • Hot new app? Most of us can't be bothered to download it

    Hot new app? Most of us can't be bothered to download it

    This is the closest any Android smartphone user can get to Android Oreo without rooting the phone or owning a compatible device. Inside of version 9.60 for Google Maps , Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support appears to be live for folks running Android 8.0.
    Rohingya Insurgents Stage Major Attack, Kill At Least 71

    Rohingya Insurgents Stage Major Attack, Kill At Least 71

    Rakhine State which is home to more than a million ethnic minority Rohingya Muslims has been the epicentre of religious violence since 2012.

    GOP senator wants details on border wall construction

    Earlier this month, Trump tweeted praise for one of Flake's primary challengers, Dr. Democrats havesome factors in their favor going into the 2018 midterm elections.
  • Palestinian president to hold talks in Ankara

    Palestinian president to hold talks in Ankara

    They are seeking an end to Israeli settlement construction and also want the U.S.to support the creation of the Palestine state. Kushner heard out the Palestinian leader's demands and postponed any responses for the next meeting they have.
    Thai military ruler says authorities searching for ex-prime minister

    Thai military ruler says authorities searching for ex-prime minister

    Hundreds of her supporters have turned up outside the Supreme Court in Bangkok ahead of the verdict, amid a heavy police presence. Yingluck's supporters were reportedly moved on throughout the week as they tried to set up a camp outside the court.
    Taylor Swift is now a retailer of snake jewelry

    Taylor Swift is now a retailer of snake jewelry

    And later: "The world moves on / Another day another drama, drama / But not for me, not for me / All I think about is karma". Instagram created it after the singer's feud with the Kardashian-Wests a year ago over Kanye West's song Famous .
  • Fatah Official: Jared Kushner's Mideast Peace Mission Is a 'Delusion'

    Fatah Official: Jared Kushner's Mideast Peace Mission Is a 'Delusion'

    But the USA delegation refrained from committing to a two-state solution - the primary focus of peace efforts for decades. "We want to work toward a peace that both sides can agree to and that both sides find sustainable.
    Many Bostonians Will Be Pulling For Conor McGregor In Floyd Mayweather Fight

    Many Bostonians Will Be Pulling For Conor McGregor In Floyd Mayweather Fight

    While he has power he watches his opponents and looks for weaknesses early and then goes for the power punch. Smaller bets are going on McGregor with UFC fans backing up their loyalty with their wallets.
    Jailing of Samsung heir raises questions over company's outlook

    Jailing of Samsung heir raises questions over company's outlook

    Samsung , one of the companies credited with helping rebuild war-torn South Korea, is now assumed to be neck-deep in corruption. Lee denied any involvement and any wrongdoing in the scandal and his lawyer said that he would appeal the conviction.
  • USA  to take dream of inspecting Iran's military sites to grave

    USA to take dream of inspecting Iran's military sites to grave

    Russia, China, France, the UK, Germany, and the EU) remain committed, that Iran will remain committed to the deal as well . The body is responsible for verifying Iran's compliance under the agreement.
    At least 19 reported dead from Harvey in Texas

    At least 19 reported dead from Harvey in Texas

    Sammy told his brother their parents were holding hands as the auto plunged into the water. Sammy's brother Ric said water "picked up" the vehicle and sent it plunging into a stream.
    Yankees, Tigers in wild all-in Major League Baseball  brawl as tempers reach boiling point

    Yankees, Tigers in wild all-in Major League Baseball brawl as tempers reach boiling point

    Cabrera shoved Romine and traded punches, causing the team benches to clear and leading to several side incidents that broke out. Iglesias had three hits and drove in four runs, while Justin Upton and McCann hit solo homers for Detroit (55-71).

Breaking News



Recommended

September 12, Mark The Date For Launch Event Of iPhone 8

Given that more than 50% of the company's revenues are generated by the iPhone, it's disturbing news, especially for shareholders. Their sources confirmed that the company will be unveiling three iPhones, one of which will be the highly anticipated iPhone 8 .

Rescheduled Cowboys-Texans game at AT&T canceled

Those who have purchased tickets to the game can get a refund; if not, the money will still go to the relief fund. The Dallas Cowboys confirmed that Thursday's preseason finale with the Houston Texans has been canceled.

Defense Secretary Mattis Contradicts Trump After President Threatens North Korea

It continued, "Mattis did not reverse Trump or defy him on the broader ban against new recruits who are transgender people". Now, with Mattis' directive in hand, the Pentagon has six months to prepare before the ban is implemented.

IS Evacuation Deal Sparks Iraqi Outrage

The U.S. -led coalition said Wednesday it struck a roadway being used by a Daesh convoy fleeing to territory it controls. Any strike will be in accordance with " the law of armed conflict ", Dillon said.

Major heat wave will hit San Diego County on Monday

Temperatures were well above average in most of San Diego County Sunday amid a heat advisory from the National Weather Service . Highs in El Cajon and Escondido are expected to reach 102, which would match the records in both cities for the date.

Aaron Greenberg: Xbox One fans can expect more Japanese Games

After opening preorders last Sunday, Microsoft now says the Xbox One X is the "fastest-selling Xbox pre-order ever". The partner retailers of Microsoft will soon drop the console when they run out of stock as well.

Thousands evacuated as Rakhine burns

An estimated 2,000 Rohingya were believed to have made it across the border overnight. Such attacks deserve to be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

NHC: Issues advisory for Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten located near Georgia coast

Additionally, the low-pressure system in tandem with strong high pressure over the Northeast will create an onshore wind flow. Tropics remain active as we're continuing to watch Tropical Storm Harvey as well as a second area of interest closer to home.

Android Oreo supports theming without root

Pixel and Nexus users will be among the first to get the new update, which is not surprising at all. Android Oreo mainly focuses on battery life, speed and security, with greater control of apps.

Protecting yourself and money after winning the lottery

Lottery players will have a shot at a $700 million Powerball jackpot that ranks as the second largest in US history. Five white balls are drawn from a drum containing 69 balls and one red ball is selected from a drum with 26 balls.