Hopes for Brexit Deal Foiled by Irish Border Issue

Hopes for Brexit Deal Foiled by Irish Border Issue

Oct/15 By

Days ahead of a summit once seen as the moment Britain and the European Union would have to reach a Brexit deal, both sides are still staring at each other over the question of the Irish border, refusing to blink. A flurry of diplomatic meetings over the weekend had raised …

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Germany Deporting Convicted 9/11 Suspect to Morocco

Germany Deporting Convicted 9/11 Suspect to Morocco

Oct/15 By

A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted their attacks on New York and Washington was deported Monday from Germany to his native country.   Mounir el-Motassadeq, who was convicted of membership in a terrorist organization and accessory to …

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Bavarian Voters Punish Merkel Allies in State Election

Bavarian Voters Punish Merkel Allies in State Election

Oct/14 By

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative allies lost their absolute majority in Bavaria’s state parliament by a wide margin Sunday, according to projections from a regional election that could cause more turbulence in the national government. The Christian Social Union was on course to take just over 35 percent of the …

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UK’s Ex-Brexit Chief Urges Cabinet to Rebel against PM May

UK’s Ex-Brexit Chief Urges Cabinet to Rebel against PM May

Oct/14 By

Britain’s former Brexit secretary is urging members of Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet to rebel against her proposed deal with the European Union over the terms of Britain’s departure from the bloc. David Davis wrote in the Sunday Times that May’s plans for some continued ties with the EU under …

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Saudis Rebuff Trump Threat of Sanctions for Missing Journalist

Saudis Rebuff Trump Threat of Sanctions for Missing Journalist

Oct/14 By

Saudi Arabia has rebuffed U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to punish it over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying Sunday it would retaliate with “greater” economic actions of its own if Trump were to sanction Riyadh. The Saudi stock market plunged seven percent before recovering to a five …

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Changed Climate Blamed for Barracudas Settling in Colder Waters

Changed Climate Blamed for Barracudas Settling in Colder Waters

Oct/14 By

Climate change is usually thought to bring hotter weather, but scientists say it can also make some places colder. Temperature changes mean some plants and animals struggle to survive, while others seek new territory. That may be the case for one species of barracuda that is living in colder waters …

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Merkel’s Allies in Bavaria Brace for Election Losses

Merkel’s Allies in Bavaria Brace for Election Losses

Oct/14 By

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies are heading for their worst state election result in more than 60 years in a regional vote Sunday that is likely to increase tensions within Germany’s fragile coalition government. According to the latest polls, the Christian Social Union (CSU) will win about 34 percent, losing …

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Report: N. Irish Party Leader Calls No-Deal Brexit ‘Likeliest’ Scenario

Report: N. Irish Party Leader Calls No-Deal Brexit ‘Likeliest’ Scenario

Oct/14 By

The head of the Democratic Unionist Party, the Northern Irish party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, is “ready” to trigger a no-deal Brexit and now regards it as the “likeliest” outcome, The Observer reported Saturday, citing a leaked email. The newspaper said Arlene Foster told Ashley Fox, leader of Conservative Members …

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11 Migrants Killed When Smuggler’s Car Crashes in Greece

11 Migrants Killed When Smuggler’s Car Crashes in Greece

Oct/13 By

A car carrying migrants collided with a truck in northern Greece Saturday, killing 11 people, police said. Ten of the victims were believed to be migrants who crossed into the Greece from Turkey. The 11th person was the driver and a suspected migrant smuggler, police said.  Police said the car …

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Moscow Calls Independent Ukrainian Church US-Backed ‘Provocation’

Moscow Calls Independent Ukrainian Church US-Backed ‘Provocation’

Oct/13 By

Russia’s top diplomat on Friday called the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s decision to recognize the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s independence from Moscow a Washington-backed “provocation,” from which he vowed to protect “the faithful” in Ukraine if the schism sparks violence. On Thursday, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, the Istanbul-based head of global Orthodox Christianity, …

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