Sunday, August 18, 2019
Italy’s populist Government is deeply divided over the Venezuela crisis. Mr Salvini, leader of anti-immigration party Lega and member of the Government coalition, immediately pledged his support to Mr Guaido after he proclaimed himself interim president of Venezuela on January 23. But the other half of the Italian...
Born in Hamburg, then-West Germany, in July 1954, Angela Merkel began her political career as the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. She briefly served as a deputy spokesperson for the first democratically elected East Germany headed by Lothar de Maizière. In a 2017 episode of BBC Newsnight,...
The German Chancellor issued her warning at the inauguration of the Berlin headquarters of the country’s foreign intelligence agency BND. Her remarks contradicted statements by US President Donald Trump who claimed the Islamist terror group had been routed and that what was left of its self-proclaimed caliphate would...
Colombia's migration office said it cancelled over 300 daily entrance passes for Venezuelan politicians and their families who support Mr Maduro. Colombia has borne the brunt of the exodus of Venezuelans fleeing malnutrition and political turmoil in their once-prosperous nation. Around 800,000 Venezuelans are said to have crossed...
Venezuela remains in chaos following controversy over recent elections, which saw Nicolas Maduro effectively stripped of his title as president. About 20 European Union (EU) nations have now backed Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido as its legitimate temporary leader. But Mr Maduro refuses to acknowledge Mr Guaido’s claim, despite mounting...
Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya, 67, is the sister of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn and has announced she will stand as prime minister candidate in the upcoming election. The Thai princess will stand for a party allied to controversial ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, according to registration papers. Thailand’s general election...
Angela Merkel hit back at Emmanuel Macron over Russia and Germany’s pipeline project, declaring it would “not be a one-sided dependency”. The German Chancellor explained that Germany will expand its gas terminals with “liquified gas”. Speaking at a press conference, Ms Merkel declared: “Do we become dependent on...
The Amazon founder, 54, and his wife MacKenzie Tuttle, 48, announced last month they are seeking a divorce after 25 years together. And now the US tech entrepreneur has accused the National Enquirer of trying to blackmail him over lewd photos detailing an alleged extramarital affair. Mr Bezos...
The study, undertaken by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), suggests ice flow at the Petermann Glacier has sped up in recent years.Petermann is one of three glaciers on the large island which has a so-called “ice tongue”, which stretches 43 miles...
TWO paedophiles who raped and murdered a 12-year-old boy have been publicly executed in Yemen.