Jun 04 2018
"I will approach the new Italian government openly and work with it instead of speculating about its intentions", Merkel told the paper in an interview published on Sunday.
In a weekend newspaper interview, Merkel ruled out debt relief for Italy, saying that the principle of solidarity among euro zone states should not turn the single currency bloc into a debt-sharing union.
"We need quicker economic convergence between the member states", she said.
Merkel refrained from outright criticism of Trump in her comments to the newspaper, but noted that the US has withdrawn from multilateral agreements and imposed new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, including from Europe.
When it comes to assessing Italy's new governing coalition, made up of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the far-right League, DW noted that Merkel has remained among the calmer voices.
Merkel backed the step-by-step introduction of a euro zone investment budget in the low double-digit billions of euros, saying this could be housed within the European Union budget or outside.
State of emergency declared as Baltimore devastated by floods
The river rose 17.8 feet in two hours Sunday afternoon, to 24.1 feet, a record from the previous high of 23.6 feet. Destroyed chunks of roadway rest after being washed into a riverbed in flood-ravaged Ellicott City, Maryland .
China scolds USA for pulling invitation to major naval drill
The formation of islands, islets and reefs are also partially claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. China's expulsion from the drills was described as an "initial response", suggesting that there might be more to come.
Israeli army fires tank shells at Gaza military facilities, no injuries reported
The Palestinian ambassador blamed " Israel occupation forces" for the "massacre" at the border during the United Nations meeting. Hamas had been calling for people to demonstrate at the border in a bid to break an 11-year blockade by Israel and Egypt.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is coming under pressure to address allegations that she knew as early as previous year about mismanagement in the government office for refugees that came to light recently.
Merkel also called for European cooperation on migration and asylum programs.
Merkel's proposals appeared to be somewhat more cautious, but with many points of agreement with her closest European ally.
Merkel said she was willing to discuss with the new Italian government ways to boost employment rates among young people in Italy.
As an alternative to European Union defense forces, Mr. Macron has hinted at closer cooperation between France and the United Kingdom, western Europe's two major military powers, both of which possess nuclear weapons. There also needs to be common standards for asylum in Europe, Merkel said, and a unified external border control, which will be operated by Frontex.
The conservative chancellor was also asked how far she was willing to go in helping French President Emmanuel Macron realise his vision of more solidarity in the euro zone.
Jun 03 2018
New US tariffs would make trade deals void, China says
He said Washington would use its move on Tuesday to slap punitive tariffs on Chinese imports as a bargaining chip. China has also threatened to hit back with tit-for-tat tariffs on tens of billions of dollars in USA goods.
Jun 03 2018
Apple launches iOS 11.4
Bloomberg notes that Apple's long-promised parental controls will likely be tied into iOS 12's Digital Health feature, too. ARKit 2.0 will enable users to game against each other in the same virtual environment, according to the report.
Jun 02 2018
Keith Ellison Boycotting NFL Over 'Cowardly & Idiotic' Anthem Policy
A White House official did not dispute the testimony, per The Wall Street Journal . Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said Trump's statement "changed the dialogue".
Jun 02 2018
Trump accuses Mueller of 'meddling' in mid-term elections
Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has been indicted on multiple charges and is awaiting trial in Virginia. Mueller is leading the probe into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation .
Jun 01 2018
How Serena Williams responds to accusations that she 'was born a guy'
She admitted the suit also had some functionality to it, after she suffered through blood clots after Olympia's birth. Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams".
May 30 2018
Golden State Warriors beat Houston Rockets to reach National Basketball Association finals
But he was eliminated in the playoffs by James before he was with the Warriors, and that grudge could still be there to this day. In Game 6, for instance, Harden drove to the cup a game-high 21 times , according to NBA Advanced Stats.
May 26 2018
Armed Citizen Kills Gunman at Oklahoma City Restaurant
In one of his clips, he complains of a demon-possessed squirrel, and in another of his refrigerator attacking him. A gunman in Oklahoma City was killed Thursday after opening fire inside a restaurant, according to authorities.
May 26 2018
Hawaii volcano sends another ash cloud high into the air
There continues to be intermittent explosions at the summit that have been sending plumes of ash into the sky. County officials said the lava was around 900ft (274m) from the closest well on Monday.
May 23 2018
U.S. vows 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran - BBC News
According to Pompeo, President Trump is willing to negotiate a new deal, but that is not the primary objective. It said Iran could still shoot off those ballistic missiles, obviously meant to transport nukes someday.
May 18 2018
No Man's Sky will get cooperative multiplayer this July
Though multiplayer already exists in the game but Murray said this update will bring more interaction between players in the game. The new update will allow players to group, build, race, survive or just explore in the massive world of No Man's Sky .
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