Trump defends Muslim ban: ‘World is a horrible mess’ | The Times of Israel


US President Donald Trump doubled down Sunday on his insistence that America needs tighter restrictions on immigration, as the world reacted with outrage to his decision to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough new controls on travelers from seven Muslim countries.

“Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW,” Trump said in a tweet. “Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world – a horrible mess!”

US airports and other sites across the United States, including the White House, were expected to see a second wave of protests Sunday against Trump’s temporary immigration ban, which a federal judge partially blocked by ordering authorities not to deport detained refugees and other travelers.

The ruling also coincided with a wave of anger and concern abroad, including among US allies.

 

Source: Trump defends Muslim ban: ‘World is a horrible mess’ | The Times of Israel

Angela Merkel ‘to oust Jean-Claude Juncker’ as Europe splits deepen over Brexit response


Angela Merkel could move to oust Europe’s federalist chief Jean-Claude Juncker ‘within the next year’, a Germany government minister has said, in a sign of deepening European divisions over how to respond to Britain’s Brexit vote.

Source: Angela Merkel ‘to oust Jean-Claude Juncker’ as Europe splits deepen over Brexit response

Angela Merkel ‘to oust Jean-Claude Juncker’ as Europe splits deepen over Brexit response


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President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker,Angela Merkel could move to oust Europe’s federalist chief Jean-Claude Juncker ‘within the next year’, a Germany government minister has said, in a sign of deepening European divisions over how to respond to Britain’s Brexit vote.

The German chancellor’s frustration with the European Commission chief came as Europe split over whether to use the Brexit negotiations as a trigger to deepen European integration or take a more pragmatic approach to Britain as it heads for the exit door.

“The pressure on him [Juncker] to resign will only become greater and Chancellor Merkel will eventually have to deal with this next year,” an unnamed German minister told The Sunday Times, adding that Berlin had been furious with Mr Juncker “gloating” over the UK referendum result.

Mr Juncker’s constant and unabashed calls for “more Europe”, has led to several of Europe other dissenting members –…

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Iain Duncan Smith’s Brexit intervention is ridiculous but effective | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian


More comment TopicsEU referendum Iain Duncan Smith European Union Foreign policy David Cameron Angela Merkel Immigration and asylum Conservatives

Source: Iain Duncan Smith’s Brexit intervention is ridiculous but effective | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian

Germany election results: Disaster for Merkel as exit polls suggest defeat in two out of three regional elections | Europe | News | The Independent


Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservatives have suffered humiliating losses to the anti-immigrant Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party in three key state elections seen as a referendum on her “open door” refugee policy which allowed more than a million migrants to enter the country last year. The real shock of Sunday night’s polling was the scale of AfD’s gains, which easily entered all three legislatures.

Source: Germany election results: Disaster for Merkel as exit polls suggest defeat in two out of three regional elections | Europe | News | The Independent

Migration crisis: Merkel and Hollande meet amid record EU asylum claims | euronews, world news


German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Paris on Friday for talks on Europe’s migration crisis with French President Francois Hollande. Their meeting comes as it was revealed that over 1.2…

Source: Migration crisis: Merkel and Hollande meet amid record EU asylum claims | euronews, world news