Angela Merkel’s government has removed domestic spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen from office, transferring him to a different post to defuse an explosive row over immigration and the far-right that once more rocked the German chancellor’s fragile coalition.
European Council President Donald Tusk has called on EU leaders to end their “mutual resentment” ahead of talks in the Austrian city of Salzburg aimed at making progress on the migration deadlock.
Zimbabwe’s new president yesterday ruled out an early return of the Zimbabwean dollar, toning down remarks by his finance minister that backed reintroducing the bloated currency.
The death toll in Typhoon Mangkhut hit 74 yesterday, Philippine authorities said, as rescuers used their bare hands to sift through a massive landslide in which dozens were feared killed in the worst-hit region.
A Senate panel has asked the interior ministry to differentiate between protocol and security, and directed it to provide security to Prime Minister Imran Khan as per the “blue book”, even if he is hesitant.
The campaign to register overseas Pakistanis for Internet voting (iVoting) in the upcoming by-polls evoked a lukewarm response, with only 7,419 expatriates – out of the total 632,000 – registering to avail of the facility offered to them for the first time in the country’s electoral history.
Curious whistles and chirrups echo through the jungle around Kongthong, a remote village, but this is no birdsong. It’s people calling out to each other in music – an extraordinary tradition that may even be unique.