Prince William and his wife Kate embarked Wednesday on a three-day visit to Germany billed as a “charm offensive” by local media as Britain begins thorny Brexit talks in earnest.
Poland’s government is attempting to push through a law that critics say would end judicial independence. The EU executive has warned it will launch legal procedures and sanctions if the reforms are implemented.
The German chancellor has rejected calls from her sister party to limit the number of refugees entering Germany. In a wide-ranging interview she defended the G20 summit in Hamburg and spending on infrastructure.
Israeli police investigating allegations of corruption in a $2bn deal with Germany to buy submarines and naval patrol craft have arrested the prime minister’s personal lawyer as well as several other of his associates.
Austria has deployed four armoured vehicles along its Italian border and has 750 troops at the ready to prevent a future flux of migrants from crossing the border.
The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a Belgian ban on the public wearing of the full-face veil. The case was brought to the court by two Muslim women who said the ban violated their rights.
Austria has blocked Turkish economy minister Nihat Zeybekci (pictured) from entering the country to join a rally marking the anniversary of last year’s failed coup attempt in Turkey.
The G20 riots have put new political pressure on leftist centers like Rote Flora in Hamburg and Rigaer 94 in Berlin. But they remain protected by the law.
European leaders vowed Thursday to defend the landmark Paris climate pact at a G20 summit next week, setting them on collision course with US President Donald Trump at what is expected to be a stormy meeting.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, the First Daughter of the United States had come to Berlin for a discussion on the empowerment of women, a subject that was sure to clash with the sexist and vulgar remarks her father has made about women in the past.