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Germany fires head of scandal-hit asylum agency

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:21

Germany's interior minister has dismissed the head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), which is mired in a scandal over irregularities in making asylum decisions, a spokesman said on Friday. The decision by Horst Seehofer, leader of the Bavaria-based Christian Social Union (CSU), comes at the height of dispute over immigration that threatens to splinter Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc. Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and CSU sister party are at odds over how to tackle the issue of migrants, which is also causing strain among members of the European Union.


Experts say Trump's Russia policy is at odds with itself

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:00

At a meeting of the Helsinki Commission, experts said President Trump obfuscates his administration’s policy toward the Kremlin by making pronouncements that contradict the positions of the U.S. intelligence community and diplomatic corps.


Toy guns banished as Iraqis celebrate peaceful Eid in Mosul

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:00

It has long been a tradition in Iraq's second city Mosul for young boys to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday by running riot with firecrackers or toy guys -- scaring their sisters and grandparents. "Weapons have destroyed our city and wounded our children," she told AFP. "It's not a good idea (to buy toy guns) and anyway I haven't found one in my neighbourhood this year", he said.


BMW M850i xDrive Finally Breaks Cover: Here’s What We Know

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:30

BMW's latest coupe, the 8-series, which replaces the 6-series, brings back memories-not all of them fond-of a similar switch that took place in the late 1980s. Back then, BMW replaced the E24 6-series with the 850i. Now BMW is finally letting us see the undisguised production model and is openly discussing details about what’s coming, just as the racing variant takes to the track at Le Mans.


Trump Calls Female Reporter 'So Obnoxious,' Tells Her To Be Quiet

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:08

Are you looking for more substance to President Donald Trump's vague claim


Americans' Crowdsourced Imagining of God Looks Like A Guy Named Brad

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:29

Liberals and conservatives, meanwhile, see God slightly differently.


Kids deliver a special message in honor of Father’s Day

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:01

From their sense of humor to pancake recipes, children share what they love about their fathers and grandfathers ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday.


The U.K. Wanted to Ban Taking Photos Up Women's Skirts. One Lawmaker Shut it Down.

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:53

An attempt to make upskirting a criminal offense in the United Kingdom has been blocked by a Conservative party lawmaker.


Florida roller coaster derailment raises questions about safety regulations

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:53

Just hours before a roller coaster in Daytona Beach went off the rails, state inspectors had given it the “all clear” after it had been shut down last month.


Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Jailed After New Mueller Indictment

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:52

WASHINGTON ― Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager,


The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:33

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest


Merkel's government frays as migrant row festers in Germany

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:28

By Gernot Heller and Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's conservative alliance may splinter in a row over immigration, an ally of the German chancellor said on Friday, as the third party in her fragile government suggested its patience was wearing thin. The dispute between Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) sister party threatens the future of her coalition three months after it took office, just as European divisions over migrants are causing rifts between EU partners. "I believe (Merkel) will try to the very end to find unity in the matter," said CDU home affairs spokesman Mathias Middelberg.


Amazon has up to 57% off select Coleman camping and hiking gear

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:20

Since the kids and teachers are off of school for the summer, now is the best time to plan for a family camping trip or a simple vacation to the great outdoors. Amazon is now offering up to 57% off select camping gear from Coleman, a trusted brand for camping, hiking, and fishing gear. Save 25% off tents like the Coleman Sundome 3-Person Tent, or 30% off the Coleman Instant Cabin. The tents, which are weatherproof, feature spacious interiors and are easy to set up in about 10 to 15 minutes each. They even come in various colors that can suit your style or personal #aesthetic. Stay cozy with Coleman.Image: colemanIn addition, tents aren't the only thing you can save on with today's Amazon Gold Box Deal because sleeping bags, self-inflating camping pads with pillows, and Coleman's ComfortSmart camping cots are also discounted up to 57% off their retail price. The sale also includes foldable deck chairs for lounging around a campfire, or just drinking a few beers with some buddies. Amazon customer Zen writes: The Coleman Sundome 3-Person Tent goes for $43.58 (list price $58.11), while premium Coleman Instant Cabin is for sale at $126.75 (list price $179.99). Now is the time to save up to 57% off select summer camping gear from Coleman. Image: Coleman Save up 57% on select camping gear products from Coleman See Details


'Delta Hill Riders': African-American cowboy culture in the Mississippi Delta

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:04

Rory Doyle's ongoing personal project shares the story of African-American cowboy culture in the rural Mississippi Delta, challenging the Hollywood portrayal of the American cowboy. An exhibition opening and talk for "Delta Hill Riders" by Rory Doyle is on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Half King Photography Series in New York City. It will be led by Anna Van Lenten, curator of the Half King Photography Series. The exhibition will run until Aug. 6. A concurrent show at Tikhonova Gallery in Harlem will have an opening reception Sunday, June 17, 2018, from 2 to 5 p.m. with an artist talk at 4 p.m. and runs through July 29, 2018.


Hectic morning on the White House lawn: Trump speaks, and so do the facts

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:55

President Trump took questions from reporters Friday morning on the White House lawn, covering a number of topics on which his comments have at times strayed from the truth. Here are some of his remarks, annotated and checked for accuracy.


Parkland School Guard Who Didn't Stop Shooter Had Harassed One of the Victims, Family Says

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:47

The guard was allegedly suspended for sexually harassing two female students


Trump on Kim Jong Un: 'His people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.'

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:42

The president on Friday expressed admiration for the way Kim Jong Un is treated by North Koreans.


Emmanuel Macron Ordered a Really Fancy Set of China and People Are Angry

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:07

He's facing criticism for his spending habits again


Harley-Davidson Brings Back Bikes to Celebrate Anniversary

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:39

Harley-Davidson Brings Back Bikes to Celebrate Anniversary It's Harley-Davidson's 115th anniversary and the maker is celebrating with a trip down memory lane Who here would buy a 100-year-old Harley-Davidson for $4200? Wait, did I mention it doesn’t have an


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