Merkel ‘agrees’ refugee cap with allies

Talks to form a government in Germany appear to have made some progress. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party the Christian Democrats (CDU) has reportedly reached a deal with its sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) over the issue of a refugee cap. It is believed to have been set at an annual limit of around …

Uncertainty grows over Catalonia’s future

Catalonia’s future becomes more uncertain by the hour after thousands on Sunday filled the streets of the region’s capital Barcelona to protest against independence from Spain. After months of looking as if separatist forces were dominating the public debate… the so-called “silent majority” of Catalans have found their voices. Huge pro-Spain, anti-independence, march in Barcelona …

Rapper Nelly released after rape allegations

Cornell Haynes Jr. better known as the rapper Nelly has been released from prison. He was arrested on Saturday after a woman alledged that he had sexually assaulted her on a tour bus hours after a concert in Aubrurn, Washington. Haynes took to twitter to deny the allegations saying he was “beyond shocked” and is …

German chancellor in crunch coalition talks

Immigration is high on the agenda as Germany’s Angela Merkel holds crunch coalition talks with her Bavarian conservative sister party, the CSU. The CSU, led by Horst Seehofer, blame Merkel for the decision in 2015 to keep Germany’s borders open resulting in almost one million people arriving in the country that year. Unconfirmed reports say …