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Merkel’s coalition at risk over migrant deal

Seehofer insists on turning away asylum seekers BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition risked breaking apart yesterday, as her hardline conservative Bavarian allies pushed a showdown over migrant policy…

FBI foils July 4 attack by Qaeda sympathizer

WASHINGTON: The FBI announced yesterday the arrest of a professed supporter of Al-Qaeda who was planning to target members of the US military and their families with a bomb attack…

Five more beaten to death in India

NEW DELHI: Indian police said yesterday they have arrested 23 people after five men were bludgeoned to death by a crazed mob in yet another horrific lynching to rock the…

France seeks gangster after helicopter jailbreak

Govt launches manhunt involving some 2,900 officers PARIS: The French government admitted possible security failings yesterday after a notorious gangster used a helicopter to stage the second brazen jailbreak of…

Philippine mayor who held drugs war ‘walk of shame’ shot dead

MANILA: A Philippine mayor who paraded suspected drug dealers through the streets was shot dead yesterday while attending a weekly flag-raising ceremony, police said. Mayor Antonio Cando Halili was hit…

LeBron James to join NBA Lakers in four-year, $154m deal

LOS ANGELES: LeBron James is to join the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-year $154 million deal, his agents said Sunday, ending months of frenzied speculation about the NBA superstar’s…

Spain blame game begins after WCup penalty heartache

SAINT PETERSBURG: Spain’s World Cup roller-coaster ride finally ground to a halt on Sunday and the finger-pointing began after their third consecutive failure at a major tournament. Following humiliation at…

Penn & Teller cancel shows after Teller hurts back

Penn & Teller’s magic shows are on hiatus because Teller’s back injury has flared up. The duo canceled a performance in Mississippi on Friday, with Teller tweeting an apology to…

Portugal: The country that wants more migrants

‘We won’t tolerate any xenophobic rhetoric’ LISBON: Unlike most European nations, who are trying to reduce the influx of migrants, Portugal is bucking the trend by looking to immigration as…

Social realism and a ‘new voice’ in Nigerian cinema

A low budget comedy set in the working class suburbs of Nigeria’s capital, Ema Edosio’s debut film “Kasala!” is a world away from the usual style and glamour of Nollywood.…

Rising incidences of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Kuwait: Experts

IBD is associated with higher rates of anxiety and depression in patients KUWAIT: On the occasion of World IBD Day, leading experts in Kuwait are raising awareness on the growing…

Largest US business group attacks Trump on tariffs

WASHINGTON: The US Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest business group and customarily a close ally of President Donald Trump’s Republican Party, is launching a campaign today to oppose Trump’s…