BERLIN, 13 Jun 2018 [Fik/News Sources]: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called for a common European approach on the refugee crisis. “We Europeans must find a unified response to illegal migration, that is very important for me,” Merkel told a joint news conference with her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz. “I believe that this issue has the potential to do severe harm to Europe,” she stressed, warning EU member states against taking unilateral measures which might violate EU law. Her remarks came ahead of a key summit of European leaders on June 28-29 in Brussels focusing on the refugee crisis and Germany’s proposals for an EU-wide common asylum policy. Merkel has long argued that irregular refugee flows can only be stemmed in cooperation with the host and transit countries, andRead More...
SEOUL, 13 Jun 2018 [Fik/News Sources]: North Korea's official media on Wednesday celebrated key outcomes from the previous day's summit between Chairman Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump, including a phased approach to the North's denuclearization and the expectation that Kim will visit the White House. The two leaders "gladly" accepted mutual invitations to each other's nations, according to Pyongyang's KCNA news agency. Such visits involving serving U.S. and North Korean leaders would be unprecedented. While both Kim and Trump appear pleased with their broad agreement that North Korea will denuclearize in return for American security guarantees, their deal did not produce a clear plan to bring about Washington's original goal to remove the North's nuclear weapons in aRead More...
ANKARA, 09 May 2018 [Fik/News Sources]: The U.S. will lose out from President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, warned Turkey’s president on Wednesday. The deal was made "possible after years of negativity, in the end raising hope all around the globe. At the drop of a hat, turning this deal around and retreating from this deal, possibly is not just going to impact the region but also the entire world," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told CNN International. "This is not how international mechanisms work, international covenants and international conventional cannot be annulled at will,” he added. “If any document bears your signature, you need to respect that, you need to abide by that," he underlined. The economy of the whole world is at stake, he warned, adding:Read More...