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Merkel hopes to address trade issues with Trump at G7 in May

Merkel hopes to address trade issues with Trump at G7 in May

The prime minister, who met Trump in February, said "it will be necessary to have rules that are fair and can stand up to democratic appraisal". Merkel welcomed his comments, saying: "It's very, very good that Japan says we want a free trade agreement, we want it soon because that could be the right statement and Germany would love to be a driving force behind this".


Beijing park using facial recognition to dispense toilet paper

Beijing park using facial recognition to dispense toilet paper

Toilet paper use at one of the park's public toilets has dropped from 20 to four rolls within three days, reports said. It has put up posters as well as broadcast messages on its public announcement system exhorting visitors to use less paper.


Erdogan urges parliament to bring back death penalty

Erdogan urges parliament to bring back death penalty

Kurds make up a sizable number of the over 3 million people of Turkish origin in Germany. Several days later, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte saw off a challenge from far-right politician Geert Wilders at the ballot box, to the relief of other European Union leaders.


North Korea says it successfully tested new rocket engine

North Korea says it successfully tested new rocket engine

North Korea's latest rocket-engine test showed "meaningful" progress, South Korea said on Monday, while an analyst said it was a risky step towards the North's goal of developing a rocket that could hit the United States. The back-and-forth between North Korea and the U.S.is nothing new. He said that investigators were looking to detain at least one "important" person, but did not elaborate on whether any North Koreans were among the people being pursued.


Trump's wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing

Trump's wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing

He said that information the House Intelligence Committee received from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday "continues to lead us in that direction". House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) said on Sunday that he is not aware of any foreign intelligence surveillance court (FISA) warrant for surveillance of Trump Tower.