Merkel faces calls to resign during questions in parliament

Angela Merkel is accused of ‘importing Islamists, rapists, murderers and terrorists’ and faces calls to resign as she is questioned by new nationalist opposition in German parliament for first time German chancellor faced calls to resign over mass refugee influx in 2015-2016 Nationalist opposition said she had ‘imported rapists, murderers and terrorists’ Merkel said actions were a response to ‘extraordinary humanitarian […]

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Giuliani says 'hands and knees' comment won't derail Trump-Kim summit

Jerusalem: Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday boasted that Donald Trump's tough line had forced the North Korean leader to beg to re-schedule a high-profile summit after the President abruptly called off the meeting last month. After the cancellation, "Kim Jong-un got back on his hands and knees and begged for it, which is exactly the position you want […]

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Poet Yrsa Daley-Ward chats becoming an escort to pay the bills, hard drugs and struggles with depression

As a struggling model in her twenties, she turned to sex to pay her bills, working as a high-class escort. Regular clients included a posh Londoner who liked to dress as a schoolboy and be spanked by his “headmistress”, while another enjoyed being called Yrsa’s “pet”. The 34-year-old said: “It’s the most common thing in the modelling industry, especially at […]

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NZ plane company fined for N Korea export

Wellington: A New Zealand company that exported replacement aircraft parts for a plane later spotted in North Korea painted in military colours has been fined almost $NZ75,000 ($68,850). Pacific Aerospace pleaded guilty in October to breaching United Nations sanctions for indirectly exporting the replacement parts to the hermit country on three occasions, in what is thought to be only one of […]

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