A failed Iraqi asylum seeker being hunted by German police for questioning over the brutal rape and murder of a teenage girl in Germany has been arrested in Iraq, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Friday. Ali Bashar, 20, who is alleged to have strangled Susanna Maria Feldman, 14, after sexually assaulting her, was “arrested by Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq at the request of German federal police”, said Seehofer. … [Read more...] about Suspect in Rape, Murder of German-Jewish Teen Arrested in Iraq: Berlin
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition is under threat because of a major row over migrants with her interior minister, the CSU's Horst Seehofer. He wants German border police to turn back all asylum seekers without the correct documentation at the border. Merkel's CDU party have backed her view that a new deal should be agreed at EU level . She thinks going it alone would further damage relations with Italy and Greece, who have carried the greatest burden of refugees since the crisis began. Typically, migrants enter Europe through Italy, cross over to Austria and are blocked at the German border and then sent back to Austria. Seehofer's policy would stop that, let Germany take in the migrants, and then have them returned directly to Italy. As a minister, Seehofer could take the decision alone but that would risk fracturing the coalition and lead to early elections. The crisis also highlights ongoing public concern over immigration and the impact of Merkel's liberal 2015 … [Read more...] about Trump says crime in Germany is way up. German statistics show the opposite.
"I would like very much for the CDU and CSU to continue working together," Merkel said, admitting she had made concessions to Seehofer’s demands, public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported. "Because we are a success story for Germany." Merkel's other coalition, the Social Democrats (SPD) are yet to agree to the deal. … [Read more...] about Merkel backs down, agreeing to stem flow of refugees into Germany
German Interior Minister and leader of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer arrives for a meeting of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU)/CSU joint Bundestag faction at the Reichstag on October 9 in Berlin, Germany Sean Gallup/Getty Images … [Read more...] about Merkel’s Allies Set for Biggest Loss In 60 Years At Local Polls
The taxpayer reasoned that because the U.S. was able to secure the assistance of the Netherlands in the collection of a U.S. tax liability, his property in the Netherlands was not “exempt property” under Delaware law. The court disagreed, stating that the collection assistance provision was of “no aid” to the taxpayer because he did not satisfy its specific provisions. First, the court noted that by its express terms, paragraph 2 of Article XXII would not apply until any tax claims have been “finally determined.” According to the court, no “final determination” occurred in his case. Second, the court observed that paragraph 4 did not empower the Netherlands to assist the U.S. in collecting tax against a Netherlands citizen, except for specific situations that were not relevant in the case. Finally, the court highlighted the discretionary nature of the Dutch obligation to assist the U.S. in its collection activities. The court therefore … [Read more...] about Determining Foreigners Insolvency Exception