EU mulls Johnson's reluctant Brexit delay request

EU mulls Johnson's reluctant Brexit delay requestEU leaders were on Sunday considering a request by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay Britain’s departure from the bloc, which he was forced to make after MPs refused to back his Brexit deal. Johnson has pinned his premiership on getting Britain out of the European Union on October 31, more than three years after the 2016 referendum vote for Brexit. The Conservative leader duly sent a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk late Saturday asking for the required three-month delay — but did not sign it.

'Powderkeg' in Germany amid Turks-Kurds conflict

'Powderkeg' in Germany amid Turks-Kurds conflictSyrian Kurd Mohamed Zidik, 76, still buys his bread and baklavas from Turkish neighbours in Berlin, but he knows better than to expound on his views about Ankara’s offensive in his hometown. Since Turkish forces launched their assault on Kurds in northeastern Syria, tensions have risen in Germany where millions of Turks and Kurds live side by side. Shops have been trashed, knife attacks reported and insults traded, prompting Germany’s integration commissioner Annette Widmann-Mauz to call for restraint.