Cast of The Color Purple & Jennifer Hudson - Purple Rain tribute to Prince......
No one really took that show seriously , did they ?
#LeaveEU Obama’s #Brexit overreach is typical of the @POTUS’s arrogance http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/04/the-spectator-podcast-obamas-brexit-overreach-2/ …
Setting up the stage ... all systems go! .
2. deep scepticism of US officials on post-Brexit bilateral deal was being openly talked about at highest levels at the g20 in DC last week
#Libya #Libyaoil Tripoli national oil corporation says attempt by rival in east to load tanker was halted http://noc.ly/index.php/en/new-4/1452-noc-acts-to-block-illicit-export-of-oil-from-libya-by-parallel-administration … …
Sure , why not sign a/o deal like the one with Turkey (fork over 6BN , give visa free travel too) What cld go wrong?
UN envoy Kobler says security situation in #Tripoli has not improved, armed militias still in control of the city
UN envoy Kobler calls on Libyans to find a way to form a unified army, w/ participation of troops from east and west
UN envoy Kobler (Radio Sawa): There is a Libyan natl army under command of Gen. Haftar, but it does not represent an army for all Libya
#EU 'sold out European security to #Turkey' over refugee deal: Hungarian PM Viktor Orban. http://www.mfs-theothernews.com/2016/04/eu-sold-out-european-security-to-turkey.html …
Merkel, EU officials arrive in Turkey's Gaziantep to discuss migrant crisis http://bit.ly/1U9HN0n
Photo - Op over .......
Awaiting Merkel's photo-op at a refugee camp near the Syrian-Turkey border. But 90% of Syrians in Turkey are living in penury outside camps.
No chance of speaking to refugees at this junket. Went over to the fence they're all penned behind. Took 10 secs for police to wave me away.
Bruno Kramm was arrested for insulting Erdogan - quoted a line from the comic’s satirical poem slamming Erdogan.
@HDNER Turkey thinks it's almost done with requirements. “There were 72 criteria, now it is down to a single-digit level.”
@HDNER Europe disagrees - Marta Cygan told the E.P the same day that Turkey has met only 35 of 72 conditions entirely or almost entirely
Weakest link of the Turkey-EU visa deal: New passports - SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=449&nID=98213&NewsCatID=429 … via @HDNER
Migrants, visas and press freedom - what will Merkel & Davutoglu be talking about in Turkey?http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/tensions-over-migrant-deal-merkel-eu-officials-head-turkey-818055205 …
Angela Merkel and Donald Tusk will visit Turkey today in a bid to cement last month's fragile migration deal.
The politics of Angela Merkel’s trip to Turkey http://politi.co/1YMrgyo
Tensions over migrant deal as Merkel, EU officials head to Turkey http://f24.my/249Zb7Y
Merkel says EU-Turkey deal 'absolutely right and essential' http://sabahdai.ly/tuFd7n
#Greece forecasts additional revenues of €362 mln from rise in contributions for supplementary pensions. #economy #ec #ecb #esm #imf
#Greece expects cost savings of €284 mln from cut in supplementary pensions. #economy #ec #imf #ecb #esm
#Greece gov’t estimates cost savings of 803 mln from abolition of solidarity grant (EKAS) by 2018. #economy #imf #ec #ecb #esm
Odds & Ends......
Ecuador quake death toll rises to 646 as aftershocks continue to jolt the nation http://sabahdai.ly/hpgai6
Ecuador quake death toll rises to nearly 650 http://reut.rs/22WySQ1
In latest escalation, North Korea test fires submarine-launched ballistic missile http://abcn.ws/1U9ITZW
At least 35,000 protest in Hanover a day before Obama visits Germany to promote TTIP http://read.bi/24aKC3O
DETAILS: Multiple casualties, missing reported after explosion in France http://on.rt.com/7awa
*Iran to Resume Oil Exports to South Africa Post Sanctions: Shana. *Iran supplied 40% of South Africa’s oil needs before sanctions
As per Transport Min Dobrindt emissions irregularities in 16 brands, including Audi, Porsche, Daimler and Opel.
Rousseff will ask the Mercosur trade bloc to suspend Brazil’s membership in case of her impeachment - La Jornada