Germany’s interior minister says his bitter dispute with Chancellor Angela Merkel over migration is history, suggesting that the government is on course to reduce support for the far-right Alternative for Germany party.
He skipped a Cabinet meeting to attend a horse race and took a dip in a Tuscan villa’s swimming pool to show he didn’t fear the Mafia. He leads the junior party in Italy’s populist coalition government, but he acts like he’s the one running the country.
With laughter and hugs, the leaders of longtime rivals Ethiopia and Eritrea met for the first time in nearly two decades Sunday amid a rapid and dramatic diplomatic thaw aimed at ending one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts.
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