Merkel let in refugees ‘to avoid border clashes that would look bad on TV,’ claims insider book

‘Driven by Events: Merkel’s Refugee Policy’ by Robin Alexander, a journalist with Die Welt, was published this week. It claims that as late as September 2015, the peak of the migrant influx into Europe, the German chancellor had still not formulated a policy.

Extreme artist braves shark-infested waters to pay homage to Spanish wingsuit pioneer (VIDEO)

At 11am local time, Markus descended into the shark tank and began to paint the first of two such tributes to one of his lifelong heroes. “The idea of doing the homage to Alvaro Bulto, is because I am an extreme artist and he was an extreme sportsman, so we are very linked in the subject of experiences and actions,” he told Ruptly TV.

For Brazil’s Zika Families, a Life of Struggle and Scares

Fluffy clouds fluttered over Maria Farinha Beach one Sunday morning and vendors traipsed through the coconut palms selling quail eggs. The clay-colored sand was soft, and Ms. Vieira brushed Daniel’s hand through it, trying to awaken his sense of touch, supporting his stiff torso while his head slumped forward.