Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has threatened to reinstate border checks against Germany as Mother Merkel's German government finds itself increasingly fractured domestically and isolated internationally (archived).
South Korean coach Shin Tae-yong admited that during low stakes games before the World Cup he had a number of his players switch uniform numbers in order to thwart scouting efforts by competitors (archived). The coach cited Western white folk's inability to "distinguish between Asians" as cause to believe in the effectiveness of the tactic.
German interior minister Horst Seehofer has decided not to participate in an "Integration Summit" hosted by Mother Merkel in a growing internal dispute over Germany's border policies (archived). Seehofer has opposed Mother Merkel's demand that no migrants be denied entry to Germany, even if the migrants are caught in the act of entering illegally. Meanwhile Merkel is calling for a unified approach to the Migrant problem, chastizing the rest of the continent that:
Italy did not feel it was receiving sufficient support from other European Union states. (archived)
Earlier this week the new Italian Interior Minister closed all of the country's ports to a human trafficking vessel which intended to ferry more than 600 African clients from Libyan waters to Italy. Spain eventually decided to extend the vessel an invitation to offload its human cargo.
The "Visa" payment card network is down for users in the European Union and United Kingdom (archived).
Italian populist parties managed to find a finance minister capable of salvaging their effort at forming a coalition government after the Italian President sabotaged their earlier efforts (archived). After Italian and international fiat markets suffered this week in the wake of President Sergio Mattarella's affront to their democracy, the puppet former IMF head Mattarella appointed as interim Prime Minister happily resigned his mandate when Five Star and the League found an anti-Euro finance minister who hadn't actually proposed leaving the Eurozone in public yet.
Italian President President Sergio Mattarella faces the threat of impeachment after sabotaging a coalition government negociated between the Five Star Movement and The League. Mattarella vetoed the appointment of Euroskeptic Paolo Savona as finance minister even though Euroskepticism was the driving force behind the populist electoral victory (archived). In defense of this affront to Italian Democracy Mattarella offered:
"I asked for… an authoritative person from the parliamentary majority who is consistent with the government programme… who isn't seen as a supporter of a line that could probably, or even inevitably, provoke Italy's exit from the euro"
How much more suffering under Mother Merkel's Fourth Reich will Italians tolerate?
German daily newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung ran this rather credible cartoon featuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a sterotypical Jew in drag, following in a long German tradition of caricaturing Jews in drawings. However, uproar alleging anti-semitism over a German newspaper publishing a Jewish caricature lead the newspaper to fire 85 year old cartoonist Dieter Hanitzsch.
The editorial staff that published the cartoon for print distribution however apologized profusely while throwing the elderly cartoonist Dieter under the boxcars.
More than a month after election returns came in, the victorious Five Star Movement and The League are nearing a deal to enter into a governing coalition (archived). According to rumours the deal will include support for the Five Star Movement's socialist "citizen's income" and lower retirement age along with The League's proposed income tax cuts. Leaders of both parties however appear to find these concession to each other worthwhile in order to cement their shared vision of sending one huge "Fuck You" to the EU and Mother Merkel.
Police in Germany have captured the 89 year old Grandmother and political dissent whom Mother Merkel's courts had sentenced to spend the rest of her effective life in prison (archived). The International Auschwitz Committee's hopes have indeed been realized as this octagenarian either dies in prison or is released as a nonagenarian.
Today in the South London district of Brixton a woman was sprayed with corrosive liquid on a crowded bus and later doused nude, with water, by firefighters in the street (archived). Meanwhile on Sunday three men were injured in a single East London acid attack (archived). Unknown in England before the 21st century, corrosive liquid assaults are swiftly becoming one of the most dominant kinds of assault on the Airstrip.