EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Despite increasing discord between the European Union and Turkey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel lauded Ankara's commitment to deal with the Syrian refugee crisis and said her weekend trip to the Turkish-Syrian border will be used to raise all contentious issues between the two sides.
A fast-moving storm system brought more rain to the Houston area on Thursday after a torrential drenching this week led to floods that left eight people dead, deluged neighborhoods and caused major damage in America's fourth most populous city. The storms are expected to drop as much as 2 inches (5 cm) of rain in the Houston area on Thursday, adding to the vast pools of standing water in the low-lying city, forecasters said. In other parts of the region, an evacuation was ordered for parts of the city of Wharton, about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of Houston, due to flooding along the Colorado River caused by storms upstream earlier this week.
Banks retweeted a Soundcloud link to the track tagged "Rihanna demo snippet" and said: "You wanna hear one of the songs I did for, what's this bitch, antioxidant?" - a term she's used in the past to seemingly referring to Rihanna's "ANTI". According to Pitchfork, Banks also said that her video for "The Big Big Beat" and a wider release of Slay-Z have been delayed due to a new distribution deal she is about to sign.