German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who on Monday starts a tour of several Arab states, called for a “serious dialogue” to end the crisis following the de facto blockade of Qatar by its neighbours. “Since many weeks, the brotherly countries and neighbours of the Arabian peninsula have been locked in a conflict that has fuelled concern,” Gabriel said in a statement. “We are worried that the distrust and the disunity could weaken all the parties concerned as well as the entire peninsula,” said Gabriel, who will visit Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
Sources initially told CBS2 that Port Authority K-9 officers received a “positive hit” for explosives in a PATH rail car at the World Trade Center station. But the backpack that was to blame for the evacuation turned out only to contain vitamins and clothing, officials later said.
An unattended package prompted an evacuation at the World Trade Center PATH station Sunday afternoon. (credit: Twitter/@Josh_odgers)
As CBS2’s Brian Conybeare reported, there were scary moments for people inside the busy World Trade Center Oculus, as thousands were forced to evacuate just after 3 p.m. when sources said the bomb-sniffing dog sensed explosives in the bag.
“Went into the mall and I see police just forcing people out of the PATH station like: “Get out! Get out!’” said Will Robertson.
“Military guys came in and said that we had to evacuate, so they were about a few other customers in the store and that I had to just lock up and make sure everything was secure, and pretty much every other store, I do the same thing,” said evacuated employee Matthew Saunds.
The entire building was shut down and cleared out while Port Authority police investigated. Police and National Guard troops guarded the entrances, and people were left stranded on the street – sitting outside and wondering how they would get to their destination.
Akeem Wallace of Flatbush, Brooklyn was going to New Jersey to visit his family, but could not get there and admitted he was “a little” frustrated.
Yolanda Golding lives in London, the target of multiple terrorist attacks recently. She was trying to get into the 9/11 Museum, but even that monument to America’s worst-ever terror attack was temporarily shut down.
“We have to be very careful nowadays,” Golding said. “It’s a scary world, so it could be nothing, or it could be something dangerous. So yeah, you have to take precautions.”
PATH service along the World Trade Center line terminated at Exchange Place in Jersey City while the evacuation was in effect, according to the Port Authority.
British tabloids are going crazy today after pictures were released showing Meeks kissing Topshopheiress Chloe Green on a yacht over the weekend — after which Chloe shared pics of her and Jeremy to her Instagram account in a VERY defiant way.
It’s controversial because Meeks is married, and has been for eight years to his wife Melissa, and yet Green and Meeks don’t seem to care at all to hide their relationship or ever feel bad about it!
In an incredibly defiant move later Saturday night, Chloe posted a couple pictures to her IG account (which appears to have since been deleted!), and writing alongside one (below):
“Just the Beginning… We appreciate all the love and the hate.”
Speaking to The Sun, a source with knowledge of the pair’s illicit affair had this to say about their openly sketchy act together:
“Chloe seems quite taken with Jeremy, and who can blame her? He’s seen as one of the sexiest guys on the celebrity social circuit and has a story or two to tell about his colourful past. Quite what Chloe’s dad and Jeremy’s wife will make of their fling is another matter. Sir Philip [Green, Chloe's father] is very protective and will likely be concerned his daughter is getting close to a married former gangster.”
The biggest question here, of course, is what the hell Jeremy is thinking considering he’s been married for eight years.