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EU ministers to hold emergency talks on September 14
August 31, 2015
EU home affairs ministers will hold emergency talks in Brussels on September 14 on the escalating migration crisis in Europe, AFP reports. The government of Luxembourg, which holds the EU’s six-month rotating presidency, said that the meeting is being convened “to assess the situation on the ground, the political actions underway and to discuss the next steps in order to strengthen the European response.” Nearly 340,000 migrants reached EU’s borders in the first seven months of 2015, which is nearly a three-fold increase compared to same period last year. Posted by at Monday, August 31, 2015No comments:
Egypt to hold parliamentary elections in October, November
August 31, 2015 Egypt’s parliamentary elections will be held in two stages, in October and November. Half of the country’s governorate will vote on October 18-19, while the second half will cast their votes on November 22-23 during the ‘second st…
Tokyo rally momentum against Abe’s security billsAUGUST 31, 2015EDIT Tens of thousands of people have gathered in central Tokyo to oppose national security bills in the largest rally so far against the proposed legislation The bill has been welcomed by the US, which is seeking more support from its Asian ally, but was met with disfavor by China and South Korea, which are engaged in territorial disputes with Japan. The Japanese public has consistently opposed the bill, with the latest poll conducted by the Kyodo news agency suggesting that almost 70 percent are against it receiving final approval. The organizers say about 120,000 people gathered near the Diet building on Sunday. The police say 30,000 took part in the rally.In front of the gate of the building, protesters carried placards with the messages “Don’t destroy Article 9” and “We won’t let any children be killed”.
Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto told the crowd it’s encouraging to see that the spirit of the Constitution and the war-…