European Union leaders appealed for unity in a last-ditch effort to break their deadlock on sharing out refugees by June, telling reluctant eastern states that they could otherwise be outvoted on a dispute that has shaken the bloc’s foundations.
Dutch military police have shot and wounded a man armed with a knife, who burst into their office at Amsterdam’s busy Schiphol airport, police told AFP.
More than two people were killed every week on average this year defending their right to land and resources, with the Philippines recording the highest number of casualties amidst a government crackdown on rural communities, a rights group said.
The winner of Chile’s presidential run-off election tomorrow could be decided by a relatively small group of voters following a surge of left wing enthusiasm in Latin America’s fifth-biggest economy.
The government ignored several warnings from private companies that the complex technology required for a nationwide goods and services tax (GST) to work smoothly was not ready for launch, several people who worked on the project said.
The European Union yesterday agreed to move Brexit talks onto trade and a transition pact but some leaders cautioned that the final year of divorce negotiations before Britain’s exit could be fraught with peril.