Migrant crisis: Greece recalls ambassador from Austria amid EU rifts


Migrants cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the town of Gevgelija on 25 February 2016

It acted after Austria hosted a meeting with Balkan states on the migrant issue, to which Greece was not invited.

Meanwhile, EU and Balkan interior ministers met in Brussels to try to heal rifts over the migrant issue.

Speaking afterwards, the EU’s migration commissioner warned the bloc’s migration system could “completely break down” within weeks.

Dimitris Avramopoulos said member states had until a 7 March summit with Turkey to curb the number of migrants.

“In the next 10 days, we need tangible and clear results on the ground,” he told reporters.

Austria, Serbia and Macedonia have taken their own steps to limit entry to migrants, angering Greece, which fears the controls will cause a bottleneck. The measures also threaten Europe’s Schengen passport-free travel area that spans 26 countries.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35658776

Pop star Pink named UNICEF ambassador in fight to end child hunger


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They found a brilliant way, and a fun way, to get kids here involved and empowered and motivated,” Moore said. “And they are also turning them into global citizens and they get to be hands-on.”

The Grammy-winning singer is a natural role model for a program that encourages physical activity and exercise. Her concerts are full of high energy choreography, including flying through the air on wires over the crowds or spinning from large silk ribbons like a Cirque du Soleil dancer.

In fact, her daughter, Willow, is already following in mom’s footsteps. At home, her daughter plays with a smaller kid-sized version of the silk fabric that she uses to spin around on during concerts.

“I put a silk in her room, so she is spinning nine times out of 10,” Moore said. “It’s kind of amazing.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/pop-star-pink-named-unicef-ambassador-article-1.2450226

Saudi ambassador to UK complains of lack of respect


Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Britain has complained of a lack of “mutual respect” between the two countries and warned of “potentially serious repercussions.”

In an article for the Daily Telegraph on Monday, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz criticized a recent decision to cancel a British government contract to train prison staff in the Gulf State. He said mutual respect was breached when opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn lobbied against the contract, linking it to Saudi Arabia’s rights record.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/saudi-ambassador-to-uk-complains-of-lack-of-respect/2015/10/26/c19e27a4-7c02-11e5-bfb6-65300a5ff562_story.html

SAUDI AMBASSADOR TO UK COMPLAINS OF LACK OF RESPECT


saudis-2 In an article for the Daily Telegraph on Monday, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz criticized a recent decision to cancel a British government contract to train prison staff in the Gulf State. He said mutual respect was breached when opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn lobbied against the contract, linking it to Saudi Arabia’s rights record.

http://www.infowars.com/saudi-ambassador-to-uk-complains-of-lack-of-respect/