Tuesday, February 27

Day: September 15, 2015

Australia swears in new Prime Minister Turnbull
Australia, ENGLISH

Australia swears in new Prime Minister Turnbull

    Multi-millionaire former banker Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as prime minister of Australia on Tuesday, just hours after masterminding a coup against conservative leader Tony Abbott, and pledging a new style of leadership. Turnbull is the country's fourth prime minister in just over two years, a recent Australian polit-ical tradition the deposed Abbott slammed as a "revolving door" that was not good for the country. "This is the most exciting time to be an Australian," Turnbull told reporters in the capital be-fore taking the oath. "This is a turn of events I did not expect, I have to tell you, but it's one that I'm privileged to undertake, and one that I'm certainly up to." Turnbull, a suave former lawyer, has pledged to run a consultative government, in contrast to Abb...
As Migrant Crisis Grows, Border Free Europe Unravels
ENGLISH, Europe

As Migrant Crisis Grows, Border Free Europe Unravels

    Two decades of frontier-free travel across Europe unraveled on Monday as countries re-established border controls in the face of an unprecedented influx of migrants, which broke the record for the most arrivals by land in a single day. Germany's surprise decision to restore border controls on Sunday had a swift domino effect, prompting neighbors to impose checks at their own frontiers as thousands of refugees pressed north and west across the continent while Hungary sealed the main informal border crossing point into the European Union. A majority of EU interior ministers, meeting in Brussels, agreed in principle to share out 120,000 asylum seekers on top of some 40,000 distributed on a voluntary basis so far, EU president Luxembourg said. But details of the deal, to be fo...