Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, March 7, 2016

Ai Takagi (left) and Yang Kaiheng arriving at the State Courts for a pre-trial conference for their sedition case, on May 18, 2015.
Ai Takagi (left) and Yang Kaiheng arriving at the State Courts for a pre-trial conference for their sedition case, on May 18, 2015.PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Monday, March 7, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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TRS duo in court to face sedition charges

The trial for sedition against the duo behind The Real Singapore (TRS) socio-political website begins on Monday (March 7) at the State Courts. Yang Kaiheng, 26, and Ai Takagi, 22, were charged with seven counts of sedition for articles published between October 2013 and February 2015 that allegedly promoted ill-will and hostility between different races or classes in Singapore. - RACHEL AU-YONG

EU to push Turkey to take back economic migrants


A dinghy full of refugees and migrants is towed by a Turkish Coast Guard boat (not seen) in Turkish territorial waters in the North Aegean Sea on Feb 28, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

European leaders are expected to push Turkey at a summit on Monday (March 7) to press Ankara to take back more economic migrants from Greece. With a fresh surge of migrants expected in the warmer spring weather, the European Union’s 28 leaders are also expected to demand that Turkey reduce the flow of people across the Aegean Sea. Turkey is the launch pad for most of the more than one million refugees and migrants who have come to the continent since early 2015.

Expectations of Europe stimulus


European Union flags fly in front of the European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. PHOTO: REUTERS

With much attention on slowing China, another major market with an uncertain economic outlook - the European Union - will be back in the spotlight later this week. The European Central Bank is expected to unveil fresh stimulus measures on Thursday (March 10), taking interest rates even further below zero and stepping up an asset-buying programme.