What's Next: Aug 27, 2015

A migrant reacts as she disembarks from the Eleftherios Venizelos passenger ship at the port of Piraeus near Athens, Greece, on Aug 26, 2015.
A migrant reacts as she disembarks from the Eleftherios Venizelos passenger ship at the port of Piraeus near Athens, Greece, on Aug 26, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

Migrant crisis to dominate summit

Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II is set to dominate a summit of leaders from the western Balkans today in Vienna that will also be attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose country expects to take in a record 800,000 migrants this year. The western Balkans has now become one of the main routes into the European Union for people desperately leaving the Middle East, Asia and Africa.


S'pore event to mark end of WWII

The Japanese occupation of Singapore and World War II came to an end 70 years ago, after the Japanese waved the white flag. The National Heritage Board and its partners are holding a commemorative event today to mark this milestone in the country's history. The event will honour those who fell in the war, as well as those who survived and helped build the Republic.


Petrochemical giant's $320m plant

Petrochemical giant Lanxess will hold the official inauguration of its Nd-BR plant on Jurong Island today. The €200 million (S$320 million) state-of-the-art plant - the second of two investments here by the German group - is slated to produce an estimated 140,000 tonnes of high-performance synthetic rubber per year to serve customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang is the guest of honour at the inauguration.

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