EU rejects refugee relocation challenge
LUXEMBOURG • The top European Union court's adviser yesterday dismissed a challenge brought by Slovakia and Hungary against the obligatory relocation of refugees across the bloc, dealing a blow to the easterners' migration battles that have upset their EU peers.
The two states - backed by their neighbour Poland - wanted the court to annul a 2015 EU scheme to have each member state host a number of refugees to help ease pressure on Greece and Italy, struggling with mass arrivals across the Mediterranean.
Swiss police nab chainsaw attacker
SCHAFFHAUSEN (Switzerland) • Swiss police have arrested a 50-year-old man a day after he stormed into an insurance office wielding a chainsaw and wounded two staff members.
The suspect was arrested in Thalwil, a town about 60km from Schaffhausen.