World Briefs: Greece to get funding to tackle migrant influx

Greece to get funding to tackle migrant influx

BRUSSELS • The European Union said yesterday that Greece will receive further emergency funding to tackle a surge in migrant arrivals as the world faces the worst refugee crisis since World War II.

Greece will soon receive a first disbursement of €30 million (S$46.7 million) from a total of €2.4 billion of funding for EU member states to cope with the flood of migrants until 2020, said EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos.


Palestinian on hunger strike falls unconscious

JERUSALEM • A Palestinian detainee in the ninth week of his hunger strike fell unconscious at an Israeli hospital yesterday, in a case that could test Israel's new force-feeding law.

Mohammed Allan, 31, an Islamic jihad activist, began the strike after his detention without trial last November. Barzilai hospital in Ashkelon said his condition was stable.


Attempts to snap Prince George criticised

LONDON • The British royal family criticised paparazzi yesterday for what it called their increasingly dangerous attempts to take photographs of the Queen's two-year-old great-grandson Prince George.

Photographers have followed George and his nanny around London parks, and pursued cars leaving royal homes. Police have also found one hidden in a blacked-out car outside a children's play area visited by the prince, a statement said.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2015, with the headline 'WorldBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe