World Briefs: German Greens reject 'safe country' measure

German Greens reject 'safe country' measure

BERLIN • Germany's Upper House of Parliament has delayed a decision on labelling three North African nations as "safe countries of origin" after the Greens torpedoed the move aimed at curbing the influx of migrants.

Conferring the status of "safe countries" would mean that nationals from Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria would have little chance of winning asylum. But the Greens rejected the measure, arguing that the human rights situation in the three countries was poor.


Disney resort to erect alligator warning signs

ORLANDO • Florida's Walt Disney World plans to put up signs warning of the danger of alligators following the death of a toddler snatched from the shore of a resort lake.

Walt Disney World Resort is reviewing all "processes and protocols", vice-president Jacquee Wahler said. "This includes the number, placement and wording of our signage and warnings."

The signs will now explicitly warn of the danger of alligators, US media reported.


Rape victim convicted of adultery leaves Qatar

THE HAGUE • A Dutch woman convicted of adultery in Qatar after she reported being raped has returned home.

The 22-year-old, known only as Laura, flew out of Doha on Wednesday night, the Dutch foreign ministry said. A court in Doha handed the woman a one-year suspended prison sentence on Monday. Court officials said at the time that she would be deported after paying a fine of 3,000 Qatari riyals (S$1,112).


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 18, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe