EU seeks help to stem migrant flow
BRUSSELS • Leaders of the European Union (EU) aimed to sign an agreement with Turkey in Brussels yesterday that would offer Ankara cash and closer ties with the EU in return for Turkish help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, draft conclusions of the summit showed.
The draft deal made clear the trade-off between Turkey's help in handling the flow of migrants, and the EU offer of cash and restarting stalled talks on EU accession.
Israeli police kill Palestinian assailant
JERUSALEM • Israeli border police killed a Palestinian who stabbed an officer yesterday, a police spokesman said, the latest attack in a two-month wave of violence.
Near a main gate of Jerusalem's walled Old City, the Palestinian stabbed a policeman, before being shot by officers, the spokesman said.
Burkina Faso voters head to the polls
• Voters in Burkina Faso began casting ballots yesterday for a new president and Parliament, hoping to turn the page on a year of turmoil during which the west African nation's people ousted a veteran ruler and repelled a military coup.
Security was tight as some five million voters in the nation of 20 million went to the polls.