Slovakia will file a lawsuit by Dec. 18 challenging the European Union's planned quota system that will see 120,000 asylum seekers distributed among member countries, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Sunday. Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania opposed the mandatory quotas for redistributing migrants from Italy and Greece, but were outvoted at a meeting of EU interior ministers in September. Slovakia, which is due take in 802 migrants under the scheme, immediately said it would challenge the decision, arguing it had no power to keep migrants in if they wish to move on to Germany and other richer EU member states.
NONSAN, South Korea (AP) — Many of his students are Kims. So are his fellow teachers, an elementary school alumnus and the owners of restaurants and pubs that he patronizes in his small farming village. Lots of Kims in his neighborhood, too. Such is everyday life for Kim Sun Won, who, obviously, is a Kim too.
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Migrants on the Greek-Macedonian border attacked police with stones Saturday, enraged by the sight of Macedonian authorities erecting a fence along the border and an accident that injured a young Moroccan man.
A group of migrants trying to enter Macedonia pelted the police with stones on Saturday, injuring several officers as the small Balkan country became the latest to build a border fence aimed at checking the flow of newcomers. The interior ministry said 18 police were injured, two of whom were hospitalised, in the protests at the Gevgelija crossing point between Greece and non-EU member Macedonia which came as Macedonian troops began to seal up parts of the border with a 2.5-metre-high (8-foot) fence. Government spokesman Aleksandar Gjorgjev described the situation by mid-afternoon as "calm and stable".