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Ideas for ending EU’s migration deadlock

BRUSSELS: EU countries are floating new ideas to further curb migrant arrivals and overcome splits over how to share responsibility for those who land on Europe’s shores. The following are some of the proposals being debated: Stemming migration flows The one and only thing on which EU countries agree is the need to reduce the number of people risking their lives at sea to reach Europe. In 2016, the bloc reached a multi-billion-euro deal with Turkey to take back migrants who cross by boat to Greece. From an estimated…

Padukone says India ‘long way’ from ending mental illness stigma

NEW DELHI: Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone called on Friday for bolder efforts by Indians to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. “We have a long way to go,” said the actress, who went public about her struggle with depression in 2015 and won praise for her campaign to spark public discourse on mental health in a country that has traditionally considered such illnesses taboo. The 32-year-old, who starred in the hits “Padmaavat” and “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” opposite Vin Diesel, founded the Live Laugh Love…