Archive for March, 2016

A Syrian Refugee’s Message to the European Union

Thursday, March 31st, 2016:

IDOMENI, Greece — WHEN we first got here we had money to buy a little food. Now it’s gone. We stand in line for hours for a sandwich. My husband told a journalist recently: “People are fed up. Maybe tomorrow they will break down the gate and flood across the border.” The journalist said, “How many weapons do you have?” If we knew how to carry weapons or wanted to carry weapons we would not have fled Syria. We want peace. We are sick of killing. We fled a war, and now the European Union is making war against us, […] Read More →

Lea Salonga, voice of 'Mulan' and Princess Jasmine, to perform at Segerstrom Center

Thursday, March 31st, 2016:

Born and raised in the Philippines, Lea Salonga grew up watching Disney movies and listening to Disney storybook tapes. Never did she imagine, though, that she would grow up to be a real-life, bona fide Disney Princess. Then, after earning a Tony Award for her portrayal of Kim in the Broadway musical “Miss Saigon” in 1991, Salonga landed the career break of a lifetime: to be the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in the 1992 hit Disney film “Aladdin.” Six years later, she got a second chance to live her young girl’s dream as she performed the vocals of Mulan […] Read More →

Turkish president vows to send laywers after those who insult him

Thursday, March 31st, 2016:

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned on Thursday that he will continue to sue critics who insult him in Turkey, where journalists and other critics of the president have been imprisoned. He issued the admonition in Washington, a day before a hearing in Istanbul resumes in the trial of two high-profile Turkish journalists. “I would [thank] each and everyone one of those who criticize me but if they were to insult me, my lawyers will go and file a lawsuit,” Erdogan said at an event on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit. As protesters chanted and waved banners outside, Turkish security personnel […] Read More →

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