EU foreign ministers to discuss Libya, Japan

The foreign ministers of the 27 European Union member countries will meet in Brussels on Monday to focus on the situations in Libya and Japan.

A military operation against Libya’s strongman Muammar Gaddafi who has ruled the country with an iron fist for more than 40 years began on Saturday, involving the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Canada and other countries. Over 100 cruise missiles were fired.

A new UN Security Council resolution on Libya adopted on Thursday encompasses a no-fly zone and “all necessary measures” against forces loyal to Gaddafi.

Libyan television reported citing military officials that at least 50 civilians were killed and over 150 wounded in military attacks of the coalition forces, adding that many health and education facilities were ruined.

Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant was hit by a number of explosions following a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands on March 11.

Efforts are still underway to try to cool the overheating nuclear cores in the reactors in a bid to prevent nuclear fallout.


BRUSSELS, March 21 (RIA Novosti)

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