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ON THE LINE: The Asia Pivoti
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August 29, 2014 3:00 AM
The United States says it wants to "re-balance" foreign relations with Asia, elevating the region's geo-political importance. The Administration says economics are the key to closer relations, but could military tensions get in the way? "The Asia Pivot", next ON THE LINE.

ON THE LINE: The Asia Pivot

Published August 28, 2014

The United States says it wants to "re-balance" foreign relations with Asia, elevating the region's geo-political importance. The Administration says economics are the key to closer relations, but could military tensions get in the way? "The Asia Pivot", next ON THE LINE.

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#Refugees
Britain, France and Germany will attend an urgent meeting of European Union, set for September 14th, to address the flood of refugees into Europe.  Labeling the situation as "exceptional," EU ministers will discuss better ways to process refugees in Italy and Greece, the main landing points for some 322,000 people who have crossed the Mediterranean this year. On this week’s HashtagVOA, Cal Perry talks with people on the frontlines of this humanitarian crisis. 
GUESTS
Babar Baloch: Spokesperson, UN High Commissioner for Refugees [Budapest, Hungary]
Kirk Day: Field Director, International Rescue Committee [Lesbos, Greece]  
Jelena Milic: Director, Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies [Belgrade, Serbia]