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Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a Christian conservative, will announce on Wednesday that he will make another run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 after a failed attempt in 2012, according to ABC News. Santorum, a senator from 1995 to 2007, will make the announcement near his childhood home in Cabot, Pennsylvania, later in the day. A representative for Santorum was not immediately available to comment on the report.
The EU on Wednesday asked its member states to admit 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea landing in Italy and Greece, which have been overstretched by an influx of migrants. The emergency proposal, which comes atop another one to resettle in member states some 20,000 Syrian refugees, is in response to a surge in migrants making the dangerous crossing over the Mediterranean. Both Rome and Athens, which are struggling with the wave of migrants, appealed to the 26 other EU states to share the burden.