BRUSSELS, March 7 (Xinhua) -- The leaders from European Union (EU) member states will look at economy, security, migration and the situation in the Western Balkans in their spring summit, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday.

According to leaked council draft conclusions, the bloc will "reiterate its determination to deliver on all the elements of the Malta Declaration."

The declaration adopted at last month's informal summit in Malta focused on measures to stem the flow of migration from Libya to Italy.

According to Tusk, one of the key summit objectives will be on jobs, growth and competitiveness while the benefits of "widely and fairly" spread economic growth will also be stressed.

"The deepening of the Single Market and a robust trade policy are two avenues to help us achieve those goals. At the same time, we also need to avoid the creation of new barriers, both in Europe and on the global stage," Tusk said.

The draft conclusion called for a speedy implementation of the just-approved EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), stressing trade remained one of the "most powerful" engines for growth.

Besides, the president of the European Central Bank is also invited to share with national leaders his observations on the EU and euro area economies.

Given growing concern over recent developments in the Western Balkans, the leaders will discuss the bloc's engagement in the region. "The EU will remain engaged in the Western Balkans and stand by its commitments," Tusk said.

Meanwhile, the leaders will also look at how to sustain the momentum of reinforcing Europe's security and defense, Tusk said.

"Europe must do more to protect its citizens and maintain stability in the neighborhood and beyond, including by committing sufficient additional resources," said the draft document.

This has been taken as an indirect reference to U.S. President Donald Trump's call for all NATO members to pay their "fair share" on the cost of collective defense.

The leaders from 27 EU member sates will meet again on Friday to prepare for the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, as British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is expected to trigger Article 50 to start Brexit talks later this month, will not attend.

European Commission's Future of Europe White Paper, unveiled last week by its President Jean-Claude Juncker, will be debated as national leaders need to find a common position for the future direction of the European project ahead of the Rome summit.

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have stressed the need to continue focusing on an "ambitious EU" whereas some decried the EU's current direction and track record.

British MEP Syed Kamall, leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists group in the European Parliament, said "Recent referendum results in the UK, Netherlands, Italy, Hungary and Denmark have shown a loss of faith in the EU."

"The main objective must be to reconnect the EU to people and make it worthy of their trust by being more respectful to its member states, focused on where it can add value," he added.

NEW DELHI Cheap Nike Air Max 2017 Outlet , Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- A 15-year-old girl's hand was chopped off allegedly by her stalker in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said Thursday.

The victim told police that her stalker chased her and subsequently chopped off her right hand with a sword.

The incident took place in Lakhimpur district about Cheap Nike Air Max Outlet , 130 km north of Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh.

"We have arrested 19-year-old person namely Rohit in connection with an attack on a minor girl Cheap Air Max Vapormax Outlet ," a police official said. "The victim has been admitted in medical college hospital in Lucknow."

Police said the victim in her statement told Rohit, has been stalking her for the last few days.

"The girl has been rebuffing his advances and in rage he attacked the girl Cheap Air Max 2018 Outlet , chopping off her right hand," the police official said.

"Following the attack people present around overpowered him before he could make any further attacks. The crowd thrashed the accused and handed him over to police."

In March this year local government deployed anti- Romeo squads to check to eve-teasing incidents across the state and instil a sense of security among women.

Sexual attacks on women and girls in India puts a question mark on their safety and efficiency of police force in the country.

In Dec. 2002 a fatal gang-rape of a medical student in New Delhi brought spotlight on crimes against women in India.

The incident saw huge protests and resulted in new anti-rape laws in the country. However Cheap Air Max 2017 Outlet , brutal sexual attacks against women continue to be reported across India.

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BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC)'s top disciplinary agency on Wednesday named and shamed officials in eight cases of violations as part of a major anti-decadence campaign.

The CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) released the names of over 10 officials involved in embezzlement of public funds, use of public funds for banquets and private tours, accepting bribes, and falsifying invoices, among other violations.

Punishments for those on the list include warnings, demotions, and expulsion from the CPC or public office.

In one case, Xia Xinghua, former vice director of the Ci.