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Christmas is coming

A crane lifts a Christmas tree which arrived on a truck from Poland on Thursday in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. This year’s Christmas tree is a giant, 28-meter-high red fir given by the archdiocese of Elk, Poland. It will be inaugurated on December 7. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/23 22:43:39

Paris turns on world’ s only art particle accelerator

The world's only particle accelerator dedicated to art was switched on at the Louvre in Paris Thursday to help experts analyze ancient and precious works of art.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/23 22:43:39

Serbian Parliament Speaker to visit China

Serbian National Assembly Speaker Maja Gojkovic will visit China from Nov. 25 to Dec. 1, at the invitation of China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 20:32:25

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to accelerate Syrian peace process

The presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed on Wednesday to continue their joint efforts to facilitate the possible transition to a political settlement in Syria and restore peace and stability in the war-torn country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 9:20:56

Turkey to obtain first Russian S-400 missile system in 2019

The first Russian S-400 missile system is planned to be delivered to Turkey in 2019, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 8:12:34

President Putin says breakdown of Syria prevented, political settlement on agenda

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the breakdown of Syria has been prevented, and that a new stage has been reached for the possible transition to a political settlement in the war-torn country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 8:06:39

Syria speaks high of Russian role in resolving crisis

Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said Wednesday that the visit of President Bashar al-Assad to Russia signals Russia's support to Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 8:04:57

British budget labeled "cautious"

The autumn budget from British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond was labeled "cautious" by experts.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 8:04:40

Joint plaintiff in NSU trial accuses German authorities of hampering investigation

A joint plaintiff in the ongoing National Socialist Underground (NSU) has accused German authorities of hampering investigations into the right-wing extreme terrorist organization on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 8:04:23

Turkey military dismisses 8,570 personnel since coup attempt

A total of 8,570 Gulen-linked personnel have been dismissed from the Turkish military since last year's defeated coup attempt, Turkey's Defense Minister said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 8:03:21

Italians keep watchful eye on Berlusconi's public office ban

Italians on Wednesday followed with high interest the first hearing of a European court discussing former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's public office ban.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 8:03:08

Denmark's Social Democrats wins big in local elections

Denmark's opposition Social Democrats party has made big gains in Tuesday's local elections, official data showed on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 8:02:49

Mladic gets life for Bosnia genocide

UN judges Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/22 22:43:39

Egypt detains 29 people suspected of spying for Turkey

The Egyptian prosecution ordered on Wednesday the detention of 29 people over charges of spying for Turkey against the Egyptian national interests, official MENA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 20:08:45

Putin discusses Syrian issues with Saudi, Egyptian, Israeli leaders by phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed recent developments in Syria with Saudi Arabian, Egyptian, Israeli leaders respectively, the Kremlin press service said Tuesday in statements.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 11:26:04

British Chancellor between a rock and a hard place in latest budget

British economic growth has been held back by the uncertainties of Brexit, but it is a more profound fault with the economy that looks set to make things difficult for the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond when he delivers his "budget" on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 10:17:36

Annual int'l charity Bazaar held in Geneva

People visit a charity Bazaar at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 21, 2017. The United Nations Women's Guild (UNWG) organized the annual international charity Bazaar on Tuesday to raise funds for disadvantaged children around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 9:07:36

Serbia, Russia continue to boost friendship-based cooperation: Russian official

Serbia and Russia are willing to continue mutual political support and expand economic cooperation, visiting Chairwoman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko said in a joint conference with President Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:26:08