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‘Erdogan assassination plot’ suspects go on trial in Turkey

Almost 50 suspects went on trial on Monday accused of plotting to assassinate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a luxury Aegean hotel on the night of the botched July 15 coup.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/20 23:08:40

US vice president reaffirms strong commitment to EU

US Vice President Mike Pence on Monday reaffirmed "strong commitments" to the European Union (EU), in a bid to allay the bloc's doubts on the new US administration's stance towards it.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 22:57:03

New Russian ballistic missiles can penetrate US missile defense: vice premier

The newly-developed ballistic missiles of Russia can penetrate any US missile shield, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said here on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 22:55:07

Irish PM prepares resignation timetable

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny may lay out a timetable for stepping down at a meeting of his ruling Fine Gael party on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/20 22:48:40

Second wave of migrants crosses into Spain’s Ceuta

Some 359 African migrants broke through the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta early on Monday, in a second mass push after about 500 migrants breached the fence on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/20 22:43:39

Angel above Venice

Claudia Marchiori, winner of the 2016 edition of the “Festa delle Marie” beauty contest, performs in the “Flight of the Angel”as the angel of the new Carnival on Sunday in St. Mark’s Square, Venice, Italy. The “Angel” flies from St. Mark’s bell tower to the middle of the square, an event that kicks off the 18-day Venetian Carnival, which this year ends on February 28.
Source: IC | 2017/2/20 22:38:39

Petrol bombs injure 2 cops in Greece

Two policemen were slightly injured on Sunday in a petrol bomb attack at the Greek ruling Radical Left SYRIZA party headquarters by a group of carnival masked persons, according to Greek police.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:48:59

Merkel to visit Algeria to boost economic partnership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to visit Algeria on Monday at the invitation of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, said a statement of the president's office on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:47:46

France slams suspected Russian cyberattacks in election

Suspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are "unacceptable," France's foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 22:43:40

Massive march in Barcelona to demand Spanish govt welcomes refugees

Tens of thousands of people from the platform "Casa Nostra, Casa Vostra" (Our home, Your home) marched through the streets of Barcelona on Saturday, demanding that the Spanish government welcomes refugees into the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 9:50:08

Man killed in Belgian train derailment confirmed to be passenger

The young man killed in a train derailment on Saturday in Leuven, a city east of Belgian capital Brussels, was confirmed to be a passenger, the Leuven prosecutor's office said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 9:46:17

Turkey denies accusations of imams spying in Germany

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Saturday that no member of Turkish Religious Affairs (Diyanet) and the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB) is a spy and their duty is not to spy on people, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 8:59:45

Norway's PM urges US to provide more development aid

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said the United States does not contribute enough to development aid globally, newspaper VG reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 8:57:43

Eastern Ukrainian residents allowed to enter Russia visa-free

Residents in eastern Ukraine with valid identification documents are allowed to enter Russia without visa starting Saturday, the Kremlin announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 8:56:34

Danish tourist dies of balloon accident in Turkey's Cappadocia

One Danish tourist died after falling off the balloon in Cappadocia of central Turkey on Saturday, local Dogan News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 8:54:48

Russian CEO says Moody's underestimates positive trends in Russian economy

Russian Direct Investment Fund CEO Kirill Dmitriev said Saturday that Moody's upgrade of the outlook on the Russian government bond is "positive," but its rating on the Russian assets is still "politicized."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 8:51:09

Train derailment in Belgium kills 1, injures 27

A passenger train derailed on Saturday at a place close to Leuven railway station, killing one and injuring 27, according to media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 8:24:35

Shooting in Paris suburbs leaves three wounded, one in critical situation: report

Three men were injured during a shooting overnight in Bobigny, Paris northern suburbs in a likely affair related to drug trafficking, a local news channel reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 21:36:10