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US suspends metals tariffs for EU, 6 other economies

US President Donald Trump approved Thursday the suspension of much-criticized tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union and six other economies, according to the White House.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/23 13:42:24

Over 140,000 electric cars registered in Norway

A total of 142,490 electric cars were registered in Norway at the beginning of 2018, an increase of over 40 percent from the previous year, the country's statistics bureau said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/23 7:59:23

Russian PM signs decree to create first Arctic Advanced Development Territories

The first Arctic Advanced Development Territories (ADT) will be created in the single-industry town of Onega in the Arkhangelsk region of Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/23 7:58:58

Erdogan, Trump discuss bilateral, regional issues by phone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump have discussed bilateral and regional issues over the phone, Turkish Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/23 7:58:39

F-16 jet crashes in central Turkey, 1 soldier killed

A F-16 fighter jet crashed Thursday in Turkey's central province of Nevsehir, killing one Turkish soldier.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/23 7:52:08

Hundreds of thousands march against Macron's reforms

Hundreds of thousands of civil servants stopped working to show their anger at French President Emmanuel Macron's reforms, which he said were necessary to restore France's power at home and abroad.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/23 7:51:52

May, Merkel, Macron close ranks against Russia in spy poisoning row

Waving the rallying flag, leaders of Britain, Germany and France on Thursday pointed their fingers at Russia, again, for the poisoning of a former spy on British soil, in which Moscow has denied any involvement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/23 7:36:18

EU leaders say "highly likely" Russia responsible for ex-spy poisoning: Tusk

Following a time-consuming dinner discussion, leaders of the European Union(EU)on Thursday gave credence to Britain's allegation that "highly likely" Russia is responsible for the poisoning of a former spy on British soil, in which Moscow has denied any involvement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/23 7:35:02

Loud demands

French railway workers hold banners and flares during a demonstration to protest the French government's string of reforms on Thursday in Paris. Seven trade unions have called on public sector workers to strike, including school and hospital staff, government workers and air traffic controllers.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/22 23:08:40

Britain's May seeks EU backing on spy attack

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday sought to unite EU leaders in condemnation of Moscow over the poisoning of a former Russian spy, but she faces resistance from states keen to protect their Kremlin ties.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/22 23:08:40

Sarkozy blasts 'lack of evidence' for charges

French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy blasted what he said was a lack of evidence for corruption charges against him over claims the late Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi funded his 2007 election campaign, in his court statement published Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/22 23:08:40

Love at first shot

Police officers Taha Yasin Gul and Ceren Ekici walk hand in hand to their marriage ceremony through colleagues' shields during their wedding in Antalya, Turkey on Wednesday. A bullet accidentally fired from Taha Yasin Gul's gun hit Ceren Ekici's head 10 months ago.
Source: IC | 2018/3/22 22:23:40

Keeping them neat

Czech zookeepers give a pedicure to a 40-year-old Indian elephant named Shanti at the Prague zoo, Czech Republic on Wednesday. Zookeepers give pedicures to the elephants about four times a year. The pedicure takes several hours, and the zookeepers use several instruments for the treatment, including a grinding machine.
Source: IC | 2018/3/22 22:13:41

Sarkozy placed under formal investigation in suspected Libyan fund: report

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday on suspected funds of Libyan origin, a local newspaper reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 9:50:36

Bill to hold referendum on abortion law passed in Ireland

A bill tabled by the Irish government to hold a referendum on the repeal of the country's anti-abortion law was passed here on Wednesday night, reported local media RTE.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 9:49:04

Top DPRK leader congratulates Putin on re-election as Russian president

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has sent a congratulatory message to Vladimir Putin on his re-election as Russian president, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 9:48:08

Merkel calls for stronger EU cooperation in foreign affairs, defense

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called for unity in the European Union (EU) in the future, especially in defense and foreign affairs.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 9:14:39

Location for Putin-Trump meeting undecided: Kremlin

No decision has been made so far on the date and place for a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump, the Kremlin said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 9:11:43