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Chinese Lunar New Year celebrated in Netherlands

An artist performs to celebrate Chinese Spring Festival in the city hall of the Hague, the Netherlands, Feb. 17, 2018. Chinese and Dutch people celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year in the Hague on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 16:10:46

Juncker urges to simplify EU defense, security policy decision-making process

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Saturday urged to simplify processes of decision-making in the European Union (EU) defense and security policy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 9:49:30

Britain's UKIP leader loses no-confidence vote

Henry Bolton, leader of the British political party UKIP, was fired Saturday after losing a vote of no confidence at a special meeting of members in Birmingham.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 9:03:57

Lithuania's free spirit not to be "stifled": president

Lithuania is growing stronger and its people are fully committed to the country's freedom whose spirit "will not be stifled by self-restraints or outsider demands," Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/17 14:49:27

Macron pledges more efforts for well-being of Asian community in France

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday pledged to step up efforts for the well-being of the entire Asian community in France.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/17 12:44:50

Ship of Russia's Pacific Fleet catches fire, no casualties reported

A fire broke out on board a large anti-submarine ship of the Pacific Fleet here, local media reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 14:03:13

Two Belarusian ministers dismissed for failing to fight against corruption

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko dismissed the Forestry Minister Mikhail Amelyanovich and the Sports and Tourism Minister Alexander Shamko, the press service of the head of state said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:44:15

PM May intervenes in Northern Ireland deadlock

Prime Minister Theresa May spoke Thursday night with the leaders of the two main political parties in Northern Ireland following the collapse of talks aimed at restoring self-rule to the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:39:06

Moscow confirms 5 Russians killed in US-led coalition's strike in Syria

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday that five Russian nationals were preliminarily confirmed to have been killed in Syria in clashes with the US-led coalition last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:26:22

Kremlin rejects UK accusations of cyber attack

The Kremlin on Thursday flatly rejected accusations by the British Foreign Office that the Russian government was behind the NotPetya cyber attack of June 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:25:14

Husband of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark dies at 83

Denmark's Prince Henrik, the husband of Queen Margrethe II, died on late Tuesday night, the palace announced early Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 13:45:23

Dutch PM Rutte survives no-confidence vote after FM steps down

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday survived a vote of no confidence in Dutch parliament after Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra stepped down for lying about a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:55:30

Martin Schulz resigns as German SPD chief

German Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz announced Tuesday to resign with immediate effect as Party chairman.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:46:29

UK police investigate after packet containing 'white powder' found in Parliament

A suspicious package delivered to an office in the Houses of Parliament contained "non-harmful" white powder, British police has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:45:46

Dutch FM steps down for lying about meeting with Putin

Dutch foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra resigned on Tuesday over lying about a 2006 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, ahead of a debate on his position in the Dutch lower house of parliament.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:13:10

EU eyes attracting growing number of Chinese visitors

The European Union officials on Tuesday called for efforts to bring growing numbers of Chinese visitors to EU countries to boost local economic growth.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:12:16

Russian plane crash may be caused by avionics' icing: aviation committee

The crash of a Russian airplane resulting in the death of 71 people on board could have been caused by the icing of its avionics, the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) said in a statement Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:10:56

Moscow plane crash may have been caused by iced speed probes

Russian experts probing the weekend plane crash outside Moscow which killed 71 people said the accident may have been caused by ice on speed probes which led to faulty information on the craft's airspeed.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 23:03:40