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1st anniv. of Brussels terrorist attacks marked in Belgium

Relatives of victims attend a commemorative event on the first anniversary of the Brussels terrorist attacks at Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2017. On the same day in 2016 a total of 31 people were killed and hundreds of others injured in terrorist attacks on the Brussel Airport and the Maalbeek Metro station for which the Islamic State (IS) later had claimed responsibility.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 8:24:18

Moscow expects direct dialogue at intra-Syrian talks in Geneva: Russian FM

Moscow expects ample participation of all parties of the Syrian conflict in the intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, and hopes they will be able to maintain direct dialogue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:39:07

"Multi-speed Europe" realistic scenario for EU: experts

"Multi-speed Europe" is the most realistic scenario for the European Union (EU) if the bloc wants to demonstrate the benefits of integration and thus regain citizens' trust in EU institutions, experts told Xinhua in the run-up to the 60th anniversary of the EU's founding treaty.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:29:27

Trump talks with British PM on London attack

The White House said on Wednesday US President Donald Trump spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May after a deadly attack in London killed at least four.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:28:19

Derailed train leaves several injured in Switzerland: police

Luzern cantonal police reported Wednesday that seven people were injured after a train derailed shortly after leaving Luzern's train station in central Switzerland.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:27:49

One year after terror attacks, Belgium has security culture: minister

"If there is a positive evolution in Belgium, it is that we have now far more than before a security culture," a senior Belgian official told Xinhua on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:24:12

British PM gives first reaction following London attack, saying hate, evil won't succeed

Prime Minister Theresa May gave her first public reaction Wednesday night to London's worst terror attacks since 2005, which has so far resulted in the deaths of four victims and injuries to more than 20 others.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:23:38

London alarm

A police officer sets up a cordon outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on Wednesday during an emergency incident in which a police officer was stabbed by an alleged assailant.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/23 0:43:40

One shot, several injured in UK parliament ‘terrorist incident’

A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London on Wednesday, in what police are treating as a terrorist incident.
Source: Agencies | 2017/3/23 0:28:39

London police warns people to avoid city center places

London police warned people to avoid city center areas on Wednesday after a firearm incident outside the Britain parliament.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 0:12:21

Macron’s bid for presidency gathers pace amid scandals

Centrist Emmanuel Macron's bid for power in France gathered pace on Tuesday when he won support from a junior minister in the Socialist government, while the interior minister resigned amid scandal in a new twist to the topsy-turvy presidential campaign.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/23 0:08:39

Several people injured in gunfire outside UK parliament

A police officer was stabbed in the British parliament in central London, leader of the House of Commons David Lidington said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 23:34:20

Welcome sight

Members of the Azeri diaspora in Georgia wearing traditional costumes dance as they celebrate Nowruz in Tbilisi on Tuesday. Nowruz, “The New Year” in Farsi, is an ancient festival marking the first day of spring.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/22 23:08:39

Over 20,000 maritime migrants reach Europe so far this year: report

A total of 20,484 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe so far this year, down from over 160,000 over the same period in 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 8:00:25

Russia to renovate its sole aircraft carrier this year

Russia will start to repair its sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov later in 2017 and arm it with new equipment, a senior navy official said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 7:57:08

First bullying ombudsman hired in Oslo: report

Norway's capital city Oslo became the country's first municipality that has hired a bullying ombudsman and Kjerstin Owren will start in this position on June 1, newspaper Aftenposten reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 7:55:10

Britain orders devices ban on flights from 6 Mideast nations

Britain announced a ban on certain electronic devices being allowed in the cabin on Britain-bound flights from six Middle East countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 7:54:32

French interior minister resigns

French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux announced Tuesday that he has submitted resignation to President Francois Hollande for hiring his daughters as deputy assistant.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 7:54:10