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May sends letter to Brussels seeking to delay Brexit until June 30

Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Wednesday she has written to the European Union seeking to delay Britain's departure from the bloc until June 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:27:01

France opposes Brexit delay unless Britain proposes credible solution: FM

France would reject British Prime Minister Theresa May's request for a three -month Brexit delay unless she offered a credible plan over how London will quit the bloc, formally scheduled for March 29, Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:06:56

UK's May to seek short Brexit delay: report

British Prime Minister Theresa May, frustrated with MPs' indecision, will ask Brussels on Wednesday for a short delay to Brexit, the BBC reported, citing a Downing Street official.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/20 22:18:41

Danish MP claims speaker told her to remove baby from parliament

A Danish lawmaker said Tuesday she was ordered to remove her infant daughter from parliament's chamber, sparking surprise in a country often hailed as a pioneer in women's rights.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/20 18:58:42

Kremlin hopes new Ukrainian president to seek peace with Russia

Moscow hopes that the new president of Ukraine will aim to restore peace with Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 9:53:29

Russia interested in preventing arms race: Foreign Ministry

Russia is open to discussing solutions aimed at preventing an arms race while strengthening international security and stability, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 0:47:03

Bulgarians divided on NATO but against leaving it: political analyst

Bulgarians who believe in North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are almost as many as those who do not believe in it, but the society rejects leaving the alliance, a political analyst said here on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 0:43:12

Brexit in crisis as PM May plots a course around speaker's obstruction

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans were in disarray on Tuesday as her government sought to plot a way around the speaker of parliament's ruling that she had to change her twice-defeated divorce deal to put it to a third vote.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/19 22:52:08

Dutch police question 3 suspects over tram attack

Dutch police on Tuesday questioned the Turkish-born suspect in a deadly shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht and two other people arrested in connection with the rampage.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/19 21:43:40

Bomb alert in EU district in Brussels

A firm working for the European commission received a phone call on Tuesday morning at 10.30 am which claimed that a bomb was going to explode, said a spokeswoman for the Brussels-Ixelles police, cited by Belga news agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 21:36:20

UK visas granted to Chinese nationals see 11 percent rise in 2018

China accounted for a massive quarter of all UK visas issued globally last year, representing an 11-percent rise compared with 2017, according to the latest report on Immigration Statistics published by the British Home Office on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 21:20:57

Four people slightly injured in knife attack at Oslo school

Four school employees were slightly injured Tuesday after a student threatened a teacher with a knife at a primary school in Norway's capital city, public broadcaster NRK reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 19:38:35

France expresses solidarity with Netherlands to combat "all forms of fanaticism"

France is determined to fight alongside the Netherlands to curb extremism in the wake of a "heinous act" that killed several victims in the Dutch city of Utrecht, the country's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a statement on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 19:37:37

Cancer deaths falling for half decade in European Union: study

The death rate from cancer has been falling for half a decade in the European Union, ­researchers said Tuesday, although the overall number is expected to rise to 1.4 million this year due to an expanding population.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/19 19:03:41

Boeing 737-800 Makes Emergency Landing in Russia, Engine Trouble Possible

A Boeing 737-800 aircraft made an emergency landing in the northwest of Russia, in the city of Syktyvkar on Friday. The regional transport office of the Russian Investigative Committee is looking into the incident, which may have involved engine failure, a representative of the committee told Sputnik.
Source: | 2019/3/19 18:18:29

Russia Could Be World's Largest Natural Gas Producer – Shell CEO

Russia could become the largest natural gas producer in the world, Ben van Beurden, the CEO of Shell, wrote in an article for RIA Novosti.
Source: | 2019/3/19 18:16:45

Russian Scientists Develop Unique Material for Next-Generation Nuclear Reactors

Materials science specialists from the National University of Science and Technology MISIS (NUST MISIS), have developed a unique three-layer steel-vanadium-steel material that can withstand temperatures of up to 700 degrees Celsius for prolonged periods, as well as high radiation levels, mechanical stress and aggressive chemicals.
Source: | 2019/3/19 18:11:34

Putin signs laws on curbing fake and offensive news

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed into law two set of bills aimed to ban and punish the spread of fake news that pose security risks and news that contain offensive information.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 10:54:35