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British PM says up to EU to respond to Irish border question

British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a defiant message Friday to the European Union over one of the biggest stumbling blocks in the Brexit negotiations, the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/21 9:54:57

UK's May demands new deal from EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday called on the European Union to strike a new deal to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland and demanded Brussels quickly respond to her "white paper" plan to avoid a damaging no-deal Brexit.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/20 23:23:41

Macron under fire as top aide detained

President Emmanuel Macron, trying to curb what has become the most damaging scandal of his presidency, on Friday fired a top security aide who has been taken into custody after videos emerged showing him strike a young man during a demonstration in Paris in May.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/20 23:23:41

The Netherlands and Turkey restore diplomatic relations

The Netherlands and Turkey are restoring mutual diplomatic relations, which means that there will be a Turkish ambassador in The Hague and a Dutch ambassador in Ankara, said Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 22:51:14

Russia opposes US unilateral sanctions on Iran: envoy

Russian President Vladimir Putin regards US unilateral sanctions on Iran as a violation of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Putin's envoy Alexander Lavrentiev said here on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 10:15:25

Pompeo joins rank to reject Putin request to interrogate US citizens

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the newest Trump administration official to reject the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin to question several US citizens, including a former ambassador to Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 9:59:00

British PM tells business leaders in Northern Ireland no hard border under Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Northern Ireland Thursday on a two-day visit to tell political leaders that her Brexit blueprint will deliver the promise of no border with the neighboring Irish Republic.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 9:29:27

UK police identify Novichok suspects

British police believe that they have identified the suspects who carried out the Novichok nerve agent attack on a former Moscow double agent and his daughter and that they are Russian, the British domestic news agency Press Association (PA) reported Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/19 22:38:43

Macron under fire after aide filmed beating on protester

French President Emmanuel Macron came under fire on Thursday after his office suspended one of his aides who was caught on camera striking a May Day protester, but did not inform law enforcement authorities.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/19 22:23:40

Spanish judge drops international arrest warrants for Puigdemont

A Spanish judge on Thursday dropped European and international arrest warrants for deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and other separatist leaders who fled abroad, the Supreme Court said, which means they no longer face extradition.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/19 22:23:40

France closes in on phone ban in schools in September

French lawmakers have secured a deal on a bill that would outlaw the use of mobile phones in schools starting in September, one of Emmanuel Macron's pledges during last year's presidential campaign.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/19 22:08:41

EU warns it will retaliate if US imposes auto tariffs

The European Union will retaliate if US President Donald Trump imposes "disastrous" tariffs on automobiles, EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom warned Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/19 21:53:40

Paul Pogba Grabs Media Spotlight Amid Transfer Rumors: Top 5 Moments

The French star, well known for his playful behavior in public and for liking social media attention, has stolen the show yet another time amid reports about his desire to follow Cristiano Ronaldo and join Italian giant Juventus.
Source: | 2018/7/19 18:11:11

Google Vows to Appeal EU's Record $5Bln Fine in Android Case

The European Commission has decided to fine Google for 4.34 billion euro ($5.04 billion) over "illegal restrictions on the use of Android," European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said Wednesday.
Source: | 2018/7/19 17:49:58

French Trade Mission May Reportedly Return to Russia With Another Organization

The French trade and investment mission in Russia, which shut down earlier this week, may resume its work on the basis of a different organization, Russian media reported Wednesday, citing a French diplomatic source.
Source: | 2018/7/19 17:47:29

German Police Look Into Ad for Civil Defense Patrols Countering Migrant Crimes

The video of the National Democratic Party (NPD), previously accused of neo-Nazism and anti-Jewish sentiment, promotes a campaign for creating "protection zones" for their compatriots.
Source: | 2018/7/19 17:25:22

UK Cabinet Resignations Add to Brexit Uncertainty & Concern – Tandem Bank COO

In the aftermath of the Chequers crunch meeting, two senior cabinet ministers resigned over disagreements with UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy, raising the prospect of a parliamentary vote of confidence against the PM.
Source: | 2018/7/19 17:20:39

Russia sets up refugee center in Syria: defense ministry

Russia has established a center for the reception, distribution and accommodation of refugees in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/19 10:46:56