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Britain must pay EU bill even in 'no deal': Brussels

The British government will face a multibillion-euro divorce settlement with the European Union even if it leaves the bloc without a deal, Brussels negotiator Michel Barnier warned Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:08:40

EU warns of crime risks from govts' passports sales

The European Commission warned on Wednesday that programs of some EU states to sell passports and visas to wealthy foreigners could help organized crime groups infiltrate the bloc and raise the risk of money laundering, corruption and tax evasion.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 21:58:42

Russia says range of disputed missile allowed under INF treaty

Moscow on Wednesday insisted the range of a missile system that has prompted Washington to say it will withdraw from a key Cold War arms treaty is allowed under the agreement.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 21:58:41

Ukraine readies

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko (center) submits documents to the Ukraine's Central Electoral Commission in Kiev on Wednesday. Tymoshenko on Wednesday officially launched her bid for the presidency, with polls showing her as the front-runner for the country's top political post.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 21:53:41

Russian Firm's Lawyers Urge Mueller to Justify Indictment Over FARA Violation

Lawyers for Russian-based Concord Management and Consulting called on US authorities to explain why they chose to indict their client for allegedly failing to register as a foreign agent but chose not to indict another firm accused of the same violation, a court document said.
Source: Sputnik News | 2019/1/23 21:49:41

Embattled deal

Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May trying to break out of an impasse created by her defeated Brexit proposal laid out Plan B before parliament on Monday. Lawmakers will vote on January 29 on a series of amendments to decide what kind of Brexit they want to see.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 21:03:40

Accident leaves taxi driver badly hurt in 'anti-Uber' strike

A taxi driver protesting in Madrid against Uber-like services was seriously hurt in a car accident on Tuesday as a strike continued in the Spanish capital and Barcelona with sporadic clashes.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 19:43:43

Europe's Arianespace takes on SpaceX by cutting Ariane 5 rocket launch price

Europe's Arianespace is discounting the price of satellite launches with its Ariane 5 rockets as it competes against US rival SpaceX for customers before the release of the cheaper Ariane 6 rocket next year, a senior executive said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 19:33:42

Germany, France sign treaty to renew friendship and cooperation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have signed a contract to renew the friendship and cooperation between the two countries on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/23 10:25:57

Meticulous work ahead in Russia-Japan peace talks: Putin

Russia and Japan have "meticulous work ahead" on creating conditions for reaching a peace treaty, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/23 10:22:43

Sweden hosts 'constructive' N.Korea talks

Talks held near the Swedish capital Stockholm that ended Monday and included representatives from North and South Korea and the US were constructive, Sweden's foreign ministry said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/22 21:43:41

Ships burn

Two Tanzania-flagged vessels burn in the Kerch Strait, Crimea, Russia. Some 31 crew members from India and Turkey were on board the ships at the time of the incident. Up to 20 people were presumed dead after a fire engulfed the two ships, authorities said on Tuesday.
Source: VCG | 2019/1/22 21:33:40

Two ships catch fire in Kerch Strait, one sailor dead

Two ships caught fire after a possible explosion while moving through the Kerch Strait, killing one sailor on board, Russia's Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/22 21:15:10

Sweden forms new government

Sweden announced its newly-formed government with the new Prime Minister and 22 ministers on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/22 20:47:02

Death toll climbs to 11 from ship fire in Kerch Strait

At least 11 people were killed after two ships caught fire in the Kerch Strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, Russia's Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/22 10:06:02

Britain's May unveils new Brexit strategy

British Prime Minister Theresa May was set to unveil her Brexit "Plan B" to parliament on Monday after MPs shredded her EU divorce deal, deepening the political gridlock 10 weeks from departure day.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/21 21:08:39

UK launches app for EU citizens to stay after Brexit

The British government launched a phone app on ­Monday to allow EU nationals to apply to stay after Brexit, hoping to ease concerns among those who have made their lives in Britain.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/21 17:58:40

May's office fears MPs' plot to seize control over Brexit 'extremely concerning'

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street office said Sunday that reported plots for parliament to seize control from the government over Brexit were "extremely concerning."
Source: AFP | 2019/1/20 22:18:40