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Russian Defense Ministry denies accusation on MH17

The Russian Defense Ministry said Friday that no new anti-aircraft missiles crossed the border to Ukraine since 1991, refuting the accusation that Russia was responsible for the crash of MH17 on July 17, 2014, according to Russian media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/25 19:16:09

Turkey nabs 273 illegal immigrants heading for Greek islands

The Turkish coast guard has captured 273 illegal immigrants in the last 24 hours along Turkey's Aegean shore, as they were attempting to sneak into Greek islands, the force said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/25 17:39:02

For First Time in 50 Years, Crimean Wine Wins Accolades, Awards in London

The Crimea-based Alma Valley winery took three medals at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London.
Source: | 2018/5/25 16:32:42

Putin to Meet With Foreign Companies' Chief Executives on SPIEF Sidelines

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with the chief executives of foreign companies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), representatives of BP, Siemens, Huawei, Shell, Boeing, Total, Volvo and Toyota will attend the meeting, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov told reporters.
Source: | 2018/5/25 16:31:16

'Chocolate Kiss': German Firm Under Fire for Royal Wedding Post, Dubbed 'Racist'

An apparent attempt to cash in on hype over the royal wedding has landed a German producer of sweets Super Dickmann in hot water, as the firm has had to apologize for a collage of its brand's chocolate-covered marshmallows in a bridal dress.
Source: | 2018/5/25 16:28:11

'We Thought He'd Be More Expressive': Russian Prankster on Fooling UK FM Johnson

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson wasn't keen to take a call from Ukrainian authorities, but agreed to chat with who he thought was the new Armenian Prime Minister, according to the Russian prankster Alexei Stolyarov, who told Sputnik it was Johnson's fellow official who made it all happen.
Source: | 2018/5/25 16:11:40

Irish abortion referendum begins for island residents

A referendum on Ireland's abortion law kicked off among the country's island residents on Thursday, a day ahead of other Irish voters, reported local media RTE.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/25 10:15:14

Teens who planned massacre at British school guilty of murder conspiracy

Two teenage boys from North Yorkshire were found guilty Thursday of conspiracy to murder after a plot to carry out a school massacre was averted by police.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/25 10:04:15

Putin, Macron meet to discuss US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday exchanged views on international issues including the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, according to the Kremlin.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/25 9:46:53

Italy's industrial expo promotes digitalization, int'l cooperation among companies

An international expo focusing on industrial automation technologies was held in northern Italy's Parma from May 22 to 24, gathering companies from all over the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/25 9:42:26

UNSC adopts resolution condemning use of starvation as method of warfare

The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution that condemns the use of starvation of civilians as a method of warfare.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/25 9:41:53

Hungary, Austria share views on integration of Western Balkans

Hungary and Austria stood on common grounds regarding the necessity of the European integration of the Western Balkans, Hungarian leaders said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/25 9:38:57

No extra time; Britain says Brexit transition will end in December 2020

Britain will end its implementation period with the European Union after Brexit in December 2020, a spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, denying a media report that the government was seeking a new transition until 2023.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/24 23:18:42

Every vote counts

Garda officer Pat McElroy and Presiding officer Nancy Sharkey carry a ballot box to the temporary Polling Station on Gola Island, off the Donegal coast, where 29 people are registered to vote in the Irish abortion referendum on Thursday. Voters will head to the polls to decide whether to repeal a constitutional ban on all abortions except in cases where the mother's life is at risk. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/5/24 23:18:41

Italian PM nominee to build a populist coalition government

Italy's prime ministerial nominee Giuseppe Conte on Thursday began lining up a cabinet after being endorsed to lead a populist coalition government.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/24 23:18:41

UK to demand refund after snubbed by EU's Galileo

Britain is set to demand that the European Union repay up to 1 billion pounds ($1.34 billion) if the bloc continues to force British companies out of the Galileo satellite navigation system, a government official said.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/24 22:43:41

Families from 8 countries file suit against EU over climate change

Ten families from Europe, Kenya, and Fiji have filed suit against the European Union, seeking to limit global warming's threats to their homes and livelihoods, their lawyers said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/24 22:43:40

'Everything happened so fast'

Two people were killed and many others injured after a train hit a large truck that was stuck on a railway crossing, causing multiple carriages to derail, local media reported.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/24 22:38:40