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UK consumer confidence continues to slip in May: survey

British consumer confidence deteriorated in late May despite the country starting to further ease lockdown since mid-May, a survey from polling firm GfK said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/6 8:50:57

UK COVID-19 deaths top 40,000 as another 357 patients die

Another 357 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Thursday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 40,261, the British Department of Health and Social Care said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/6 1:25:52

Greece to welcome foreign tourists "above all in safety": PM

Greece is gradually opening to tourists, with public health, the safety of foreign visitors and tourism staff at the core of the government's plan to restart the tourism industry, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/5 11:52:42

Putin declares emergency over Siberian diesel spill

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a state of emergency and criticized a subsidiary of metals giant Norilsk Nickel after a massive diesel spill into a Siberian river.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/4 19:08:41

Marie-Antoinette and lover's censored letters deciphered by new techniques

Love letters between the ill-fated French queen Marie-Antoinette and her lover, which contain key passages rendered illegible by censor marks, have been deciphered using new techniques, the French National Archives said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/4 19:03:42

Germany to unveil huge stimulus

Germany will plough 130 billion euros ($146 billion) into a stimulus package to kick-start an economy severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/4 17:58:41

French court backs UN trial for Rwanda genocide suspect

A Paris appeals court ruled Wednesday that Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, arrested in France after evading police in several countries for 25 years, should be handed over to a United Nations (UN) tribunal in Tanzania to stand trial.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/4 17:18:41

Italy lifts national and European travel ban as pandemic slows down

People in Italy will be allowed to move freely within the country from Wednesday and the travel restrictions were also eased the same day with travelers from European Union (EU) and Schengen countries, as well as the United Kingdom, Andorra and Monaco being allowed to visit the country without subjecting to quarantine.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/4 9:43:21

Clashes at Paris protest against racism, deadly police violence

Clashes broke out between police and protesters in Paris on Tuesday after around 20,000 people defied a ban to rally over the 2016 death of a black man in police custody, galvanized by US demonstrations against racism and deadly police violence.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/3 18:38:40

Istanbul's cafe resorts to well-dressed mannequins to ensure social distancing after reopening

Creative way for social distancing: A Turkish cafe is using well-dressed mannequins to ensure social distancing while making the house less empty to attract customers, after its reopening on Monday amid the easing of anti-#coronavirus measures in Turkey.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/3 14:00:19

Italy marks Republic Day with tribute to coronavirus victims

More challenges lie ahead in the "reconstruction" of the country in the wake of the pandemic, said Italian President Sergio Mattarella, adding "we are not alone."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/3 13:53:38

Europe-based airlines start to resume services as countries try to revive tourism

Europe-based airlines are starting to resume services step by step as countries try to revive tourism as a way to bring their economies battered hard by the COVID-19 pandemic back to life.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/3 12:01:02

France reports 107 new single-day deaths from COVID-19

With 107 COVID-19 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, France's total death toll from the coronavirus-caused disease rose to 28,940 on Tuesday, official figures showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/3 11:30:47

Athens rejects Turkey's oil drilling plan

Greece on Monday attacked Turkey's plan to carry out oil drilling in the eastern Mediterranean, describing it as “a new provocation.”
Source: AFP | 2020/6/2 17:28:41

Chinese medical experts awarded by Serbia for assistance in fighting COVID-19

Another three members of a six-strong Chinese expert medical team to Serbia were awarded on Monday with military memorial medals for their assistance in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/2 13:52:05

Netherlands reopens restaurants, cinemas as COVID-19 death toll remains low

The Netherlands reopened restaurants, cafes, theaters, concert halls, museums and cinemas on Monday after two and a half months' COVID-19 lockdown.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/2 9:12:47

Greece reopens primary schools, hotels, announces rules for restart of tourism

Greece took another step to normalcy on Monday with the reopening of primary schools and kindergartens, open-air cinemas, hotels and swimming pools among other businesses which had closed since March as part of measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/2 9:07:21

Russia seeks to regain space dominance

Russia on Sunday put a brave face on the loss of its space travel monopoly, saying it planned to test two new rockets in 2020 and resume its lunar program in 2021.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/1 17:28:41