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Putin discusses Syrian issues with Saudi, Egyptian, Israeli leaders by phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed recent developments in Syria with Saudi Arabian, Egyptian, Israeli leaders respectively, the Kremlin press service said Tuesday in statements.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 11:26:04

British Chancellor between a rock and a hard place in latest budget

British economic growth has been held back by the uncertainties of Brexit, but it is a more profound fault with the economy that looks set to make things difficult for the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond when he delivers his "budget" on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 10:17:36

Annual int'l charity Bazaar held in Geneva

People visit a charity Bazaar at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 21, 2017. The United Nations Women's Guild (UNWG) organized the annual international charity Bazaar on Tuesday to raise funds for disadvantaged children around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 9:07:36

Serbia, Russia continue to boost friendship-based cooperation: Russian official

Serbia and Russia are willing to continue mutual political support and expand economic cooperation, visiting Chairwoman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko said in a joint conference with President Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:26:08

Putin, Trump stress diplomatic solution to Korean Peninsula issue -- Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue in a phone conversation Tuesday, stressing the need to seek a solution through negotiations and diplomatic means, the Kremlin said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:16:14

Saudi king, Russian president discuss counterterrorism by phone

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud discussed on Tuesday counterterrorism with Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:15:48

Finland stands out among European nations in PISA problem solving test

Finland has remained among top European countries where school students have excellent new PISA test results, but has the widest learning gap between boys and girls, showed the results of a PISA survey published on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:13:27

Swiss to use single unified online ID for shopping

Swiss consumers will be able to use a single digital identity to buy online products and services, thanks to a project unveiled by nine big companies, according to local media Swissinfo on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:05:54

Trump, Putin talk by phone about Syria, anti-terror cooperation: White House

US President Donald Trump spoke by phone with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, with Syria, fighting terrorism, Ukraine and other hotspot issues on the agenda.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:04:20

May urges battling parties in Northern Ireland to end rift

British Prime Minister Theresa May intervened Tuesday in the political rift that has left Northern Ireland without a devolved assembly since March.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 2:05:16

Putin meets Assad for ‘political settlement’ to re-boot peace process

President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that the Russian army had “saved Syria as a state,” after meeting with leader Bashar al-Assad in Russia, as Syrian regime forces take an upper hand over rebels and the Islamic State group.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/21 23:38:39

Merkel aide gives German parties three weeks to find way out of crisis

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s right-hand man, Peter Altmaier, appealed to political parties on Tuesday to decide in the next three weeks whether they can form a stable government and drag Germany out of a political impasse.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/21 23:08:40

Testing time

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a session at the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) on Tuesday in Berlin. Merkel faced the greatest crisis of her career on Monday after negotiations to form a new government collapsed, shaking a country that is Europe’s political and economic anchor. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/21 22:43:40

German police arrest 6 Syrians suspected to be IS fighters plotting terror attacks

German police raided the homes of suspected terrorists in four cities simultaneously Tuesday and arrested six men, all of them Syrian nationals.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 21:30:23

Merkel says to lead CDU again in case of new elections after talks fail

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she would lead CDU (Christian Democratic Union) again in case of new elections, after the exploratory talks for a government coalition failed Sunday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 20:13:08

Anti-terrorist operations in Syria near completion: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his visiting Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad Monday that joint military operations against terrorists in Syria are coming to an end, with the focus shifting to a political process, the Kremlin said Tuesday in a transcript of the meeting.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 14:49:41

Syria's Assad holds surprising meeting with Putin in Sochi

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad held a surprising meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in the Russian city of Sochi to discuss political process in Syria, state news agency SANA reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 14:36:32

Kyrgyz president calls on Russia to mediate Kyrgyz-Kazakh crisis

Russia needs to intervene and help settle the row between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said in Bishkek on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 13:30:14