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Show of unity

European leaders pose for a group photo during the EU Informal Summit of Heads of State or Government in Salzburg, Austria, on Thursday. Issues including migration and Brexit will be discussed (see stories on pages 7, 14).
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 23:13:41

Tensions rise as EU prepares for final Brexit stretch

EU leaders met Thursday to prepare for the final stretch of Brexit negotiations, after public clashes with Britain over who should give ground but signs of a shift on both sides over the key issue of Ireland.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 22:23:42

Accused suicide

This photo shows the Saint Romain church in the northwestern city of Rouen, France where 38-year-old priest Jean-Baptiste Sebe, who was accused by a woman of sexually assaulting her daughter, killed himself on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 22:18:42

Four children killed as Dutch train hits daycare bike

Four children from a Dutch daycare center were killed on Thursday when a train hit their electric cargo bike at a level crossing, police said on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 22:13:42

Fish out of water

The Russian Navy Project 677 diesel-electric submarine Kronstadt is prepared for a launch ceremony at the Admiralty Shipyard, a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation. Project 677 submarines belong with the fourth generation of diesel-electric subs, which began to be built in 2005.
Source: IC | 2018/9/20 22:08:41


Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 21:51:55

Merkel takes a gamble with new immigration law

Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes a new immigration law will make it easier for foreign workers to find jobs in Germany, but her push to fill a record number of vacancies risks angering voters who still resent her open-door refugee policy.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/20 18:53:40

Experts underscore importance of humanitarian demining in Eastern Ukraine

The Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Ukraine underscores the importance of humanitarian demining in Eastern Ukraine, Martin Sajdik, an official in the TCG on Ukraine, told local media on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 8:34:29

Brexit talks face Irish hurdle at EU summit

Prime Minister Theresa May was set to confront European leaders Wednesday over the fate of the Irish border when Britain quits the EU next year, as Brexit talks enter a final three-month scramble.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/19 22:23:42

Senators grill Macron aide accused of demo assault

Senators on Wednesday grilled President Emmanuel Macron's disgraced former security aide Alexandre Benalla over an assault that tarnished Emmanuel Macron's reputation.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/19 22:23:40

Italians flock to film on police violence

Thousands of Italians are flocking to illegal free public screenings of a new film about a young man's 2009 death in custody, a potent symbol of police violence and a merciless penal system.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/19 22:08:41

CIS expresses regret over termination of Ukraine-Russia treaty

The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) expressed on Tuesday regret over the termination of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and Russia, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 10:44:56

Japan FM urges clarity over Brexit

Japan's foreign minister on Tuesday urged his visiting British counterpart to ensure clarity over Brexit amid signs that Japanese businesses are growing increasingly nervous about Britain's future outside the EU.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/18 22:18:40

French interior minister to quit as Macron ratings plunge

France's Interior Minister Gerard Collomb announced Tuesday he would quit after next year's European Parliament elections in yet another blow to President Emmanuel Macron.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/18 21:58:40

Spy chief row tests German government

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government was to decide Tuesday whether to keep on or fire the domestic spy chief as an explosive row over immigration and the far-right once more rocks her fragile coalition.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/18 21:53:41

Russia regrets Ukraine's termination of partnership agreement

Moscow regrets Ukraine's decision to end a key partnership agreement with Russia and will seek cooperation with "other, more responsible Ukrainian politicians," the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:36:00

Russia presents new proof that Ukraine downed MH17 flight in 2014

The Russian Defense Ministry said Monday that it had discovered new proof that the missile downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014 over Ukraine belonged to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:33:18

Ukrainian president greenlights termination of key partnership agreement with Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to enforce a decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) on terminating the key partnership agreement with Russia, the presidential press service said in a statement on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:24:00